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Propeller - Duigan Biplane, John Fulton, Melbourne, Victoria, 1910 Object Reg. No: ST 012811

This is the original yellow pine propeller fitted to John Roberson Duigan's biplane, the first Australian-built powered aircraft to fly. The propeller was made by John Fulton, an experienced pattern maker at his business premises at 519 Swanston Street, Carlton. The propeller was replaced before the aircraft was flown as Duigan found it was too light and did not provide the required thrust from the engine built by J.E. Tilley. The propeller was stored on Duigan family property 'Spring Plains' at Mia Mia until 1920, when it was donated to the Museum along with the 1910 biplane.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Duigan, 1920
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 110 mm (Height), 300 mm (Width), 2160 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: aeroplane components, aircraft propellors
Themes this item is part of: Pioneering Flights at Diggers Rest, Victoria, Designing & Building the First Australian Aircraft, John Duigan's Military Service, Centenary of Australian Aviation, John Robertson Duigan MC, Pioneering Aviator (1882-1951), Engineering Collection, Transport Collection, Reginald Charles Duigan, Pioneering Aviator & Inventor (1888-1966)
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: components - propellers
Commissioned By: Mr John Duigan, Australia, 1910

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