Boulton and Paul Propeller, Fixed-Pitch, Four-Blade, Wood


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

Boulton and Paul Ltd was a storied British manufacturer dating from the eighteenth century that was bought in 1960 by the Jeld-Wen Corporation, an American building products supplier. During World War I, Boulton and Paul produced wooden propellers, and other aviation products including complete aircraft. These included the Royal Aircraft Factory FE2B and Sopwith Camel. Although other designs were produced, most Boulton and Paul propellers were probably designed by Lang, another well-known British manufacturer.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


Credit Line

Found in collection. Donor unknown at this time. Found on NASM premises.


Laminated wood, Brass, Solder, Paper, Museum Varnish


  • Rotor/Propeller: 274.3 x 23.5 x 18.5 x 12.7 x 1.1 x 7.6cm (108 x 9 1/4 x 7 5/16 x 5 x 7/16 x 3 in.)
  • Bolt Holes: 8
  • Diameter: 274.3 cm (108 in.)
  • Chord: 23.5 cm (9.25 in.)

Country of Origin

United Kingdom

Physical Description

  • Type: Four-Blade, Fixed-Pitch, Wood
  • Diameter: 274.3 cm (108 in.)
  • Chord: 23.5 cm (9.25 in.)
  • Engine Application: Beardmore for Royal Aircraft Factory FE2B aircraft


PROPULSION-Propellers & Impellers

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