Spinning Levers - How A Transmission Works (1936)

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US Auto Industry

US Auto Industry

10 yıl önce

The transmission in the modern motorcar -- the mechanism that makes it possible to have three forward speeds and a reverse -- is a series of levers, levers that spin.

Producer: Handy (Jam) Organization
Sponsor: Chevrolet Division, General Motors Corporation

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whatman640
whatman640 2 yıl önce
Does anyone else find this stuff from the 30's like x100 times easier to understand than modern stuff?
M.
M.
Why is it that such an old explanation is still better understandable than all modern explanations and vids??? This video you can actually see real gears being filmed without any animation! Well done.
Tsuna
Tsuna
I'm starting to realise that I think the reason these old videos are so effective is that they explain everything simply from the ground up for people that wouldn't have had any idea what they were talking about unless they did.
peltel2222
peltel2222 14 gün önce
Even though the voice over person is long passed away, he’s still teaching us! These videos are 1000 times better than modern ones. This video will still be teaching people the principles of transmissions 100 years from now. Thank you voiceover man wherever you are!
soulassassin0g
soulassassin0g
Teacher:
James Jansson
James Jansson
This is a perfect example of incremental introduction of new information. Each step is not much harder than the last, but by the end you've learnt a lot.
Keith Strang
Keith Strang 2 yıl önce
I wonder if these guys knew in 1936 that over the next 100 years, no one would beat them in their explanation of how a manual transmission works.
Seeker 818211
Seeker 818211
I feel like I actually became smarter from this, and that's coming from someone who's easily confused by too much moving stuff at once. This is really clever, both how it all works, and the way it's all explained. I very much appreciate how clearly it's all broken down and explained, and I feel like this is probably the closest I'll understand how on Earth a transmission works. I also never really thought about gears being levers before. It's amazing how people come up with this stuff, how it came to be. People were geniuses in the day, man. I feel a little smarter from the video, but also dumber at the same time, wondering how the hell people invented transmissions.
Totus
Totus
I wish companies would still make videos like these,they explain how complicated stuff works without making you feel stupid
Keith Ferguson
Keith Ferguson
I think what makes this video so easy to understand and pertinent even to today is the fact that concepts are explained.
Halinspark
Halinspark
I love these old videos. They explain the basics so much clearer than the ones made now. I mean, it was all simpler then, but still.
Sergio Vhhic
Sergio Vhhic
It even showed how to downshift and use lower gears going downhill amazing.
Jon Las
Jon Las
Almost a 100 years later, this explanation is still phenomenal. These engineers/scientist were way ahead of their times.
Steve Lin
Steve Lin
Incredible video. This is why TRshow was invented, so that online education could keep up to date with the 30s.
mjm
mjm
What a pleasant learning video. Well produced, to the point and memorable. This simplicity really needs to be brought back. Lucky for us, they didn't have any available computers, or we wouldnt see the simple mechanisms purpose built for demonstrations. They also didnt have casting issues, where someone was complaining about not being fairly represented; it focused on the workings of the transmission first and foremost. I cant tell you who was in it, or how many people they showed, but I can now explain how a transmission works!
Marcin515
Marcin515 14 gün önce
This is just beautiful. Such a concise explanation.
Logically
Logically
I love how easily its explained in these old videos...so much simple and to the basics...
S.E. Wagger
S.E. Wagger 14 gün önce
Great stuff!!!! We still use the same method today but the complexity has increased a hundred fold. In the 1960s an Apprentice became a motor mechanic after 4 years and he knew how to fix EVERYTHING on your car. But with today's automobiles you need a specialist mechanic for the motor, the gears, the exhaust, the electrics and electronics, etc., etc. No single mechanic can fix everything on a modern car.
Daniel Lawson
Daniel Lawson 2 yıl önce
I like that they had to physically make all those models to demonstrate their principles. So much more engaging than a 3D animation for some reason.
Zachariah Russell
Zachariah Russell
That. Was. Awesome. Back when people explained things for the purpose of knowledge, rather than to get the most subscribers. If only we could return to such a time.
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