12 HP Lansing Steam Engine From 1898: A Steamer With Four-Wheel Drive

Chain and sprocket got wheels rolling

The Lansing Iron and Engine Works, of Lansing, Mich., created this 12 HP steam engine from 1898 that attempted to harness the power of four-wheel drive.
Photograph courtesy of Jack Norbeck, author of the Encyclopedia of American Steam Traction Engines