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Old 12-18-2017, 08:48 AM   #11
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8 inches it is! Exactly. Thanks very much for narrowing that down for me. That part then is certainly consistent with an application for a Curtiss HS - 2L.
I'll do some more research on Curtiss propeller manufacture. Thank you again.
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Old 12-18-2017, 08:58 AM   #12
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Well, I'm not quite sure it could be specific to the HS 2L. The Navy had a large number of different aircraft employing the Liberty engine, although many of them were tractors. The HS 2L was a pusher configuration and your prop having a left hand thread coupled with a Liberty engine makes it one of the pushers, so it's certainly a possibility it could have been used on that model.

A well-established and commonly found design for the HS2L was this one, which was paired with an identical prop to make the 4 blade combo. That certainly doesn't in any way preclude yours from also being used on that model, but I think you'd have to consider all of the Liberty engine pusher aircraft employed by the Navy in the teens and early twenties. I don't know how many of those there were, but I think the number may be fairly high.
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:03 AM   #13
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Understood, thank you. I'll do some more research off site after the holidays (Smithsonian, US Navy, and the Curtiss museum). I'll post back anything of interest and substance that I learn. Thank you again. Happy Christmas.
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Old 12-22-2017, 11:16 AM   #14
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I've sent you a PM. I'll post the book in ten days time just after 1 January. Our local post office has a backlog and the only books of mine that became lost in transit were for American customers, a year or two ago.

With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year,

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