The Hope Chest
Learn the history....
Cars in the 1900s
- An example of a crank today is the pencil sharpener that you have to work by using your hand. One is on the wall by the door.
Before cars had batteries, they had cranks. Without an electric starter, the only ways to turn over an engine to get it started were to push it or roll it off a hill then engage the clutch; or crank it. The crank inserted into the end of the crankshaft allowed a person to turn the engine over manually.
Here is a video where you can watch!