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Old 08-17-2017, 11:00 AM   #1
kgj1985
 
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Default Looking for any information on a Hartzell prop

I'm looking for any information on a prop that's been in my family for ~50+ years. From what I gather it was picked up in a barn by my grandfather in central PA somewhere, probably in the 60's. He got two of them - my uncle has the other. It hung on the wall in our house for 25+ years.

The prop measures 98" x 7". The inner diameter of the hub is 4".

It has the following markings:

D. SIGN 667-62(9
AC NO 42 9838∆
ENGIN R-680-9
AIRPLANE O-49
O-49 -A
HARTZELL

There is also some imprinting on the hub that reads 22010.

Thank you for any info regarding the history of this piece! Matt at Hartzell pointed me to the woodenpropellor website, so it seems likely that this came off of a PT-13. But I can't find what models used the R-680-9 engine. Any idea if this was used during the WWII timeframe, or if it was made afterwards?

Also, any estimates on value would be helpful. I have had this in storage for about five years now, and will be moving out of the country in the fall - unfortunately can't take it with me. A niche market, but I'm hoping that there's a collector out there that will appreciate it as much as we did.

Thanks!
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