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sm1
12-08-2015, 04:23 PM
Hello my parents have a wooden propeller for more than 50 years. They have got it from their parents..... it says heine propeller 200 ps BENZ. can anyone tell me more about this propeller please? The size from tip to tip is 2.2 METER.

Geertse
12-09-2015, 03:57 AM
Hello,
The original lenght should be 300cm.
There are no holes drilled so probably never used???
There are marks that there was metal sheeting around the edges of the top
It's also a pusher prop.
Probably made for a seaplane or bomber that explains the metal sheeting.
Grtz

sm1
12-10-2015, 08:32 AM
Geertse thanks for the reply. The size however is 220 cm... does this make a big difference? Are these props used in ww1 ? Any idea what this prop is wourth? Age.?

Bob Gardner
12-10-2015, 08:48 AM
Greetings SM1,

Please look at and around the hub and see if you can find the following stamped into the wood:

Zug or Edulzug
Druck or Eduldruck (also spelt druk)

Gepruft or Kiel

This will establish if the prop came from an army aircraft or from a naval aircraft.

Also, is there a number stamped on either of the flat faces of the hub?

With kind regards,

Bob

sm1
12-17-2015, 05:31 AM
Hello Bob thanks for the reply. Do you have some more info with these pictures?

sm1
12-17-2015, 05:33 AM
Hello Bob thanks for the reply. Do you have some more info with these pictures? Gepruft i have found as text....

Geertse
12-17-2015, 08:26 AM
Hello,
On the first photos it was impossible to see the bolt holes.
So my opinion was wrong.
It was really used.
It's a used prop who has been shortened.
This was probably done afterwards because of damage to the tips and only for display purposes.
Greetz