Parades, tractor pulls (pedal tractors, garden tractors and full-size tractors), prony brake
, two barn dances, live music three nights, antique car and truck show, slow tractor race, flea market, crafts and Sunday church service filled the agenda.
Initially, the company used a de Prony Brake
system for torque measurement.
Belt horsepower was measured using a Prony brake
. A drawbar dynamometer was introduced to measure pull.
Large Antique Flea Market, Arts & Crafts Show, Annual Midwest Model Exhibition, concessions on grounds, working demonstrations, hay baling, threshing, prony brake
, rock crushing, shingle milling, silage cutting, saw milling, St rope making.
"There is no flywheel to allow you to connect to an outside load, although Jim Briden came up with a tumbling rod assembly that allowed the roller to connect to the prony brake
, where it produced 31 bhp (brake horsepower)."
They put the engine on the prony brake
, they join in the daily parade and they engage onlookers in a variety of ways.
The engines were fired at the factory and tested on a Prony brake
(a unit similar in theory to today's dynamometer), placing a measurable load on the steam engine being tested.
Steam engines, wheat threshing, saw mill, vaneer mill, Dynamometer, prony brake
, gas engines, gas tractors, baker fans, tractor activities, parades, 15-gauge Crown Steam Train, plowingwithsteamenginesandgastractors.Horse pull, Wed.
This "machine" is in fact a prony brake
, which is used to measure the output of an engine such as the tractor.
I enjoyed the history of the Gaspar de Prony brake
and Doug Wise's demonstration machine (Farm Collector, January 2008, page 22).
If you had a Prony brake
, you could find out in no time.