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Forum Categories => Stationary Engines => Engine Pictures A - C => Topic started by: Eric Schulz on 25 November, 2014, 07:32:33 pm

Title: Bates
Post by: Eric Schulz on 25 November, 2014, 07:32:33 pm
This Bates ad from a Dalgety's Review, dated November 1903.

Not sure why they were so high mounted.

Brown, Webb & Coe. Coe??

Eric

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc10/Antique_Engines/Bateseng.jpg) (http://s213.photobucket.com/user/Antique_Engines/media/Bateseng.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Bates
Post by: Mick Christie on 26 November, 2014, 08:28:58 am
Thats a gardner engine actually. But yes it is mounted high but that is also because the engine is a "full base" engine where most portable engines were built as half base so they were not up so high
    Cheers Mick
Title: Re: Bates
Post by: Eric Schulz on 26 November, 2014, 07:03:38 pm
As far as I know, Bates were engine manufacturers, so I didn't take a lot of notice of the details. But, yes, that pushrod on an angle is very Gardner looking.

I knew I had seen pictures of the Trusty, an even higher mounted engine, so did a bit of a hunt and found the one below. Maybe they had seen one of those labels saying "Keep out of the reach of children"!

Eric

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc10/Antique_Engines/Trusty.jpg) (http://s213.photobucket.com/user/Antique_Engines/media/Trusty.jpg.html)