This half section of a four bladed wooden propeller is from a BE2 aircraft which was a British single engine tractor two seat bi-lane designed by Geoffrey de Havilland, E T Busk and developed by the Royal Aircraft Factory, Bristol.
The first flight of this aircraft was on 1st Feb 1912 and it was retired from service in 1919 with approximately 3,500 produced in total. This aircraft was primarily used by the Royal Flying Corps and the RAF. The role of this aircraft was reconnaissance, night fighter, light bomber and coastal patrol.
This propeller carries the original serial number – see photo.
The condition is good considering the age. A hanging bracket has been fixed discreetly to the reverse and enables this to be wall hung. It is quite a light weight item and weighs approximately 8kg.
If preferred, a small mount can be placed onto the base to enable this to be surface mounted. Please enquire prior to purchase regarding this option.
Size – from centre of hub to tip of blade is 120cm. Overall width 240cm. Height is 170cm.
PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR A SHIPPING PRICE PRIOR TO PURCHASE
Please note that vintage items will have signs of wear and tear, including scratches, dents, flaking paint. This all adds to the patina of the piece and of course this is what makes vintage items so much more desirable than mass-produced reproduction pieces.