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Damaged propeller from Kingsford Smith's 'Southern Cross' carrying Jubilee Airmail, 1935

Made 1925-1935
Propeller, from 'Southern Cross' Fokker tri-motor, timber / metal, flown by Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, 1935 presented to Sir Harold (Harry) P. Brown, Director of Posts, Australia, 1935

Damaged wooden aircraft propeller from the 'Southern Cross'. It comprises a laminated wood construction with the leading edge sheathed with copper sheet. The laminate is black. The propeller hub has eight holes pierced through it. One end of the propeller is broken and a large piece of the wood has been split off. A small engraved silver-plated plaque is attached to one side of the hub.
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