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Vintage Wood Airplane Propeller 88" GRANBY ( signed )
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Vintage Wood Airplane Propeller 88" GRANBY ( signed )

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Sold Date: 11/12/2006
Channel: Online Auction
Source: eBay




VINTAGE WOOD WOODEN AIRPLANE PROPELLER 88"
One of a kind, signed piece of WW2 Memorabilia,

just in time for Christmas .
This prop is signed by the Pilots & Crew that burred the prop tips,(as a result of pulling up the landing gear too soon after takeoff), as you can see on one of the photos. The Cheetah X engine equipped several WW II aircraft some, were fitted to the Airspeed Oxford, a two seat trainer and communications aircraft. This aircraft could seat 7 when used for communications training. One article also states the Cheetah X was also used on the infamous Tiger Moth aircraft.
Made of laminated wood. The hub measures 9.5 inches with 8 holes ..Approximate weight is 35 pounds.
Granby Aviation Limited, was a furniture company retrofitted to propeller building during the 2WW in the Glascow England area.
Serial # SER.E 2192
Decal *, GRANBY AVIATION LIMITED
Year * 1943
Other markings on propeller
G-L-A. 613C
DIA. 88
PIT 834
CHEETAH X
SEPT 1943
The Prop has been signed by the following 6 people.
R.N.Z.A.F
Darcy W. Goodin
Taranaki, New Zealand
KIA ORA
Harry M. Liddell (RAF)
Oxford, England.
H.L. Davies (RAF)
Essex, England.
Alan C. McClure. (RAF)
Nottingham, England.
Bill Tempest (RAF)
Blackburn-(LANC's)
England
Dixie Smith (RAF)
West Ealing, London
England
Arthur Hurt (RAF)
Norton Lees.
DerbyS. England
The decals are in good shape, as is the prop itself, however, I'm sure it isn't air worthy.
This Prop is in original unfinished condition, and would make a great addition to a den or office.
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