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02-26-2012, 01:47 PM
I first met the propel as a decoration on the outside wall of a wooden summerhouse build in 1918. My parents bought the house in 1953 and it is 20 km. north of Copenhagen, Denmark.
The inscriptien says:
T.V. 1918. 11/11.
It is made of 7 laminated pieces of a light weight mahogany type, 8000 gram.
The 6 bolt holes diameter is 10-12 mm., the center bore diameter is 70 mm.,
the length is 2600 mm., the hub thicknes as 126 mm., the widest size on the
wings are 192 mm., the diameter for the bolt hole circle is 120 mm.
I can not find any similar propel on this very informative site, shape, number
of bolt holes, the design of the brass (?) protection.
Could the 1918. 11/11 be in memory of the date for the end of WW 1 ??
I hope somebody knows about this beautiful propel.

Bob Gardner
02-26-2012, 03:52 PM
Hello Ono,

Welcome to the forum.

The data on your prop is probably of Danish origin.

T.V. 1918. 11/11. Looks like a date. Does T.V. mean anything in Danish?
260. This refers to the diameter, here in cms.
S.157. Probably the pitch of the prop (the theoretical distance that one rotation of the prop will move the aircraft forward); here 157cm. This suggests a slow moving and heavy aircraft.
N.46. Probably the serial number.

We don't yet have any Danish experts on aircraft props amongst our number. Try the Danish Aviation Museum; Fonden Danmarks Flymuseum Stauning Lufthavn.

Let us know if they can identify it.

With kind regards,


02-26-2012, 05:25 PM
Thank you for your answer.
I will follow your advice and let you know if I get new information.
With kind regards
Bjørn Onø