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Posted 6 years ago


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In keeping with my non- shell trench art theme, here is an iconic WW1 piece of trench art: The propeller hub with a clock.

This one was embellished with the dates and crossed guns-- they don't look like the infantry rifles, but appear to be more like shotguns.

The clock is of the era by keyless auto clock company.

Unfortunately, the hub was mounted with the prop data on the bottom, so I cannot make a definite call on what type of aircraft this prop was on. It is similar in size and construction to other identified WW1 prop hubs in my collection.



  1. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks ashfielf.
  2. stuff i like, 6 years ago
    i love trench art ive got trench art butter knif
  3. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Post your trench art-- while it may be a butter knife, it is more likely a letter opener. They are a very common form: Bullet base and brass blade.

  4. Trenchartman Trenchartman, 6 years ago
    Great piece - thanks for sharing.

  5. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks, Trenchartman, Tom, and ashfielf.
  6. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks Dan.
  7. Convair Convair, 6 years ago
    Are the year dates carved into the prop hub, or are they applied? A nice mantel piece.
  8. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    The dates are applied, as are the crossed guns and the "AEF".

  9. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks Mike and Convair.
  10. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks Bogie262-- if you like aviation related trench art take a look at my other items. I have several WW1 and WW2 aviation related trench art pieces posted.

  11. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks Stepback.
  12. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks gio1272.
  13. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks again for looking at my trench art postings bones!

  14. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks for looking chevy!

  15. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
    Thanks much petey.


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