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The Thompson Propeller Shop 1937, Fairhaven, MA

The Thompson Propeller Shop 1937

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The Thompson Propeller Shop 1937
Ad from the Thompson Propeller Shop booklet. Warren Thompson's dad, M.D.Thompson of Maine was the inventor of the Thompson Feathering Propeller. This remarkable invention allowed the prop blade to automatically change it's pitch when the thrust from the vessel's gears shifted from forward or to reverse.
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