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An illustration of a crown gear

A crown gear (or a contrate gear) is a gear which has teeth that project at right angles to the face of the wheel. In particular, a crown gear is a type of bevel gear where the pitch cone angle is 90 degrees.[1][2] A pitch cone of any other angle is simply called a bevel gear.[3] Crown gears normally mesh with other bevel gears, or sometimes spur gears.

See also

  • Crown circle
  • Spiral bevel gear


  1. ^Maitra, Gitin (1994-06-01). Handbook of Gear Design (2 ed.). McGraw-Hill Professional. ISBN 978-0-07-460237-9. 
  2. ^Jones, Franklin D (1984). Gear Design Simplified (3 ed.). p. 48. ISBN 978-0-8311-1159-5. 
  3. ^Oberg, Erik (1920). Spur and bevel gearing (1 ed.). Industrial Press. p. 202.

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