Retro Hour: How differentials work? Vintage 1937 clip explains [video]


The differential, it’s in every car but it’s probably one of the most taken for granted components. It allows you to take the tightest turns without wearing down your tires or tearing your drive train apart.

Even if you understand how the differential works this video presentation is worth a watch. The video simplifies the differential down to its most basic form and amazingly the concept become crystal clear.

The video is a production by the former Olympic swimmer Henry Jamison who went on to produce training and promotional material for soldiers, salespeople and factory works. He died at the age of 97, having continued his daily swimming right to the very end.

Watch the video below for a great insight into differentials.