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Old 09-11-2009, 01:52 PM   #1
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Default RARE Tri Blade Prop

I have looked at all kinds of websites and cannot locate anywhere info on a tri blade prop. It is in immaculate condition, everything original on it. I need to sell it - someone please tell me anything you can about it and how I can verify price on this? I have pix. Thanks! Email talcrox at yahoo dot com
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Old 09-17-2009, 05:40 PM   #2
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The owner tells me the following inscriptions are stamped on the three sides of the propeller near the hub: D2S4OF, G5X450 & 3656.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:56 PM   #3
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Well, judging from the design I would say it's not original. The brass tips should not look like brass anymore. They should have some darker patina to them. I'm guessing that it has been refinished.
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:15 AM   #4
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Many thanks for telling us about your prop. It is certainly rare and interesting. The use of six bolt holes, rather than eight indicates that it was intended for a comparatively low powered engine, which in turn suggests that it was for a civilian aircraft rather than military.

The brass sheathing to the tips is unlike any sheathing I have seen before and the shape and style suggest a date in the early 1920's. If you could identify it to an aircraft type, it might be worth $800 USD or more. As no one here seems able to identify it, I suggest that you look for photographs of civilian aircraft from the 1920's and 1930's on the internet.

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