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Old 05-13-2011, 05:05 PM   #11
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Bingo! Don't ask me how I did it!
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:00 PM   #12
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Bingo! Don't ask me how I did it!
How did you do that?

That's actually 6 blades, and it sure is unusual. I'm not about to be able to identify it, but maybe Bob will have a clue. Thanks for posting it.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:37 PM   #13
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I've not seen anything like this either.

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Old 05-14-2011, 10:25 AM   #14
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Hi,

There was a 6 bladed prop on a Deperdussin in 1911(or 1910?) Paris Show, and I have a postcard showing the same at Reims 1911 "Concours Militaire". Both seem to be a combination of three 2 bladed prop (and probably the very same prop), and not a one piece construction as Anne prop.
This 6 blades prop mounted on Deperdusssin was patented ( http://worldwide.espacenet.com/publi...C&locale=en_EP ). We have a letter showing it was Ratier who mounted the prop on the aircraft for the 1911 Paris Air Show, so we think it have been made by Ratier when they were making "Rapid" props.

Also, blades shape look different, but it is the only 6 blades I heard of.

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I will be very interested by close up picture of the Anne prop hub!

Pictures: 1911 postcard and drawing from Deperdussin patent.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:44 AM   #15
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Hi , I wonder if anyone is still interested in my six blade propellor? I did post a picture but havnt heard anything more.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:36 PM   #16
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Hi , I wonder if anyone is still interested in my six blade propellor? I did post a picture but havnt heard anything more.
Don't know what others thinking, but for me, I am very interested. But can't tell anymore before viewing detailed close up pictures of all sides of the hub (one of each flat sides, and one of each "interblades" (so 2 + 6 pictures).

If you can't post them on the forum, send them to my email (pmdecombeix at yahoo dot com) and I will put them here.

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Old 05-26-2011, 09:16 PM   #17
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I'm definitely still interested but I still have never seen anything like it.
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:24 AM   #18
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Im interested, I didnt realise you wanted to sell it.
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:20 AM   #19
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'Morning Anne,

As Pierre-Michel says, what we need is details of any markings on the hub that would indicate who made it. It does match the description of the experimental prop made by Grahame White and shown to King George V. If we can identify it as such, your prop would be of minor historical importance, although this doesn't make it particularly valuable. If you or your sister intends to sell it we can offer advice on how to do so. The RAF Museum has a display about Grahame White.

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Old 05-27-2011, 09:45 AM   #20
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Thank you for the replies. My sister is no longer with us and her house will be sold. I am trying to arrange for the prop to be brought up to my house. My contact in Somerset is not very reliable and despite requests has not sent me anymore pictures. If and when I manage to get it here I will be able to take more pictures, though will have to borrow a camera as mine was stolen in London last week along with my bag and all its contents. Happy days!
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