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jennyspropsearch 09-16-2012 06:53 AM

looking for an id on my granpas propellor
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Hi clever people..I have an 8ft wooden ww2 prop left by my Grandad who isnt here to tell me its story..It looks like mahogony/rosewood with brass on the side with lots of rivetts.No markings that I can see. It has 4 holes at the base with lines along it..sorry its not much. Im searching as Id like to make plans to donate it to the right people, on my passing..any ideas?:cool:

Dave 09-16-2012 07:25 AM

It's very unlikely (and, frankly, probably impossible) that you can identify it without stamped identification data.

jennyspropsearch 09-16-2012 07:24 PM

update..we have markings
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Well I went back and foundmarkings..on one side is rg no(and is cut off by the base)under that is Jupt (cut off also).Then numbers 1010 and 6? and 6 and 29..see attached photos..thanksdoes this help? jen:D:

jennyspropsearch 09-16-2012 07:28 PM

hi there sent new photos of the markings..hope you can help

MWP_Lamar 09-16-2012 10:51 PM

This is a prop cut in half is it not? Is the half 8 ft or is the half 4 ft? I can't tell for certain by the picture.


jennyspropsearch 09-17-2012 03:08 AM

Correct its half the propellor, stands over 8ft (my half)

jennyspropsearch 09-17-2012 03:13 AM

found the quick reply bit..half a prop standing 8ft 4/5 as is..markings also cut in half it looks like the word Jupiter? rg no...then numbers 6 29 10 10 6

D.Hicklin 09-17-2012 07:48 PM

time to measure this 1/2 prop
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Ok time, to jump in here, as its a bit fuzzy as to the actual length of this 1/2 prop. I have a hard time believing that this 1/2 prop is 8 ft tall, just looking at the size of the door and the size of the picture hanging on the wall, it appears to be 4 to 5 feet tall. If it was intact, it would have been over 16 feet overall. Are we still on the same page here. Do us a favor and get this out in the sunlight where we can see the entire image well lit and and take a few shots of it next to a human so we can get some proper scale. Before I make any offers or observations on this 1/2 prop, I would like to really see it in detail that shows the base as well as the full scale shot that reveals its actual size.

J. Dennis Hicklin
Seattle Washington

jennyspropsearch 09-23-2012 03:08 AM

ok will do
...thanks will do

Bob Gardner 09-23-2012 06:22 AM


It's a British prop dating from the 1930's for an aircraft powered by a Bristol Jupiter engine. The most likely aircraft is a Westland Wapiti; less likely, a Boulton Paul Sidestrand. These aircraft had two-bladed props 3640mm in diameter, just under twelve feet.

With kind regards,


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