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08-14-2011, 02:31 AM
Any help would be appreciated?:)

I will attach a couple of photos of a wooden propeller we have come across in the family - it seems it is a laminated magnoghany and a possible reproduction - its about 6ft tall.
Is it worth anything ?

08-15-2011, 07:15 AM
It is a left hand rotation, which was more typical of modern British designs (and includes a number of Canadian, Australian, etc., etc. models) and is probably not a "reproduction" as such but may have been a reject from the manufacturing process. Props that completed the manufacturing process and were deemed airworthy were stamped with design number (referring to the blueprint from which it was constructed) and other information such as length and pitch, and usually a serial number. Absent that information it's worth almost nothing to a collector, but sometimes people buy them as a "generic" display prop or else buy it thinking it goes on a specific aircraft.

Check ebay under "wooden propeller" then click the "Completed Listings" box on the left hand side of the search results.

08-15-2011, 07:52 AM
Thanks Dave - I have checked the propeller - and there is no marking what so ever.

Cheers for your feedback and welcome any other feedback from others.