Paragon Curtiss HS-1 1917 US NAVY World War 1 Flying Boat Wooden Airplane Propeller

Paragon H-S-1 Wood Airplane Propeller
Made by the most famous propeller manufacturer of World War 1
(The American Propeller Company of Baltimore, Maryland)

This original airplane propeller was used on the Curtiss HS-1 US NAVY Flying Boat Airplane during World War 1. 

 

In late 1916, the Curtiss Aeroplane Company produced a new twin-engined flying boat, which was smaller than both the current Curtiss H-12 being built for Britain's Royal Naval Air Service and the earlier Curtiss H-4, with the new design given the factory designation Model H-14, although its design was unrelated to earlier Model H variants. The H-14 was a conventional unequal-span, unstaggered biplane, powered by two 100 hp (75 kW) pusher Curtiss OXX engines mounted between the wings. An order for 16 was placed by the United States Army before the prototype flew, but the prototype was disappointing and the US Army cancelled its order for H-14s.

The prototype was converted to a single-engined aircraft powered by a 200 hp (149 kW) Curtiss V-X-X engine, also in a pusher configuration, during 1917, being redesignated as the Curtiss HS-1 (for H model with single engine). The prototype was re-engined for use as a testbed for the new Liberty 12 engine, becoming the HS-1L, flying in this form on 21 October 1917.

The Curtiss HS was a single-engined patrol flying boat built for the United States Navy during World War I. Large numbers were built from 1917 to 1919, with the type being used to carry out anti-submarine patrols from bases in France from June 1918. It remained in use with the US Navy until 1928, and was also widely used as a civil passenger and utility aircraft

Awesome Patina and War Scars

 

Made from gorgeous laminated Wood and Copper Leading edges

( Marked *2805* by Paragon)

Authentic original Paragon Baltimore, Maryland decal on one of the blades.

Other Marks include F.C.R | UN "Navy Anchor Logo" | TYPE HS-1 | P.P. (Paragon Propeller) 162 L.H. | 8.8 x 5.9 0'

This propeller is being sold for display only. Perfect for your home, office, restaurant, bar, hangar, dorm room, garage, etc.

MEASUREMENTS/ Total length of propeller 104 inches. Weighs approximately 55 lbs.




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