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bridger
01-28-2014, 02:25 PM
I need help with id,year,type of plain+vaule of a paragon propeller
INFO: S.C. 67284 RIGHT HAND
9'5x6'.75
AMERICAN PROPELLER+MFG Co. PARAGON BALTIMORE,MARYLAND

Dave
01-28-2014, 10:26 PM
Looks like one for a Liberty engine, which could have been used on a variety of aircraft.


Can you post photos of the decals?

I don't know what's going on with the indentations around the hub, but it wasn't from normal mounting on an airplane.

bridger
01-29-2014, 11:47 AM
Here are two more pics of the propeller.There are no indens. around the holes,just round metals that were placed to hide the holes.

Dave
01-29-2014, 12:26 PM
Nice Paragon decal. I wonder what those goofy crosses are. I've never seen them before.

The "S.C." number is a Signal Corps number, and seems very high. That plus the absence of metal sheathing suggest a landplane operation rather than the more common seaplane use of the Liberty engine around that time. Your propeller is very similar in shape and size to this Hatzell (http://www.woodenpropeller.com/HartzellLiberty1.html) and this Unico (http://woodenpropeller.com/Unico.html). Those are 3 of the many (pehaps 100 or more) manufacturers providing propellers to the military during the latter stages of WW1.

pmdec
01-29-2014, 02:48 PM
Hi,

The hub look like a lamination is missing. But this is where are the stampings (which could not be viewed with one more lamination. So, ???
The prop shape is not far from Levasseur one. Did Paragon made Levasseur props under lincense? Or could the decal be added?

Could you post large pics (like your second one) of the three other sides of the hub?

Regards,
PM

bridger
01-29-2014, 03:27 PM
This is a larger pic. of the center.

pmdec
01-29-2014, 03:39 PM
Hi,

Ok, but this the three other sides of the center (the opposite side of your last pic AND the two rounded sides) which could give some more information, even if you can't read anything on them.

Regards,
PM