Chevrolet explains how a transmission works in this amazing 1936 short film

|  June 26, 2013 |

Chevy transmission video 1936This video find from 1936 should interest gear heads and the layman alike.

In it, Chevrolet sets about explaining how a transmission works. The video builds upon very basic principles, establishing what a lever is by showing a can opener and then a seesaw, before explaining how the gears in a car are really just series of interlocking levers.

In the course of the video, a transmission is built part by part with a careful explanation of each. The explanation of the synchronizer, which did away with noisy gear shifts, is especially interesting. Give the video a watch below.

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