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    Extinct Turnspit dog breed for turning wheels to power appliances - photo

    Extinct Turnspit dog breed for turning wheels to power appliances. Apparently the breed was abandoned with the rise of "automaton roasting-jacks".



    More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turnspit_dog


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    Found with some Chinese industrial GIFs. Could be a training device for racing dogs, but would not surprise me at all if this was powering machinery.


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    I think you'd be disappointed how much power you'd get out of that contraption. I bet it would be less than 50 watts.

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    Dogs were used in England to turn cooking spits. From Amusing Planet: https://www.amusingplanet.com/2020/0...spit-dogs.html

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    what happens when the dog stops running? does it whiz round backwards and land on it's back?

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    power for the home.then when the dog wont run any longer and has had all the pups possible it may just be the guest of honer at dinner...

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    Now wonder they are extinct they ran themselves to death



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