History of cardan shaft-Jiangsu Sitong Cardan Shaft Co.,Ltd
Welcome To Jiangsu Sitong! We are Professional Cardan shaft manufacturer.
  +86-18852632222 丨    lynn@cardanshaft.com.cn

History of cardan shaft

Views:81     Author:Cardan Shaft Manufacturer     Publish Time: 2018-05-17      Origin:Sitong Cardan Shaft Co.,Ltd

The term drive shaft first appeared during the mid 19th century. In Stover's 1861 patent reissue for a planing and matching machine, the term is used to refer to the belt-driven shaft by which the machine is driven.[1] The term is not used in his original patent.[2] Another early use of the term occurs in the 1861 patent reissue for the Watkins and Bryson horse-drawn mowing machine.[3] Here, the term refers to the shaft transmitting power from the machine's wheels to the gear train that works the cutting mechanism.


In the 1890s, the term began to be used in a manner closer to the modern sense. In 1891, for example, Battles referred to the shaft between the transmission and driving trucks of his Climax locomotive as the drive shaft,[4] and Stillman referred to the shaft linking the crankshaft to the rear axle of his shaft-driven bicycle as a drive shaft.[5] In 1899, Bukey used the term to describe the shaft transmitting power from the wheel to the driven machinery by a universal joint in his Horse-Power.[6] In the same year, Clark described his Marine Velocipede using the term to refer to the gear-driven shaft transmitting power through a universal joint to the propeller shaft.[7] Crompton used the term to refer to the shaft between the transmission of his steam-powered Motor Vehicle of 1903 and the driven axle.[8]


The pioneering automobile industry company, Autocar, was the first to use a drive shaft in a gasoline-powered car. Built in 1901, today this vehicle is in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution


We have first-class production line and strict management system.

Contact Us

江苏四通机械制造有限公司
Jiangsu Sitong Cardan Shaft Co.,LTD
Tel : +86-523-84549777
Phone : +86-18852632222
E-mail : lynn@cardanshaft.com.cn
Whatsapp : +86-18852632222
Skype : sales@nskfagbearings.com
QQ : 510994342

Contact Us

Copyright 2020  Jiangsu Sitong Cardan Shaft Co.,Ltd All Rights Reserved. 网站地图 Sitemap