Wooden Propeller Forum  

Go Back   Wooden Propeller Forum > Wooden Propeller Identification > "Early" Wooden Propellers

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 10-23-2017, 02:30 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 2
Default Large Prop id?

Hi All,

I'm hoping someone can help ID the very large propeller we have at the Bournemouth Aviation Museum. It was always stated it was a Zeppelin prop, but I don't think anyone really believed that. Recently the prop has been removed from its previous location on a roof outside (!) and is currently sat in our engine area.

Now it is on the ground its size has become very apparent; It is 24 feet tip to tip (and apparently some time in the past it was longer - something happened to it but I have no further information) distance across the centre hub is around 2 feet.

There are no markings at all - I've attached some photos - One of the jet engines in the background is a Rolls Royce Avon, which gives you an idea how big this is!

Possibly from a wind tunnel?

Many thanks

Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC_3586.jpg (90.0 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg DSC_3589.jpg (91.6 KB, 12 views)
File Type: jpg DSC_3587.jpg (95.4 KB, 15 views)
Bryank is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:40 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.