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Bates Aero Engines

Carl S. Bates built aircraft motors and gained a reputation for their lightness and reliability.


Early engines included:
1908 20hp 2 cylinder, horizontally opposed air-cooled
1909 30hp 4 cylinder, horizontally opposed air-cooled
1910 8-10hp 2 cylinder, horizontally opposed air-cooled


Bates Model 2 B Horizontally-opposed Engine
This engine was manufactured by the Bates Engineering Company of Chicago, Illinois, about 1910. It is believed to be a 19 kW (25 shp) Model 2 B. The engine had automatic intake valves and mechanically actuated exhaust valves.
Matthew B. Sellers, builder of the first Kentucky-manufactured aircraft, flew his first quadraplane from 1908 to 1913 powered by various 2-cylinder, horizontally-opposed engines. This Bates Model 2 B was one of these engines.



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