|Object ID #||1971.133.001|
|Object Name||Propeller, Watercraft|
|Title||Vair Pitch Marine Propeller|
|Lexicon category||7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact|
|Place of Origin||Owen Sound, Grey County|
|Description||This is a right-hand Vair pitch marine propeller, that was made by BCK [Black Clawson-Kennedy] at Owen Sound, Ontario. The pitch is 28 and a half inches, while the diameter is 36 inches. This would make it suitable for a diesel vessel. The propeller is made of manganese bronze. Markings on it: "BCK LTD / OWEN SOUND / CANADA 18199 1/2 No 4 / HEAT AB74-63 / D.T.C. / T43.2 / E35.9 / JRH7-6-63" [has a logo-like dollar sign-like motif in a circle] "18-6-63 / JRH" [perhaps an inspector's initials?] The area with "A.W.L." stamped was made by museum staff person, Andrew Wayne Landen. He machined the display support for the propeller to prepare it for exhibition in 2004.|
Markings on it:
BCK LTD / OWEN SOUND / CANADA 18199 1/2 No 4
[has a logo-like dollar sign-like motif in a circle]
JRH [perhaps an inspector's initials?]
Prior to the 1950s take over of the plant by Black Clawson (New York-based), the propeller-manufacturing was done by Wm. Kennedy & Sons Ltd.
The propeller might be dated 1963 - this is an assumption from the "63" numerals on it.
|Collection||Transportation, Water: Equipment Collection|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|
Ship equipment & rigging