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  • Another SE5* Propellor

    My maternal Grandfather, Robert Balmer, established Preston Ship Repairers, after serving his time with the Merchant Navy in Liverpool and was gifted this clock.

    As a small kid and aircraft enthusiast, I always loved this, recognising it for what it was and it was left to me when he passed, as no-one else in the family wanted it!

    It seems that when aircraft were scrapped, many props were salvaged and turned into clocks and barometers and so forth, whilst many were also donated to museums, although, given that there were so many, they weren't in much demand. Plus, with the end of the Great War, vast stocks of unused props suddenly became available, becoming utilised also as spares and employed with other suitable Hispano-Suiza engined aircraft..

    I've since learned of the quality of the clockmaker and that the propellor hub is from a Royal Aircraft Factory SE5, or maybe an SE5a, (two distinctly different WWI aircraft). Now that I am settled in my new home, I can now begin to spend some time researching the history of this particular prop hub.

    Any info would be much appreciated.

    I've looked at previous, similar posts, and note that the assumption is that SE5 relates to the SE5a, however, before this mark, there was the earlier SE5, from which the more famous SE5a came. That said, I appreciate that '200 HP Hispano-Suiza' will likely refer to the engine, which was used by the improved SE5a, rather than the SE5.
    (The larger size prop was also used by the SE5a).


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    Thanks in advance...and what a fascinating Group.

    Regards,
    Bruce

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    All of the hyperlinks to Facebook just return this:

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dbahnson View Post
      All of the hyperlinks to Facebook just return this:

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      Sorry...I'll change the privacy settings.
      Thanks for letting me know.

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        You can also upload them here as attachments if you want to.

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          • #6
            The drawing number "T28096" is listed for just the SE5A with a geared Hisso engine, which is why it has a left hand thread.

            It would be unusual to find any association with a specific aircraft unless it had been recorded by the original owner of the prop or somehow entered into an aircraft log that still exists, which is also unlikely.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dbahnson View Post
              The drawing number "T28096" is listed for just the SE5A with a geared Hisso engine, which is why it has a left hand thread.

              It would be unusual to find any association with a specific aircraft unless it had been recorded by the original owner of the prop or somehow entered into an aircraft log that still exists, which is also unlikely.
              Understood and thank you.

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