How the Steam Drill Created the Legend of John Henry - Steam Culture

Today on Steam Culture, Brent talks about the rail and mining companies transition to using steam drills when they were tunneling. The steam drill that was produced by Simon Ingersoll and it had the added benefit that it rotated as well creating the first hammer drill. The adoption of this technology by companies lead to the legend of John Henry where there was a contest between man and machine to see which was better.

Ending Music by Harry Belafonte called John Henry. Great song that does a good job of going through the legend of John Henry

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