A composite image of the lineshaft in the Campbell Carriage Factory, overlaying a sketch of the two-horse power system.

By finding a way to transfer and redistribute the power from two horses to a room-full of machines, the Campbell's were able to substantially improve the productivity of their craftsmen. In this case, a factory for the production of horse-drawn vehicles, was itself driven by horses!

Leslie Van Patter
Paul Bogaard, Adèle Hempel
19-20th Century
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