Paragon OX5 SC JN-4 4-Bladed Wooden Airplane Propeller

Manufacturer: Paragon
Model Number: unknown
Date Sold:  December 3rd, 2016
Sold on Ebay for: $7800.00


A Super Rare Big and Beautiful  3 Blade Scimitar WWI display propeller from Paragon of  Baltimore, MD  for the Classic Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" with the Curtiss OX-5  engine in Excellent Condition.

This wonderful propeller features 7 laminations of White Oak, excellent copper edges, near perfect original decals, extensive engravings, beautiful wood grain and finish.  The 8 bolt holes match the Curtiss OX-5 engine (water-cooled 8 cylinder making 90HP).  The Signal Corps. number and cloverleaf shows usage for WWI.  We believe this propeller was manufactured around 1916-18.  The Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" was the classic training aircraft of WWI and the premier barnstorming aircraft after the war.  Paragon was a Baltimore based Propeller manufacturer that was one of the premier propeller builders during WWI.  We have been collecting/selling propellers for many years and this is the first 3 blade Paragon we have encountered.
Engravings:  S.C.  1243  7' 9"  X  5.00   2280  RIGHT HAND  1 2 3  Also the signal corps "cloverleaf" symbol
Condition:  Very nice for a near 100 year old flown WWI propeller.  Original decals (all 3 are near perfect)  excellent copper edges, no rot, no delamination, no repairs,  a few scratches, wonderful wood grain,  Excellent original finish.   This propeller displays beautifully.
Dimensions:  Height 71 1/2" , blade length (middle of center bore to tip)  46",  Hub thickness  3 7/8"
The aircraft pictured is a Curtiss JN-4 with the Curtiss OX-5 engine and a 2 blade Paragon propeller.

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