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Old 07-11-2018, 07:22 PM   #1
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Default SE5a prop history

Hi Bob,

It's been a while but I was wondering if you might be able to give me some manufacturing history for this prop please? I think I've attached the photo.

Regards Robyn
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:56 AM   #2
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Hello Robyn,

Good to hear from you again!

This is a superb prop that has led a sheltered life and has been beautifully conserved or restored.

The data translates thus:
T28137 The drawing number of the prop designed by Royal Aircraft Factory
Left Hand The rotation of the engine, which indicates that this is a geared propeller, hence the large pitch
200hp Hispano-Suiza The engine designed by a Swiss man and financed by a French industrialist.
SE5A The aircraft, also designed by the Royal Aircraft Factory
WD O 3300 The mark of the man who made the prop WD Oddy of Leeds
D2514 P2800
Diameter and pitch.

The Oddy Company was paid 22-5s-0d for this prop. It dates from the Spring or Summer of 1917.

With kind regards,

Bob Gardner
Author; WW1 British Propellers, WWI German Propellers

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Old 07-16-2018, 05:27 PM   #3
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Thanks Bob,

I knew that you would be able to give us great information.

Regards Robyn
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