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smthompson77
01-13-2012, 03:54 PM
This propeller was just given to me by someone who's father found it in a wheat field in Kansas in 1940. The brass (or copper) I.D. plates on either side of the hub are very clear. There is also a stamp on one of the blades that says WESTMOORE with a nice image of a prop with wings. Can't see much more except that it was made in Chicago. Seems to be in good shape and has copper tips (which on one side of one of the blades, the copper is degraded a bit). Other than that it is completely untouched and in original condition. Any help with I.D. and approx value would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Steve

The first plate says:
S.C. SERIAL NO. 37372
10 MFGR'S DESIGN NO
MATERIAL BIRCH
8 FT. 4 IN. DIAMETER
ADVANCE PER TURN 5 FT. 3 IN.

The other plate says:
AIRPLANE STANDARD J1
HALL SCOTT A 7-A ENGINE
AIRSPEED 68 MPH
110 HORSEPOWER
SAFE AT 1400 RPM

Dave
01-17-2012, 06:26 PM
Almost everything you need to know is stamped right on the dataplate. See this one (http://woodenpropeller.com/WestmoreStandardj1.html) for further info.

Value depends heavily on condition.

smthompson77
01-18-2012, 07:48 PM
I should've looked around the site first. I'm selling it so I'll be trying to figure out the value in the next few days. Thanks again.