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AirMitch
12-04-2013, 12:52 PM
I inherited fro my father, a Sensenich 72GK-50 prop (S/N S9050), which is now displayed on the wall of my home. On the list of Sensenich prop S/N's I downloaded from Modern wooden Propellors (PDF) (http://woodenpropeller.com/Sensenichdates.pdf), only one S series S/N is listed (S/N{ 59020 was manufactured 8/53). Can I infer that my prop was also made in 1953?

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Dave
12-04-2013, 01:18 PM
I would infer that. Maybe it was the only one made then. What style decal does it have? I'm not sure when they changed manufacturing locations.

AirMitch
12-05-2013, 12:29 PM
Thanks, here's a photo of the sticker on the prop

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8750366/Prop_6453.jpg

It's interesting that this S/N is not listed.

The prop came from a school that used a lot of Piper Cubs, but I've recently learned that they also had at least one Luscombe, which was destroyed in an accident after a power failure on take off in 1950.

Dave
12-05-2013, 08:31 PM
It's a newer decal, not sure exactly when they started using them. That size prop was used on A LOT of different airplanes.

AirMitch
12-05-2013, 09:57 PM
Thanks anyway Dave!