Aeronautical Instruments & Tools
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Aircraft Piston Grip Display Stand
We had this original aircraft piston custom modified with a central alloy mount machined up and bolted to the top to provide a unique display stand for an aircraft control grip. The example shown, which is ex Harvard/Texan, is not included in the sale but is offered for sale below against item 3743 and comes complete with the appropriate control column, but is included here for display purposes only.
We are unsure of the actual engine the piston came from but inside it is marked 'Lycoming' and also stamped 'Z243' and 'P1'. We have been advised it may have been taken from a Wright Cyclone engine, for whom Lycoming made the pistons, so if correct could have been used on types such as the RAF Boston, A20, the Mitchell and others. If any visitors to the site can provide a more definite ID we will add it to our description.
The diameter of the piston is 5.2" (13 cm).The grip support strut is 4.33" high (11 cm) and it's diameter is 1.18" (3 cm). We can't think of a better way to display an aircraft grip so grab it whilst you can as this is a one off item and when it is gone it is gone!