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Old 10-26-2018, 10:32 AM   #1
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Default Heine 120 ps 6 cyl. Merce d265 st158

Good afternoon, it is a beautiful an mostly intact old Heine Propeller with the stamps 120 PS 6 CYL. MERCE D 265 ST 158 HEINE N. 8218. But it is 2.67 Meter long. It also has stamped GEPRÜFT P&W2, and STAND 1250, an ...ÜFT ...ABT2. I think this is an original Heine prop from around 1914.
I found out that it could have flown with a Mercedes D.II and later with an Argus As II (both 6 cyl. with 120 HP).
Can anybody help with finding THE airplane it flew?
Is the propeller original?
ST for STEIGUNG, is 158 possible or 188?
Can anybody tell the age from the Number 8218?
It looks like somewhen in the past, it was sanded slightly?
I am new to the forum and hope my text and the two fotos arrive in the forum.
Thank you for any helpful information. Andreas
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Old 11-13-2018, 10:00 AM   #2
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Hi Andreas,

I moved your post to the “Identifcation” category. Hopefully Bob Gardner will notice it there and reply.

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Old 11-13-2018, 10:20 AM   #3
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Smile Thank you Dave

Hello Dave, thank you for your information and transfer of my post.
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Old 11-13-2018, 11:57 AM   #4
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You're welcome and I hope Bob can help with further identification.

It does look "original" to me, at least vs. "reproduction" and I agree that the original varnish has been removed. Since that's already been done, I would go ahead and apply a few coats of high quality shellac on it to protect it from deterioration. Shellac can be easily removed with alcohol if you want to go back to its present condition, but even re-varnished it's a very nice display piece, and since early Heine propellers did not have decals the casual observer would have trouble recognizing its change in properties. (A collector should be able to tell very quickly, however, and that's why propellers in fully original condition are considerably more valuable - and considerable more rare.)
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Old 11-15-2018, 06:26 AM   #5
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Greetings Andreas,

Props for the Argus AS II 120ps engine were made by several makers;
Axial
BFI Rahtjen
Heine
Integral
Walther
Wotan

I have recorded a prop of these dimensions on;
a Gotha WD7 of the Imperial German Navy, but your prop is not from a naval aircraft.
a Halberstadt DV of the Flying Troops of the German Emperor's Kingdom.

The Halb DV came into service in 1916.

With kind regards,

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