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foxfire 01-11-2017 09:24 AM

Mystery Propeller
I am attempting to identify the manufacturer of a small vintage wooden propeller. It appears to possibly be one used on a UAV and measures 24 inches from tip to tip with the tips being painted red with a yellow painted band inside of the red tips. It has a 2 inch diameter hole in the center with 4-1/4 inch flange holes. At the widest point the blades measure 2 3/8 inches wide. There is a number on the hub which is 10552-1. Any information which you could provide in identifying this propeller would be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks,
James Manley

Dbahnson 01-11-2017 10:04 AM

They're usually pretty hard to identify with much specificity, but it certainly sounds like a typical " target drone" propeller used in the 1940s and 1950s. There were thousands of these sold off as surplus later on.

A picture might help, but I don't know of any reference to that design number, which might even just be a serial number.

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