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pollygirl 07-21-2009 01:28 AM

Confused!!!
 
THIS PROP I HAVE HAS GARDNER STAMP-BUT NUMBERS DON'T SEEM TO MATCH UP-CAN ANYONE HELP ME SOLVE THIS MYSTERY???I'VE BEEN AT IT FOR HOURS!
PT-17 AIRPLANE
R-670-5-ENGINE
220 H.P. AT 2075 RPM
PART NO. 42K19593
NPRS SER NO 43282

IT'S ABOUT 8FT OR SO-CHERRY COLORED WOOD-GARDNER STAMP, but no matching part nos. I'm lost- I think I want to sell it, but I'm not sure and I want to learn more about it first.

Dave 07-21-2009 07:48 AM

WEll it's a little convoluted, but I have a listing of a Sensenich drawing number 42K19593 that corresponds to Type Certificate 546.

TC 546 is also designated for 43K19181 and you'll find that listing here, which shows it was a military contract for the civilian model 90-LA 76. That exact model isn't specifically listed on this list, but that list does show a 90-LA model with a different pitch, using the Continental R-670 5 engine, the same as yours. The horsepower is correct for that as well. I presume that Gardner simply manufactured it under an agreement with Sensenich, who held the type certificate for it. That practice was not uncommon.

It is clearly stamped for a PT 17 Airplane, however, and the other data fits even though we don't have it listed. It would have been made under a 1942 military contract and used on the PT 17 (Boeing Stearman).

MWP_Lamar 07-21-2009 11:39 AM

I'll add the new drawing number to the web page. Thanks Dave!

john drews 07-22-2009 11:42 PM

prop
 
what is the over-all lenght of your prop?

pollygirl 07-23-2009 02:46 AM

Length
 
It's about 8-9ft long

pollygirl 07-23-2009 02:49 AM

Value???
 
By the way how much is this worth-is this something I should be donating to a museum-selling, I love it, but we are so broke right now; I'm extremely conflicted as to rather or not I should hang on to it. Also is there any way to track what plane(s) it was on?:confused:

Dave 07-23-2009 06:59 AM

It's almost impossible to know what specific plane it went on, and I think you'll be disappointed with a museum's response to donating it to them. It's not particularly rare.

The "market" for selling any collectible right now isn't very good. My advice is to just hang on to it. If you want to sell it, eBay is still your best bet. You'll need good photographs and a good description. I'd put a reserve on it. Use whatever value you want, but if it's higher than around $750 you might discourage any bidding.

john drews 07-23-2009 10:34 AM

prop
 
i would think about buying it but i would have to know in inches how long it is .

Dave 07-23-2009 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by john drews (Post 3516)
i would think about buying it but i would have to know in inches how long it is .

It's 90 inches long. The drawing number (90 LA - 76) shows that the diameter, or length, is 90 inches and the pitch is 76 inches. It doesn't hurt to have the owner actually measure it as well, though, because if it's less than that it means the tips have been cut down.

pollygirl 07-25-2009 12:12 AM

Measurements
 
i am moving so my tape measure is lost-but as soon as i find it i will post exact measurements/:)thanks dave.


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