Wooden Propeller Forum  

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-27-2006, 05:25 AM   #1
alleycat
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Possible WW1 propellor

Having recently come into possession of what i believe to be a WW1 propellor I was wondering if i could possibly identify it.

The Prop is 6ft long and the central hub measures a touch over 5 1/2 inches. The Hole in the hub measures exactly 2 1/4 inches.

Unfortunately there are no markings on the blade aside from a number two stamped underneath the central hub.

The hub has not been drilled though markings do appear to have been made as to where the intended holes would have gone. There would have been six of them.

The prop is very light but I am unsure of the type of wood that it has been made from though can confirm that it is dark in colour.

Any information would be greatly appreciated

Regds
Alek



[/img]
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2006, 10:32 AM   #2
Dave
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Vermont
Posts: 2,831
Default

Six feet is shorter than almost all (and maybe even all) WW1 era propellers. I wonder if yours was one that was made during that time, then rejected in the manufacturing process and subsequently cut down in length, possibly removing the defect if it was near the tips. It likely can not be identified much beyond that. It's even hard with the drawing numbers stamped on it.

It looks to me like it's mahogany, which was used a lot in WW1 era construction.
__________________
Dave
Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2006, 12:44 PM   #3
alleycat
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Thanks for the information,
I was also wondering , as i suppose all people do, what would be the value of this prop and where would be the best place and in what manner to go about putting it up for sale.

Best regds

Alex
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2006, 09:48 PM   #4
alleycat
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I was also rather curious about your idea about it being a cut down prop, if someone was to take the time to cut it down then surely it would have been cut down to fit something?? :?:
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2006, 09:17 AM   #5
Dave
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Vermont
Posts: 2,831
Default

It may have been broken or delaminated at the tip (although obviously that's less like with a prop that hasn't been mounted), or more likely it looks as if someone may have started to fit it to something (hence the drill hole outlines), then realized it wasn't going to work. I really don't know the answer, and I'm sure there are many more possibilities.
__________________
Dave
Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2006, 11:05 AM   #6
alleycat
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Dave
Many Thanks for your views on this subject though am still curious about a possible value of something like this..

best regds

alex
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2006, 03:24 PM   #7
dbahnvt
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I'm guessing that if you put it up for sale on eBay (which will expose it to the largest number of potential buyers in the shortest amount of time) it would end up somewhere in the $300 to $600 range. As a propeller collector however, I can tell you that it's not worth that much to me personally.
  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 03:31 AM.


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