Large WWI Propeller with Clock
73-3/8" x 6" x 3-1/2"
Hand-made replica of WWI propeller with clock. This large propeller made of solid wood and is a fun and fascinating decor object. Mounted on a wall or just leaning in a corner, this propeller is a conversation piece. The typical WWI flying ace was accustomed to wrecking a plane now and then. For good luck the propeller was turned into a clock and taken home.
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...