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  • #16
    Light finish S&S Avro Anson prop

    Really glad to have found this forum so I can learn more about a prop my father purchased at Eaton's in Winnipeg in 1945. It hung in my grandma's basement until we shipped it to our home in Ontario in the 1970's.

    I am having a mount made by a local welder to hold it on the wall. Happy to share the plans which are pretty simple.

    I have attached 3 photos that show it with a chain mount just before I moved it and the plans for the mount the welder will make for it.

    Oops, I guess I posted in the wrong sub-forum. The propeller is definitely not for sale. This is the only place where I could find info on the exact propeller I have.
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    Last edited by billboz; 04-15-2020, 03:57 PM.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by billboz View Post
      Really glad to have found this forum so I can learn more about a prop my father purchased at Eaton's in Winnipeg in 1945. It hung in my grandma's basement until we shipped it to our home in Ontario in the 1970's.

      I am having a mount made by a local welder to hold it on the wall. Happy to share the plans which are pretty simple.

      I have attached 3 photos that show it with a chain mount just before I moved it and the plans for the mount the welder will make for it.
      I don't think you should sell it. If you know the family history goes back 75 years you'll never get one to replace it.

      Keep it and hand it down to grandchildren or other descendants.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by billboz View Post
        Really glad to have found this forum so I can learn more about a prop my father purchased at Eaton's in Winnipeg in 1945.
        This propellor is not keeping its secrets as well as some do: All the information is very clear. Manufacturer, serial number, date of manufacture, the lot.
        At risk of stating the obvious, it is for an Avro Anson Mk1 with Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah engines.
        Judging by the absence of any witness marks on the hub, I would suggest that it was sold as surplus after the end of WW2, having never been fitted to an aircraft.
        What a lovely prop!

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        • #19
          Thank you for the info regarding the engine for which this prop was designed.

          You are correct that there are no marks on the mounting holes that would indicate it had ever flown.

          I was going to get a mounting plate welded but in the end decided to go with just two 8" x 1/2" lag bolts mounted into the wall stud. I drilled pilot holes and used a ratchet to place the lag bolt about 2.5" into the stud and 0.5" of drywall.

          I then hack-sawed the heads off the bolts which left 2 studs sticking 5" out of the wall. It was then a simple matter to slide the prop onto the studs. The studs were placed so they went into the prop at the 6 and 12 o'clock position.

          Brass caps were then placed on 4" x 1/2" threaded rod and simply placed in each of the holes as a decorative touch. I had to shorten the threaded rod at the 6 and 12 o'clock positions due to the support bolts.

          Here is a photo of the prop mounted on the wall. It appears to float and I am very pleased how it turned out.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by billboz View Post
            thank you for the info regarding the engine for which this prop was designed.

            You are correct that there are no marks on the mounting holes that would indicate it had ever flown.

            I was going to get a mounting plate welded but in the end decided to go with just two 8" x 1/2" lag bolts mounted into the wall stud. I drilled pilot holes and used a ratchet to place the lag bolt about 2.5" into the stud and 0.5" of drywall.

            I then hack-sawed the heads off the bolts which left 2 studs sticking 5" out of the wall. It was then a simple matter to slide the prop onto the studs. The studs were placed so they went into the prop at the 6 and 12 o'clock position.

            Brass caps were then placed on 4" x 1/2" threaded rod and simply placed in each of the holes as a decorative touch. I had to shorten the threaded rod at the 6 and 12 o'clock positions due to the support bolts.

            Here is a photo of the prop mounted on the wall. It appears to float and i am very pleased how it turned out.
            very nice!

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