Muscling Through Time: the Pasto Agriculture Museum

The Pasto Agriculture Museum at Penn State University is preserving artifacts that demonstrate the central role of muscle power, human and animal, in the history of farming.

agriculture museum - single horse treadmill
This Buckwalter-Champion single-horse treadmill, manufactured by Schaeffer Merkel & Co. of Fleetwood, Pa., powers a Model 313 stationary threshing machine through the flat belt. The device’s governor is integrated into the flywheel’s hub.
Farm Collector Magazine Staff