Early Dynamometer Measured Horses' Pulling Power

Dynamometers gave a way to standardize measurements at horse pulls

A heavy team of Percheron horses being tested on the original Ford-mounted dynamometer at Iowa State College, Ames.

A heavy team of Percheron horses being tested on the original Ford-mounted dynamometer at Iowa State College, Ames.

From the 1936 Yearbook of Agriculture.

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Sam Moore grew up on a farm in western Pennsylvania. He now lives in Salem, Ohio, and collects antique tractors, implements and related items. Contact Sam by e-mail at letstalkrustyiron@att.net