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Old 09-14-2020, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default S&S Aircraft Co. Propeller

Good Day,
I'm just new to the forum and thought I'd post my propeller for interested parties and conversation. What I have is an "S&S Aircraft Co." small propeller approx. 30" long. Perhaps it's a salesman sample. It has markings of 3-1003 and 200 on the front of the blades and is the 8 bolt hub pattern. It has the fabric tips and black paint on the back as some of the large production propellers. The interesting part is that I believe it to be a factory employee "trophy" for the S&S 5 PIN bowling team.
It has a center, I'll call it "spinner" that has been created to fit the center hole and is engraved "Glidders 1942-43 (Top) / S&S 5 PIN (center) / C. Fisher (bottom). Perhaps Mr. or Mrs. Fisher was the winner that year or the "Trophy" was in his or her honour. I would like to ask... could it be a saleman sample? or did they make some this small and any other information on S&S that is out there.
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Derek
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Old 09-15-2020, 04:41 PM   #2
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It could be a salesman's sample, but it could also be for a target drone. I don't know how many propeller salesmen there were, especially around WW2 when many props were produced under government contracts.
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