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February 16, 2016

The Original Horsepower


Before steam power became widespread, some locomotives were powered by horses on treadmills.
This version, dubbed Impulsoria by Italian inventor Clemente Masserano, was driven by four horses that walked continuously at their best speed; a gearbox could be set to forward, reverse, or neutral. Horsepower - Futility Closet

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 16, 2016 5:58 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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So, 4 horses to move 2 doods and ALL that steel?

Gimme the 4 horses and get out of the way.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 17, 2016 9:57 AM

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