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mikelavielle
05-08-2012, 07:08 PM
Hi. I have a wood propeller that was built by Chicago Propellers W. M H. Gardner & Sons in Forest Park ILL. Both decals are very good shape. The markings on the hub are 383 - 1, P 2.28 FT. they are very visible. I have not found this drawing number on any forms to identify this prop. I would like to know what type of engine it was designed for and what type of wood it is made from. I would also like to know about what year it was made. I know Gardner went out of business shortly after WWII. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Mike.

Dave
05-08-2012, 09:33 PM
That seems like a very flat pitch, unless it's a very short propeller. What's the diameter?

Got a photo?

mikelavielle
05-10-2012, 05:55 PM
It is 5ft 8in tip to tip. I have enclosed pics. http://woodenpropeller.com/forumvB/picture.php?pictureid=192&albumid=38&dl=1336682711&thumb=1http://woodenpropeller.com/forumvB/picture.php?pictureid=193&albumid=38&dl=1336682711&thumb=1