Jablo Prop Blade Identification?

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A friend has recently come across this Jablo Rotol Propeller blade - obviously in need of a bit of TLC and asked if I could help identify the aircraft type it would have been originally fitted too? Afraid I have drawn a blank so far, as it does not match the drawing number of any of the blades I have had or any I can find online. Does anyone recognise it or have a list of the numbers and applications of these blades - or if I have missed such a resource online, direct me to it please? Drawing No. appears to be "[RA] 10270 / RT". Oh! and its NFS. [ATTACH=JSON]{"alt":"Click image for larger version Name:\tJablo Blade 1.jpg Views:\t0 Size:\t279.8 KB ID:\t3855276","data-align":"none","data-attachmentid":"3855276","data-size":"thumb"}[/ATTACH][ATTACH=JSON]{"alt":"Click image for larger version Name:\tJablo Blade 2.jpg Views:\t0 Size:\t243.8 KB ID:\t3855277","data-align":"none","data-attachmentid":"3855277","data-size":"thumb"}[/ATTACH]
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This is a Seafire 47 Contra-prop blade. Note the small bearing diameter. Mark

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Thanks Mark for a definitive answer as always! I think he will be happy with that - Have found a brief synopsis of the Mk 47's career online for him now as well.
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https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v634/Mark12/Album%205/46-LA544%20BG%20Collection%20ECFS%20Hullavington%20%20c1946%20005e_zpsfcjlax3v.jpg
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That picture is of a 46 correct? Am I correct in assuming the units are the same? Andy
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Correct, They built 24 Mk 46 and 90 Mk 47 Seafires. They also converted a few Mk 21 Spitfires and put them out for service trial and at least one Mk 22 was converted experimentally. Mark
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Thanks Mr 12 ;) I always appreciate your tremendous depth of knowledge on this subject, as well as your willingness to share it on the forums. Regards Andy