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6stringdreamer
10-03-2016, 01:59 PM
I am attaching pictures of a 72 inch wooden propeller which I would like to know more about, if anybody has any input based on the limited markings/info available. It was my late father's, and I can remember him having it for all of my life (I'm 47).

The only markings that I've seen at all are the numbers located on one side of the hub. It looks to be perhaps an old Sensenich?

Any information which could be provided regarding possible identification or a range of value would be very appreciated.

Dbahnson
10-03-2016, 02:32 PM
It could be almost anything from any one of a number of different manufacturers, Sensenich being just one of them. (see below)

There should be a design number stamped on the side of the hub. Sometimes when those missing it indicates that the prop was rejected during a final phase of manufacturing, although in your case the prop certainly appears to have been mounted. So there "should" be identifying numbers stamped on the hub or sometimes on the blade.

To get an idea of how many aircraft could have used this sized propeller, see all of the Sensenich design numbers that being with "72" on this list (http://www.woodenpropeller.com/MWPSensenich.html). Other manufacturers could have produced a number of other models fitting similar aircraft and engines.

72A
Aeronca K S
Aeronca E 113
72A-30
Aeronca K S
Aeronca E 113, C, CB, CDB
72C-42
Aeronca 65 TC, 65 TAC, L 3, 058B
Contintental 65

Aeronca 65C, 65 CA, 7AC, 11 AC
Contintental 65

Piper J3C65, L4, NE1, J4A
Contintental 65

Taylorcraft BC 65, BC 12 65, L2, DCO65
Continental A 65/65
72C-44
Aeronca 65 TC, 65 TAC, L 3, 058B
Contintental 65

Aeronca 65C, 65 CA, 7AC, 11 AC
Contintental 65

Interstate SIA Cadet
Continental A 65/65

Piper J 4 A
Continental A 65/65

Porterfield CP65
Continental A 65/65

Rearwin Skyranger 165
Continental A 65/65

Taylorcraft BC 65, BC 12 65, L2, DCO65
Continental A 65/65

Taylorcraft BC 12D
Continental A 65/65
72C-44M
Ercoupe 415 C
Continental A 65
72CK-40
Piper J 3 C 65
Continental A 65/65

Piper J 3 C 65 Duster
Continental A 65/65

Piper PA-11, PA-17
Continental A 65/65
72CK-42
Aeronca L3A, B, C, E, F, J
Continental A 65/65

Aeronca 65TC, 65TAC, O58, 65C, 65CA
Continental A 65/65

Aeronca 7 AC, 11AC, 11ACS
Continental A 65/65

Ercoupe 415C
Continental A 65/65

Interstate S 1 A
Continental A 65/65

Piper J 3 C 65
Continental A 65/65

Piper J 4 A
Continental A 65/65

Piper L 4, A, B, H
Continental A 65/65

Piper PA-11, PA-17
Continental A 65/65

Porterfield C P 65
Continental A 65/65

Rearwin 165
Continental A 65/65

Rose Parrakeet A-2
Continental A 65/65

Taylorcraft BC-65, BC-12 65, L2
Continental A 65/65

Taylorcraft BC-12D, BC-12D1
Continental A 65/65

Taylorcraft DC-65, DCO-65
Continental A 65/65

Taylorcraft L2A, B, H, M
Continental A 65/65
72CK-44
Aeronca L3A, B, C, E, F, J
Continental A65/65

Aeronca 65TC, 65TAC, O58, 65C, 65CA
Continental A 65/65

Aeronca 7 AC, 11AC, 11ACS
Continental A 65/65

Ercoupe 415C
Continental A 65/65

Interstate S 1 A
Continental A 65/65

Piper J 3 C 65
Continental A 65/65

Piper J 4 A
Continental A 65/65

Piper PA-11, PA-17
Continental A 65/65

Porterfield C P 65
Continental A 65/65

Rearwin 165
Continental A 65/65

Rose Parrakeet A-2
Continental A 65/65

Taylorcraft BC-65, BC-12 65, L2
Continental A 65/65

Taylorcraft BC-12D, BC-12D1
Continental A 65/65

Taylorcraft DC-65, DCO-65
Continental A 65/65

Taylorcraft L2A, B, H, M
Continental A 65/65
72DF-48
Interstate S 1 A 90 F
Franklin 4AC 199 E 2 /90

Stinson 10 A
Franklin 4 AC 199 E2/90

Stinson L 9A, B
Franklin 4 AC 199 E 3/90
72DF-49
Stinson 10 A
Franklin 4 AC 199 E2/90

