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Old 05-15-2018, 03:53 AM   #11
Bob Gardner
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G'Day Drew,

Yes, I was aware that Anglo-Saxons have spread world wide and I did wonder what your reply might be! A peculiarity about early wooden propellers is that only Anglo-Saxons and their derivatives seem interested in them. This is a generalisation of course but when I was a dealer in props a decade or so ago most of my sales went to Britain, Germany, Australia and NZ.

Washing your prop sounds dangerous. Proceed with caution. Don't splash water all over it. Use tepid water with a few drops of washing-up liquid. Clean it with a damp cloth. Try an experiment first by cleaning a small area on the back of the prop. Similarly with the bees-wax; try a small amount on a corner of the decal.

I look forward to seeing your prop when finished. Bees-Wax will give it a lustrous shine. And if you ever decide to sell it please keep me in mind. It has a value of 300 GBP which Google tells me is about 525 AUD.

With kind regards,

Bob Gardner
Author; WW1 British Propellers, WWI German Propellers
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