All the planes flying the skies during WWI and the 20s featured wood propellers. Mounted on the shaft of huge six to twelve cylinder engines, the engine was started up by giving the propeller a solid swing. Early wood propellers are often the only artifacts saved from old aircraft, and antique ones are rare and costly. Our reproduction is hand crafted out of solid pinewood, exactly the same as the originals. It makes beautiful wall décor at a surprisingly affordable cost.
Wood propellers used to be replaced as often as tires.
Old ones were usually taken home, completed with a
clock, and hung over the mantel. Mechanics, pilots,
flight-crew. They wore propeller tiepins and badges and
transformed propellers into memorabilia. A continuation
of a flight-tradition