Evolution of the Retroencabulator

GE Turbo Encabulator, circa 1962
GE Turbo Encabulator, circa 1962

While many readers may have heard of the Rockwell Retro Encabulator and some of you may have even been involved in its calibration or decirculation, few people realize that it actually evolved from General Electric’s “Turbo Encabulator”.

Encabulation technology has been around since the mid 1940’s, though an actual working encabulator was not built until the 1960s, by GE. Chrysler remanufactured the Turbo Encabulator in 1988, but Rockwell made a number of important improvements as explained in the following video:

According to the original encabulation website, improving on the original was not an easy task.

“Forty-one manestically placed grouting brushes were arranged to feed into the rotor slip stream a mixture of high S-value phenyhydrobenzamine and 5 percent reminative tetraiodohexamine. Both these liquids have specific pericosities given by p=2.4 Cn where n is the diathecial evolute of retrograde temperature phase disposition and C is the Chomondeley’s annual grillage coefficient. Initially, n was measured with the aid of a metapolar pilfrometer, but up to the present date nothing has been found to equal the transcetental hopper dadoscope.

Electrical engineers will appreciate the difficulty of nubbing together a regurgitative purwell and a superaminative wennel-sprocket. Indeed, this proved to be a stumbling block to further development until, in 1943, it was found that the use of anhydrous nagling pins enabled a kyptonastic boiling shim to be tankered.

The early attempts to construct a sufficiently robust spiral decommutator failed largely because of lack of appreciation of the large quasi-pietic stresses in the gremlin studs; the latter were specially designed to hold the roffit bars to the spamshaft. When, however, it was discovered that wending could be prevented by the simple addition of teeth to socket, almost perfect running was secured.

The operating point is maintained as near as possible to the HF rem peak by constantly fromaging the bituminous spandrels. This is a distinct advance on the standard nivelsheave in that no drammock oil is required after the phase detractors have remissed.”

While encabulation technology has now been largely replaced by irrefutable standards such as Wikipedia and Plenum Internationale’ Conspirace’ Theorems (PICTs), the Turbo and Retro Encabulators serve an important purpose in engineering studies, right up there with DOS and Write-Only Memory (WOM).



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