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Propeller - RAF 1A Engine, circa 1914 Object Reg. No: ST 034598

Summary:
This four blade propellor was made by the Royal Aircraft Factory at Farnborough in the United Kingdom. It is of wooden construction built up from seven laminations of 3/4 inch planks. Each blade is covered with canvas material painted dark green and fitted to a RAF 1A aero engine. The central hub has eight bolt holes to attach it to the engine propellor shaft. Propellor is marked 'T7448'..'2770'..'P3090'...Engine...RAF1A...'G10702'...'N92...'2497' (on hub face). This propellor was donated to the Museum in 1983.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Martin McDowell, 1983
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 2780 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: aeroplane components, aircraft propellors, wars conflicts
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: components - propellers
Past Owner: Mr Martin McDowell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Andrea Posted on 07 Jan 2010 7:11 PM
Dear Sirs,

Where can I see all these old aeroplanes stuff in Victoria?
Thanks in advance.

Greetings,

Andrea
Discovery Centre Posted on 08 Jan 2010 3:35 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Andrea, thanks for your enquiry. You can explore the history of aviation in Australia at the RAAF Museum in Point Cook. Details about the museum can be found here: http://www.airforce.gov.au/RAAFMuseum/index.htm You can also see the Duigan Biplane in the foyer at Melbourne Museum and find out more about it here: http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/items/405751/aeroplane-duigan-biplane-1910
Discovery Centre Posted on 08 Jan 2010 3:42 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Martin, thanks for your enquiry. We've referred this to one of our History & Technology staff for their advice. We’ll get back to you soon with some more information.

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