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Old 06-21-2012, 05:04 PM   #1
Jorri
 
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Default (Dutch?) Gnome 160 propeller (Oberursel U.III?)

A gentleman on the following Dutch aviation forums is wonderig about the value of a propeller:

http://www.nederlandseluchtvaart.nl/...opeller-21145/

it has been found there, that it is most likely a Dutch propeller: it has the word 'spoed' on it, which is used for 'pitch'.

It also has '160 pk Gnome' written on it. 'pk' Is dutch for horsepower.

This means it was most likely built by the Dutch 'Air Department' (the then-time air force) for one of the Fokker D.III's, which were ordered from germany during WWI and powered by an Oberursel U.III engine.

It has a working clock in the hub, so it's not intact.

Other data:

length: 2600mm

Text:

MODEL AA
160PK GNOME
SPOED 245
D260

You can find photographs in the link.

Would it be possible for you to give an indication of its value? We would be most obliged.

Thank you,

Joris
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