View Full Version : 1917 Hartzell Liberty, Walnut, Ser. No 26759

10-06-2011, 02:52 PM
Lenght:90 1/4 " , 8 bolt.
Unfortunately this prop has been carefully cut in half at the exact midpoint of the hub. Otherwise in very good condition with the decals and the stamped information very clear. I intended to cut two round plates from a sheet of 1/8" brass plate that I have and join the two pieces together to make a base for an over-the-mantle clock. Taking offers.

10-06-2011, 05:10 PM
please post stamped info. :)

10-06-2011, 06:59 PM
You'll find that info here: www.woodenpropeller.com/forumvB/showthread.php?t=1925. The 1917 date is a typo I'm pretty certain.

10-06-2011, 10:55 PM
It's not really a Hartzell "Liberty" propeller as those were only made very early in Hartzell's propeller history, around 1917, and they will have "Liberty" on the logo, as in this decal (http://www.woodenpropeller.com/HartzellLib1decw.jpg).

Your propeller looks like a considerably newer model, probably from the 40's or 50's

10-13-2011, 08:32 PM
This link is an article from Flying mag and has the only picture that I have found showing the B17L with a wooden prop. I have one as well that I inherited from my father-in-law.

10-15-2011, 08:30 PM
Thanks to TheDad for that sitephoto