Airplane Décor – This antique wood propeller is a stunning reproduction of the de Havilland DH-4 airplane propeller that was flown by Charles Lindbergh when he was a mail service pilot. Lindbergh got the flying bug early. He left the University of Wisconsin where he was studying engineering so he could train as a pilot in the Army. Of the 104 flying cadets that graduated in March, 1925 Lindbergh was at the top of his class. Since the Army Service was not hiring Lindbergh initially went barnstorming around the country and then found employment as a mail service carrier. His mail route was from St. Louis to Chicago and his first flight for the mail service was in an open cockpit plane, the de Havilland DH-4. Being a mail service pilot was not without its perils. During his employment he had to ditch his plane twice and later went one to one of the most famous aviators of all time.
The replica Lindbergh DH-4 Propeller is handcrafted in the U.S.A. of laminated birch hardwood. It takes several steps to produce this exquisite reproduction propeller. It begins with the correct shaping of the propeller blades as the blades in the early days of aviation had a different contour than the propeller blades manufactured today. After forming the wood to the correct shape, several coats of sanding are done to provide a smooth surface for the application of the deep rich walnut stain. This is followed by a clear coat to help protect the wood’s surface.
The Lindbergh DH-4 Propeller is available in 2 different styles as it may also be ordered with a clock. The replica Lindbergh Propeller measures about 50" long. Please allow 1-2 weeks for this exceptional propeller to ship. Learn more about the Lindbergh DH-4 Propeller Clock.
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