View Full Version : British WW1 propeller identification

03-22-2013, 02:51 PM
Dear friends,

First of all ,sorry if my english is not perfect.

I own a propeller carved and modified as a mentel clock. I presume it comes from a SOPWITH WW1 plane but would like to know exactly wich model of plane.

I searched on the internet with the numbers I can read ,but failed to identify the type of plane

The varnish is very old and hide some of the numbers but I can read:

G96 N4

AD644 - RH


I attach some pictures .

I suppose that the clock (from the famous manufacturer SMITHS) comes also from an airplane of the same time but I cannot go farer for identification ... perhaps some one have an idea ??

Thanks in advance for your help.


03-22-2013, 03:48 PM
here are the pictures

03-22-2013, 04:57 PM
Nice little relic.

The drawing number AD644 identifies it as used on either a Sopwith Camel or a PV9. (There was a version of the same propeller with a 110 HP Clerget which was designed only for the Camel and not the PV9.)

03-29-2013, 05:09 AM
Many thanks for your help.