Can you identify this propeller

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    Its hard to say; its "opposite rotation" to most common US aircraft and the markings are hard to read. I would date it to at least circa 1930 if not older.
     
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    Really hard to say.In the third pic the last number looks like 1905 or 1925.( A year of making ?)
     
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    I can't see the pic's straycatmolly, but I will welcome you to the forum.
    My company has me blocked out...

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    I think its from a Airboat. Maybe made by Sensenich.
     
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    I checked TSDC and could not find anything from a Sensenich with counter-clockwise rotation that would be used on a type certificated aircraft. It would be almost impossible to determine a specific aircraft it went on as a propeller, based on pitch and length could be fitted to a number of aircraft.
     
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    obviously it' old. but do you know if it's military? or where it's from? ?)
     
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    There's a forum devoted to wooden propellers??!!........you have to love the Internet.... :D
     
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    NOOO hate the dang thing you get stuck talkin to a bunch of guys about airplanes.....stupid comp:D
     
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    Yeah, the airboat thing makes sense.
    From the pics, it seems a little short to be used for an airplane.

    ...in fact, I think I found something on U-Boob that shows your propeller in action!


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeVFa5KYcJ0


    :D





    Elvis
     
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    That's exactly what I thought!
     
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    Here's something else to consider... British props rotate opposite to U.S. props too. As seen from the pilots view U.S. props rotate clockwise, British rotate counter-clockwise. :?:
     
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    ...OR MAYBE THE PROP ISN'T FOR AN AIRPLANE AT ALL...

     
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    Yea I couldn't even try to guess........
     
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    Regarding Flyboy's comment on the opposite rotation of US props, would that vary if the motor was a 'pusher' rather than a 'puller'? Curtiss Flying boats were pushers for example, like the british supermarine Walrus.

    ...And what about the reinforced blades, either made from an inferior wood, or strengthened to handle sea-going conditions?
     
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    Up until the advent of composites, wood is the best material one can use for a propeller blade.

    The edge is reinforced to handle striking water spray and other debris.
     
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