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    My helpful friends at Flypast forum suggested that I contact this forum.
    We have a propeller in the Irish Air Corps Museum and we need help to confirm identity and how to look after it for display.
    The following information is what we have
    Edul Zug
    S215 (or 21
    also Gefruft FLZ
    We would appreciate very much, advice as to how we clean it and treat it.
    Many thanks for any suggestions
    Tony K
    Attached Files

  • #2
    Hopefully Bob Gardner will check in later to fill in some gaps, but it's an excellent propeller and should be kept in original condition at all costs. It's of German manufacture, and the St. & C. stamping refers to the Steininger and Company as it does on this propeller. Other markings:

    Edulzug = "right hand tractor" as opposed to pusher
    D270 = diameter (length) of 270 cm
    PS 160 = 160 HP engine
    S215 = pitch in cms (the distance it would advance per turn in theory, like a screw)
    Stand 1370 = RPM
    2950 = "probably" a serial number

    Bob may have more information on what it was actually designed for. Be patient. In the meantime, can you get a close up view of the decals and post them here?


    • #3
      Many thanks Dave, this is of great assistance to us and look forward to any further information that may come to hand.
      What appears to be a black circle is actually a five pointed star on a black background.
      We cleaned the propeller using slightly soaped water and nothing else and would appreciate any suggestions as to how we progress to protect it in order to display it.
      We originally believed that it had come from Gormanston after it closed about 10 years ago ( a former RFC/RAF base) but we are not sure.
      Thanks again for your advice.
      Tony K
      Attached Files


      • #4
        Bob (Gardner) is in the process of writing another book, this one on German propellers, so hopefully we he pops in here he'll have some other leads. I'd do nothing with it for the time being, but suspect eventually the only recommendation will be to apply a high quality beeswax to the surface. It's important not to try to "improve" its appearance any other way.


        • #5
          Thanks Dave, we will await any further advice, in the meantime we will put it on hold.
          Best regards
          Tony K