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propellers - a decorative spin on history
Looking for a way to make a room more interesting? Let your imagination take flight with propellers. Considered the tires of yester yore,
propellers are popular today as memorabilia pieces that honor the flight traditions of mechanics, flight crews, and pilots in battle.
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At one time flight was all about wood and canvas, and even bamboo. A local cabinetmaker busy with the fuselage, a cane weaver making a cockpit fauteuil. Flight was accomplished with basically one handle to pull and a couple of gauges to check. No GPS yet. Visual sighting by identifying roads and churches. Aficionados of our amazing assortment of early flight artifacts will welcome a new and enticing metal clad propeller replica. Dating back to a time when pioneers conquered the air.
Wood propellers used to be replaced as often as tires. Old propellers 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...
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.
into the wild blue yonder with model planes
Humankind’s fascination with flying dates back to well before written history. Early humans, watching the birds flying high in the sky, no doubt wondered what it would be like if we could fly, free from the bonds of the earth. When flight became technologically possible, only the bravest dared to challenge gravity in
a contraption made of wood, metal, glass and fabric—the era of the daredevils
began... read more
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