Found in a loft

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Found in the loft of a Cambridge house built in the thirties. Gauntlet from Duxford? [ATTACH=CONFIG]238311[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]238312[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]238313[/ATTACH]
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hi, all I've got is magazine's, dust and bl***y big spider's, but there again I don't live close to a airfield...unfortunately. regards, jack...
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That is just Begging to have a vintage clock mounted in it:cool:

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That is just Begging to have a vintage clock mounted in it:cool:
Noooooooooooo! ;)

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hi, all I've got is magazine's, dust and bl***y big spider's, but there again I don't live close to a airfield...unfortunately. regards, jack...
Some of those old Playboys can now be quite valuable :p
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Heading for the Essex Aviation Group Museum at Duxford, pop in and see it, without a clock, when you come for Flying Legends.
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Just to check, where in Cambridge? Not possibly related to Marshall's old field in Barnwell, or even the new one? A lot of thirties housing there - I live in one :-)
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Queen Edith's Way.

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Some of those old Playboys can now be quite valuable :p
They are a little grubby, and some are a little dirty, but all are of a aeronautical flavour...and that does not mean "pilots pets". regards, jack...
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Why would a prop be cut down asymmetrically like that? Under what circumstances would a previous owner have stripped the finish of it? It looks like something accumulated in the grain (?) or removed or otherwise reacted with the adhesive material between the plies (??) on the right hand side.
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My thoughts are that it was recovered from a crash. There is a split on the LH side and the RH side has been cut so that it will not stand upright. Anybody have a Gauntlet crash list? There are some on the web but none in Cambridge area. Will have to look in the house deeds to see who lived there pre WW11.
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How many Gauntlets were fitted with the Mercury VI S2? I thought the VI S was the standard for Gauntlets. Alex Lumsden's 'British Piston Aero-Engines' only lists the Bristol 105A, 133, 142 and Gloster SS37 (Gladiator) as having been fitted with the S2 although Putnam's Gloster book mentions the S2 having been fitted to the Gauntlet. Anne