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The Art of Being Drunk

By Richard Watkins

2017, 20 pages, ill

Ordinary fusees can only be wound by turning the fusee arbor anti-clockwise. Drunken fusees are fusees that can be wound by turning the fusee arbor either clockwise or anti-clockwise. They are more curiosities than useful, but interesting none the less.

This article explains how drunken fusees work. It is provided as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file:

Illustration: Model of the Abraham Tappy drunken fusee made by Piet Andreissen (© P. Andriessen).