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This Authentic Models Sopwith Propeller makes for some fun decor, mounted on a wall or leaning in a corner; a real conversational piece. To give a study or library an aviation theme, why not pair with Authentic Models' other propellers, and display on their propeller rack? 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 and flight-crew alike wore propeller tiepins and badges and transformed propellers into memorabilia. It is a continuation of a flight-tradition to collect and display these propellers, why not join the crew?
The Sopwith Propeller features broad bladed wood tapering to a solid centre, with incised markings on the hub and angled stripes on curved blades. It is made with pine wood and finished in French distressed honey. The French finish involves at least five coats of varnish being applied, with sanding in between. The idea is to create a rich coat that, together with applications of subtle patinas and mixed waxes, results in an aged and lived-in look. The tips of this propeller are then handpainted in contrasting colours to give it a final, decorative look.
The Sopwith was the mainstay fighter-plane in the British and USA air forces in the early 1900s. Brightly painted in various national colours, it ruled the skies for a number of years. Some of the propellers were later suppled by an American propeller maker. This Sopwith Propeller includes original manufacturers decal from the 1920s, with date and factory code numbers punched in. A fantastically detailed replica at an even greater price: add it to your aviation collection today.
Available in Small or Large.
Small Propeller - 120cm x 13.5cm x 6.5cm
Large Propeller - 186cm x 13.5cm x 6.5cm
Product Code: sopwith Brand: Authentic Models Material: Pine Wood
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