Wooden Propeller Forum  

Go Back   Wooden Propeller Forum > Wooden Propeller Identification > "Modern" Wooden Propellers

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-01-2016, 09:53 PM   #1
jmac
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 2
Default Found Vintage Prop

Was cleaning out a VERY old shed on our property prior to teardown and decided to cut an access hole in the attic to see if anything cool was up there.

Turns out, there was a vintage prop, still crated. Looks like it shipped from Superstrong Containers, Bathborne Hair & Ridgway Chicago.

So I have no idea what I have here short of it being a prop. Was a cool find. Any info would be mucho appreciated. Tags are wore off short of one that says Propeller Inspection Sticker. Thanks guys...

~Jeff~



jmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2016, 08:46 AM   #2
Dbahnson
Administrator
Site Admin
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 521
Default

It's not an aircraft propeller. It's almost certainly a wind generator or air circulator as you often see in vineyards in California and elsewhere. The three hole hub, particularly with the propeller length, would not be consistent with any aircraft application.

The metal sheathing is a little unusual for that application. I'm not really sure why it's there.




Attached Images
File Type: jpg Vineyard fogger.jpg (48.0 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg Windmachine.jpg (29.7 KB, 25 views)
Dbahnson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2016, 11:09 AM   #3
jmac
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 2
Default

Thanks very much for the reply, takes the mystery out of it for me. I was thinking along the same lines as that but when I seen the "Propeller Inspection" sticker on it it had me thinking otherwise. Thanks very much!
jmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2016, 02:26 AM   #4
marlais
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 1
Default

Does it only one propeller? For, I usually see 3 or 4 propeller in wind generator.
marlais is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.