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Old 01-15-2014, 03:48 PM   #1
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Default Bought 2 propellers today!!

Hey guys I bought 2 propellers today and I'm very excited about them!
Here are a few pics.
One dated Mar 1942 Avro Anson
the other Mar 1943 Kinner B5 which is probably a Fleet finch.
Any help appreciated!
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:23 PM   #2
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Nice.

That's some paint job on one of them . . .
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:43 PM   #3
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Do you think the wings were factory installed???
I noticed on the hub it says RCAF!
Good home town prop for me!!
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:07 PM   #4
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No, I think those were painted on sometime later. I have seen a lot of factory propellers but never one with painted wings on the hub.
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:11 PM   #5
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The blue ring around the hub says
"Per Ardua Ad Astra".

What Does Per Ardua Ad Astra Mean?
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'Per ardua ad asrta' is a phrase of Latin origin which means 'through adversity to the stars' or 'through struggle to the stars'. Its first use was in 1912 by the newly formed Royal Air Corps. Today, it is the motto of various Commonwealth air forces and the royal air force. Several societies and learning institutions also use it as their motto.
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:33 AM   #6
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I think the decals are original after some investigation.
If you look closely at the picture below the manufacturer stamps for the prop are on top of the decal which means the decal was there first????
This could be interesting.....
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:08 PM   #7
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Looks like the opposite to me. The stamps were already there and then painted over afterwards. I think that is more likely hand painted rather than a decal.

Notice also that the gold lettering and blue background around the hub, which is almost certainly not a decal, are the same colors as the wing.
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:22 PM   #8
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Here's a pic on the other side.
If you look closely at the SS - SS, the third S is clearly stamped over the decal or paint. I'm just having fun with this but at the same time trying to figure it out.
Thanks for the input
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:26 PM   #9
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Agreed! Its tough to tell...
Just fun to try and figure out..
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:21 PM   #10
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It looks to me too like it was painted over the stamping.

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