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Seafury61
11-11-2016, 06:52 PM
I inherited an old propeller recently.
It's about 8' long made of Mahogany i think.
It has 8 holes around the hub.
It has brass caps in the ends with rivets
It also has the following numbers and letters on it

OXX-6 or 9-XXO

SE 274
487
LH
what can you tell me about it?
My brother thought it came from a WW1 bomber.
Any info you can pass along would be greatly appreciated

Dbahnson
11-11-2016, 07:31 PM
Probably not a bomber, but it is likely designed for one of the early flying boats being used in the late teens and early twenties. The only basis I have for that is (1) it looks like other props from that era, (2) the metal sheathing was common for seaplane use (although often used on landplanes), (3) the "SE" in the drawing number likely refers to "Steam Engineering", which was the Navy department responsible for the procurement of propellers during that time, and (4) it is a left hand "LH" rotation, which with an OXX engine would make it a pusher configuration.