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Old 08-19-2020, 11:56 PM   #1
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Good evening, Im looking for some information on a wooden propeller that our family has had for many years. It was given to me from my great grandfather.
88 long, 8 bolt pattern on the hub, S&S stickers on blades, DRG 200D engraved on blade, side of hub reads Cheetah MKX Oxford May 1942 and looks like a few numbers that I cant make out. Ive wanted to learn more about this after my father passed away years ago but always put it on the back burner. If anyone can help provide some knowledge of this beautiful propeller, I would really appreciate it. Thank you.
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Old 08-20-2020, 02:50 AM   #2
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Im sure there will be those on this forum who will be able to give you more details of S&S as the manufacturer and maybe interpret the inscription DRG200D but the main details are self evident: Your propeller was made in May 1942, for an Airspeed Oxford aircraft fitted with Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah X engines.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airspeed_Oxford
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Old 08-20-2020, 08:02 AM   #3
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If you search this forum (using the search feature at the top of this page) you'll find quite a bit of information about S&S Propellers.

A close look at the hub can usually determine if the propeller has been mounted for use or was just acquired as surplus, which often happened as wooden propellers were replaced with metal versions.

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The Oxford was normally powered by a pair of Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah X air-cooled radial engines, capable of generating 340 hp.[5] These were initially outfitted with wooden fixed-position de Havilland-built propellers, but had been designed from the onset to accommodate variable-pitch propellers when these became available.[12
I've moved this to the "Modern" category
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Old 08-22-2020, 04:54 AM   #4
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PB72, please could you post some photos?
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Old 08-23-2020, 02:22 PM   #5
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Hi there, I can’t seem to find a way to post some photos of my prop??
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Old 08-23-2020, 03:32 PM   #6
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Hit "Reply", which opens up a dialog box. Beneath that is a "manage attachments" button, which allows you to browse for photos on your computer, add them on a list, and then download them to your reply page.

If that doesn't work email them to dave at woodenpropeller.com and I can process them.
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Old 08-23-2020, 05:02 PM   #7
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Photos compressed and reduced in size are attached.











The hub shows clear "witness marks" showing that it was once mounted on an engine and subsequently removed, in this case likely to conversion to a metal props, which was common.




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File Type: jpg Oxford blades.jpg (48.5 KB, 19 views)
File Type: jpg Oxford hub.jpg (44.8 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg Oxford decal.jpg (85.5 KB, 15 views)
File Type: jpg Oxford stamps.jpg (67.1 KB, 15 views)
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Old 08-23-2020, 06:15 PM   #8
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What a lovely prop: superb condition, original, unmolested and definitely flown.
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Old 08-23-2020, 06:33 PM   #9
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I’ve had it for a long time. I’ve always wanted to find out more about it. Thanks for the information, much appreciated. Do you know what the value might be on a prop like this one? Would be interesting to know. Thanks again.
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Old 08-23-2020, 06:40 PM   #10
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You can check eBay for "completed listings" to see actual sales of similar ones. S&S props are quite common, and my guess is that it would sell for something in the $500 to $1000 range. As a collector I'd be offering the lowest end of that range.
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