This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
Collection Item Summary:
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.
Collection Item Long Description:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Gift of Matthew Bacon Sellers, Jr. and John Sellers.
- Engine Case - Aluminum
- Propeller Blade - Wood
Hub Depth: 5.2 cm (2.0625 in.), Shaft Hole Diameter: 4.4 cm (1.75 in.), Bolt Hole Diameter: 0.6 cm (0.25 in.), Hub Diameter: 11.7 cm (4.625 in.), Propeller Diameter: 56.1875 in. (142.7 cm)
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Country of Origin
United States of America
- Type: Reciprocating, Horizontally-opposed, 2 cylinders, air-cooled
- Power: 19 kW (25 hp) at 1,200 rpm
- Weight: 22 kg (49 lb)
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary