Note that as 0 is made smaller, the mass multiplying effect increases tremendously. (When 0=i/2°, a one-pound mass at point B would have the same initial retarding effect as a 3,280-pound mass located at point A.)

The foregoing analysis indicates that by means of a toggle linkage, the initial retardation can be made to be as great as desired merely by decreasing the initial angle. However, there are practical limitations on how small the initial angle should be.

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