Gade 1½ HP Engine Casting Set
Gade Bros. Manufacturing Co. started business in 1903 and produced some of the first reliable, air cooled, gasoline powered engines for farm use. In 1912 they introduced a small 1½ hp engine, the Model "C", suitable for "small" farms. It was said by proponents: "The Gade engine uses at least thirty-three and one-third per cent. less gasoline than any other make engine. On account of the few parts and extreme simplicity, it costs practically nothing to operate this engine. It will start quickly in cold weather, whereas a water-cooled engine will not." The company also guaranteed all parts "free from defects in materials or workmanship" for five years from the date of purchase.
The Gade Uni-flow was considered to be advanced for its time with the extra air port uncovered by the piston at the bottom of the power stroke. You will need a lathe, drill press and mill/shaper to build this fine model. A one quarter scale of the original, the model engine has a 7/8" bore, 1-1/4" inch stroke, and 4-1/2" flywheels. Overall dimensions: 12"L x 6-1/2" W x 5"H on skid. The kit includes 9 iron and 12 lost wax silicon bronze castings. The castings are very highly detailed and those of cast iron are fully annealed and roto blasted. Also available are a variety of accessory and hardware kits that you may elect to purchase.
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