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Old 10-23-2019, 07:31 AM   #1
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Default Can anyone help me identify this?

My father has an old wooden propeller that he thinks is from a Sopwith Pup but would like to confirm this if possible and get an idea of what it might be worth. It's 8'3" in length and has some repairs.
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Old 10-23-2019, 07:56 AM   #2
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Can you post a photo of the decal?

It might fit a Sopwith Pup, but it doesn't have the markings typical of a British manufactured prop. Are there any other stamps on it, including small inspection stamps?
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:09 AM   #3
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The only markings are those shown in the one photo I posted.
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:18 AM   #4
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Decal? It could help to know the manufacturer. British propellers will typically have a drawing number stamped along with other data. (See this example.)That number will refer to the original design company, but several other manufacturers might use it under a license agreement.

This prop appears to be a reproduction that was actually mounted on an aircraft (vs. display prop).
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Old 10-24-2019, 07:42 AM   #5
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Thanks for your response, just checked with Dad and it has a sticker on it that says Fahlin Propellers - Ole Fahlin, Sunnyvale, Calif. Photo attached.
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:43 AM   #6
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Yes, that's a reproduction prop made to use on a Le Rhône engine, but you can't determine the specific aircraft make and model from the information you have.

It’s certainly high quality manufactured, but not particularly valuable to a collector due to its damage and reproduction basis. The only way to know a specific value is to offer it on eBay and see what anyone is willing to pay.
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:55 AM   #7
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Many thanks for all your help.
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