Ben-Hur Race Mechanism Diagram, n.d.

Description

Two (or more) chariots of four horses each were cranked forward or backward by windlasses under the stage. The machinery, weighing several tons, had to be installed in each theatre by a crew of carpenters who traveled ahead of the show.

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Medium Illustration
Source NYPL
Collection Erlanger Scrapbooks
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