You may get sniffy and say, surely it's really Heath Robinson, but Robinson and Goldberg were more or less contemporaries. And hey, we're just a colony.
This chain reaction stuff has a distinguished postwar lineage. Some of you will remember Heinz Wolf's tv series, The Great Egg Race and that fantastic Honda ad, The Cog at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGngcQb_0qg. There is, I think, a pre-war Dada original, but the seminal version is Fischli and Weiss's 1987 Der Lauf der Dinge. The video is called The Way Things Go and, to give you a flavour, there's a four minute clip of the half hour original.