Stinson L 9A, B
Franklin 4 AC 199 E 3/90

Interstate S 1 A 90 F
Franklin 4AC 199 E 2 /90

Rearwin Skyranger 190F
Franklin 4AC 199 E 2 /90
72F-40
Piper J4B, J3F60
Franklin 4 AC 171/60

Taylorcraft BF60
Franklin 4 AC 171/60
72F-42
Aeronca L3D
Franklin 4 AC 176 B2/65

Aeronca 65TF, 65TAF
Franklin 4AC 176 B2/65

Interstate S 1 A 65 F
Franklin 4AC 176 B 2/65

Piper J 3 F 65
Franklin 4 AC 176 B/65

Piper L 4D
Franklin 4 AC 176 B 2/65

Taylorcraft BF-65, BF-1265, Tandem
Franklin 4 AC 176 B2/65

Taylorcraft DF-65
Franklin 4 AC 176/65

Taylorcraft L2E, K
Franklin 4 AC 176 B 2/65
72F-44
Aeronca L3D
Franklin 4 AC 176 B2/65

Aeronca 65TF, 65TAF
Franklin 4AC 176 B2/65

Interstate S 1 A 65 F
Franklin 4AC 176 B 2/65

Piper J 3 F 65
Franklin 4 AC 176 B/65

Porterfield F P 65
Franklin 4 AC 176 B 1/65

Taylorcraft BF-65, BF-1265, Tandem
Franklin 4 AC 176 B2/65

Taylorcraft DF-65
Franklin 4 AC 176/65

Taylorcraft L2E, K
Franklin 4 AC 176 B 2/65
72F-46
Porterfield F P 65
Franklin 4 AC 176 B 1/65
72F-47
Piper J 3 F 60
Franklin 4 AC 171, 4 AC 150
72GA-46
Luscombe 8C, 8D
Continental A 75/75
72GA-48
Luscombe 8C, 8D
Continental A 75/75
72GA-50
Luscombe 8E
Continental C 85/85
72GK-42
Piper J 3 Duster & Sprayer
Continental C 85/85
72GK-44
Aeronca 7DC, 11CC
Continental C 85/85

Piper J 3 Duster & Sprayer
Continental C 85/85
72GK-46
Aeronca 7DC, 11CC
Continental C 85/85

Luscombe 8C, 8D
Continental A 75/75

Taylorcraft 19
Continental C 85/85
72GK-48
Aeronca 7BCM, 11BC
Continental C 85/85

Champion 7E C
Continental C 90/90

Luscombe 8C, 8D
Continental A 75/75

Luscombe 8E
Continental C 85/85

Piper PA-11 Seaplane (90 HP)
Continental C 90/90

Taylorcraft BC12D85, BC12D485
Continental C 85/85

Taylorcraft 19
Continental C 85/85

Aeronca 7EC, 7CCM
Continental C 90/90

Funk B 85 C
Continental C 85/85
72GK-50
Aeronca 7BCM, 11BC
Continental C 85/85

Aeronca 7EC, 7CCM
Continental C 90/90

Champion 7E C
Continental C 90/90

Luscombe 8E
Continental C 85/85

Luscombe 8F
Continental C 90/90

Piper PA-11, PA-18
Continental C 90/90

Taylorcraft BC12D85, BC12D485
Continental C 85/85
72GK-52
Piper PA-11, PA-18
Continental C 90/90
72KZL-49
McCulloch J-2
Lycoming O 360/180
72KZL-52
McCulloch J-2
Lycoming O 360/180
72KZL-54
McCulloch J-2
Lycoming O 360/180
72L
Piper J3P

6stringdreamer
10-03-2016, 05:56 PM
Thank you for the information. I'm not finding any additional markings, anywhere. It may have had a label or decal at some point in its life, but there's no trace of anything on it. I've left every bit of dust and cobweb or two on it as I found it in the midst of a building full of "stuff". I snapped pics of both sides of the hub, in case somebody notices an identifier that I've missed.

It'll make a sharp piece for somebody, as I'm most likely going to need to offer it for sale. I'm mulling over posting under the sell section here, or perhaps listing on ebay.

Dbahnson
10-03-2016, 08:38 PM
I think its exact usage will remain a mystery, but I'd just keep it the way it is (don't try to make it look better) and expect it to hold or increase its value over the years. Original condition and evidence of mounting ("witness marks" on the hub, where the pressure plate indented the wood) are definite plus factors in valuation.