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Fairey 111D Propeller Hub Trenchart - Click for the bigger picture

Fairey 111D Propeller Hub Trenchart

Made in the form of a planter with a plaque to the front confirming the provenance and dated 1929. The Fairey 111D was the standard training aircraft of the RAF and FAA from 1920 to 1927 and was used in flying off trials from HMS Argos, the first flush deck aircraft carrier. In 1924 two WWI pilots achieved a distance record in a 111D circumnavigating Australia, 13, 570 kilometres in a 44 day marathon! The propeller hub is hollowed out and is reminiscent of a Grecian urn and would make a unique planter for an Aspidistra! Height 15" (38cm).