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Old 02-20-2017, 07:15 PM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Hudson, NH
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Default Curtiss Experimental Propeller

Hello to All,
I hope to find out some information about my Curtiss propeller I have owned for the past six years. What I do know: 96" Long, Hub Thickness is 6", 3" center bore diameter, 6-3/4" Bolt Circle, Eight 1/2" Holes. I will upload photos showing the Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Co., Inc. decals. The Propeller has the following markings: DRAWING # EX 16997 - D - 80 - P - 48 - 2. CURTISS PROPELLER # 1801 LHMF - - OAK -
There also appears to be a circular stamping close to the hub, not sure what this is but it looks deliberate.
It also appears to be a "pusher" style propeller found on Curtiss flying boats of that period.
Questions: Does the EX drawing # mean it was Experimental? Garden City, NY was home to the Curtiss Engineering Corporation Building that was dedicated to aviation research and development. This building was opened in 1918, suggesting the propeller is almost 100 years old.
Also, does the paint and coloring suggest a military application?
I look forward to any response as to what Curtiss Aeroplane and what motor this Propeller may be linked.
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