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Old 10-27-2017, 10:28 AM   #1
jcspiggle
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
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Default Curtiss Propeller Identification

Hello,

I have recently come into possession of a Curtiss propeller that I would like to know more about. I live in Rochester, NY not too far from the Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, NY, so I reached out to them first. I figured if I took it there they might be able to help identify it. Unfortunately, they replied saying that they do not have company records that would aid in any efforts because the propeller manufacturing was contracted out to more than 10 different companies. They recommended that I engage this forum for expert info. That's high praise for all of you!

The propeller is made of Mahogany from what I can tell. it is about 8'6" in length from tip to tip. There are 8 bolt holes, with a 9th dowel hole on one side. The hub is stamped with "-109-464-STANDING-R-P-M-1600-" on the top, and "-X 14319-" on the bottom. The right blade is stamped with "-CURTISS-PROPELLER-", "#752", and a small circle with what appears to be "C.E.O. 1" inside. The left blade is stamped with a "2" next to a four-pronged or fanned symbol. In each circle of the symbol there appears to be a letter. I can make out a "U", "S", ? and "A". That third letter is difficult to determine. Could it be an "N"? USNA for the Naval Academy?

I've attached some photos. If there is anything else that I can provide to make identification easier please let me know.

Thank you in advance for any help! I'm very excited to have this propeller, and I look forward to taking care of it with honor.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Curtiss Prop 1- Length.jpg (80.4 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg Curtiss Prop 2- Hub Entire.jpg (90.9 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg Curtiss Prop 3- Hub Top Left.jpg (94.5 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg Curtiss Prop 5- Hub Bottom.jpg (94.5 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg Curtiss Prop 7- Right Blade Zoom.jpg (94.3 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg Curtiss Prop 8- Left Blade Zoom.jpg (95.4 KB, 5 views)
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