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Old 06-19-2015, 04:22 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if this is real or just a show piece? It looks way too small for an aero prop.
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Old 06-19-2015, 04:23 PM   #2
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Another photo showing the scale
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:33 PM   #3
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Most likely it's an auxilliary prop, used to drive a motor or other rotary device on an aircraft.
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:38 PM   #4
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Thank you. Any guess at a date or type that might use such a prop? Do you think it might have driven a generator?

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Old 06-20-2015, 07:50 PM   #5
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Just a guess, but I think it's of British manufacture and probably from somewhere around the end of WW1 and maybe early 1930s.

I'll try to see if Bob Gardner has anything in his books on British props that might help.

Can you post a picture of the front of the hub?
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Old 06-21-2015, 04:38 PM   #6
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Here we go.
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Old 06-21-2015, 04:39 PM   #7
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The other side
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:34 PM   #8
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Well, that's a little strange. I'm not sure how that prop was ever attached to a hub, unless there was simply some kind of pressure plate on the front that clamped through the center hole to the rear hub.
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