Two-Horse Treadmill-Type Horse Power, circa 1900

Summary

As farmers mechanized their everyday work like threshing, winnowing, corn shelling and corn grinding, they began to use stationary power sources. This device produced by the Heebner & Sons manufacturing firm, called a "Horse Power," utilized the power from two horses walking on a treadmill, turning wheels that could power machines.

As farmers mechanized their everyday work like threshing, winnowing, corn shelling and corn grinding, they began to use stationary power sources. This device produced by the Heebner & Sons manufacturing firm, called a "Horse Power," utilized the power from two horses walking on a treadmill, turning wheels that could power machines.

Artifact

Treadmill

Date Made

circa 1900

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Soybean Lab Agricultural Gallery

Object ID

31.482.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant Material)

Dimensions

Width: 72 in

Length: 120 in

Inscriptions

Stenciled on the side: NO. 7229 / THE SUPERIOR / HEEBNER'S / PATENT / LEVEL TREAD POWER / MANUFACTURED BY / HEEBNER & SONS / LANDALE, PA. U.S.A. / 1900

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