View Full Version : WW1 propreller For ID

11-18-2016, 11:58 AM
hello ,
For my first message I would like to find more information about this propeller.
Over all 260 cm.
Internal diameter 7cm
bolt diameter about 1 cm
propeller blade wide ;24.5cm
propeller hubs wide 14.5cm
any comment on it would be welcome

Best regards From France

11-18-2016, 12:04 PM
more pictures

11-18-2016, 12:18 PM
details wooden pegs

11-18-2016, 03:40 PM
It would help if the stamped numbers were clear, but I think I see "DE H5" on the top line, which would likely refer to the Airco DH5 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airco_DH.5) built by DeHavilland. That would be consistent with the other stamping which seems to indicate a 110 HP LeRhone engine, which was used on the DH5. The DH5 had very limited production due to its apparently poor performance.

The propeller was manufactured in Britain, based on what looks like a set of "G" and "N" numbers, which date the production time, but I don't have the references to know when that was. Perhaps Bob Gardner can fill you in on that, but in the meantime if you can post here what the stamps are it would be much easier to be more certain of its use.

11-19-2016, 04:38 AM

Propellers world is a very small one: http://forum.aviation-ancienne.fr/t8387-helice-en-bois-pour-identification ;-)


11-19-2016, 03:50 PM
Dear Dbahnson

I did not expect to receive so fast the id for this propeller
Thank you very much for the all the informations.
The 3 stamps are realy not readable ,the last picture is the best I can.