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Old 12-04-2018, 08:16 AM   #2
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Your assumptions are correct. It's clearly stamped for the Jenny and its correction engine (Curtiss OX5).

The Jenny was used as a trainer only and was not fitted for combat. Generally speaking the propeller sustains damage in almost any kind of crash, so if this one is completely intact it may well have been given to him unrelated to his crash. You almost certainly won't find any information trying to track history of the propeller itself and would need to search for any records relating directly to your great grandfather, although even that may be a long shot.

It looks to be in excellent original condition. I think you'd be wise to keep it in the family and not alter it in any way (other than a gentle cleaning and protection with high quality beeswax).
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