Click to start this animation, which will take you step by step through the full powertrain used in the Campbell Carriage Factory.

Tantramar Interactive Inc.
Leslie Van Patter, Paul Bogaard
19-20th Century
© 2007, Tantramar Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved.


This animation begins by depicting the full powertrain from horse mill, and the belt & pulley system to one of the machines driven by this system. By clicking on a button one then zooms in on the key linkages of this system, beginning with: "(a) Horses pull around an 8' wheel constructed on a heavy post", and "(b) forcing this small gear to turn many times faster, and at right angles to the post." At the next zoom, one sees "(c) This 4’ pulley is carried round at the speed and direction of its shaft;” and "(d) …and this smaller pulley, turned by the belt, rotates the main driveshaft at even higher speed.” Finally one zooms in on “(e) One pulley was mounted on the main driveshaft for each machine. (Another is shown further down.),” “(f) This belt could turn a pulley fixed to its shaft, or slide onto an idler;” “(g) As shown, this belt would turn the lathe even faster than the driveshafts;” and “(h) If shifted to these alternate pulleys, the lathe would turn more slowly but with more power.”

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