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Old 03-04-2017, 06:45 PM
 
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Did ancient, medievel and colonial era wagons have differential gears?

Differential gears being


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Old 03-05-2017, 08:13 AM
 
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Yes and the driveshaft was connected to output shaft in horse's ....
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:41 AM
 
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Didn't DaVinci's drawing show something similar?
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Old 03-05-2017, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Vienna, Austria
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Default The simplest type of gear

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Didn't DaVinci's drawing show something similar?
Did he invent the involute gear? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Involute_gear
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Old 03-05-2017, 04:19 PM
 
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Yes and the driveshaft was connected to output shaft in horse's ....
That is actually pretty funny.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:43 PM
 
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The answer is no. Since the wheels were not powered there would be no point in it. Each wheel was free-wheeling on its hub, wagon axles did not rotate.
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:57 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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The gears were connected to the horse power. You said gettyup to shift to third gear.

There were gears of a sort on some of the farm implements, like the gears attached to the axle that spun forks to spread manure
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:43 AM
 
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If not having gears is having the same gears, then the answer is "yes."
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