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Horse Drawn Equipment Old iron designed for the purpose of hitching up to a horse or a team. This old iron machinery may be used or demonstrated while hooked to an old iron tractor too.

Horse Drawn Equipment

Horse Power Drive


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Old 12-13-2007, 08:05:22 PM
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Well,no replies to a large 'horse power', so we'll try 'any' horse power's out there? Any make or model? Some barn, somewhere, has one...

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Have you got a picture of one?
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Here are two that I found in the archives. If anyone has more photos, please, post them.

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Oops.... Try THIS one.
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I found a very old item with a patent date in the 1860s cast on it. It looks like it could be half of a U-joint. It is a bell-shaped casting with 2 small holes that could have been for the spider trunnions and the neck part has a square hole in it like for a square drive shaft. It looks a lot like part of the u-joint in the Samson illustration. I wouldn't be surprised if it came from a horse power. It doesn't look like it would have stood up to steam power. Unfortunately, there is no other mechanical stuff in the area where I found it unless it is buried.
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More about the "u-joint": It has raised lettering around the bell shaped portion which says : Patented DEC 7 1869 It also has D 7 on the rim of the bell. If you look into the end of the bell, it has 2 heavy bosses like wrist pin bosses in a piston. It has 2 chips out of the rim of the bell at right angles to the bosses, like would happen if the shafts got too far out of line when running or if the spider broke. It also has grooves worn in the sides of the bosses opposite one another like would happen if a lot of wear had occured in the trunnion bearings or if it had run at too extreme an angle.
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Several shows have horse power driven equipment.

Here is a team of horses running an elevator at Mt. Pleasant 2007


Horse Powerd Saw Mill at Mt. Pleasant 2006


Horse Powered Thresher at Mt. Pleasant 2006


There are several more horse powered implements from the Mt. Pleasant 2006 show at:
http://www.oldengine.org/members/sba...tPleasant3.htm

I have a page full of Sandwich Equipment (including horse powers) from my 1912 catalog on the Sandwich Engine Club web site at:
http://www.oldengine.org/members/san...hequipment.htm

Sandwich 4 horse Double Geared Power No. 19
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Default Re: Horse Power drive

Seems to me I saw a link to YouTube on this site that had a video of teams with a "horsepower" unit like you show..but this one was in a building, if my memory serves me??
The current issue of Small Farmers Journal has a small article on a new treadmill and another on an old treadmill that was sold at their auction a couple years ago...pretty interesting stuff!
Thanks for sharing those pics, guys!!
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From looking at the pictures and considering the patent date, I'm pretty sure that the item I have is half of a u-joint or knuckle from some kind of horse powered rotary machine. It looks very similar to the driveline joints in several of the photos and illustrations.
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I think the video you are referring to is of a team of horses (in the building) powering a "groundhog" thresher with the cameraman narrating a bit.

This isn't the video I am speaking about, but it has a horse-power running it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW65z...eature=related

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