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    Posted: 21 Feb 2015 at 13:32
did the caudron company ever build/assemble 
anything other than BE2 aircraft.I've seen a
propeller which is claimed to be from an 
alloa built Sopwith.
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British Caudron had factories in Cricklewood (London) and Alloa. They had a contract for 100 Sopwith F.1 Camels (C6701 to C6800) which was split between the two factories and built during the spring and early summer of 1918.
It could well be that your propeller came from this factory! Does the prop have any other markings?
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the owner is displaying it at the local museum soon,but will ask.
are there any records of which camels were alloa and which were cricklewood?

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From the shape it looks like an AD644 to me - standard equipment for most Sopwith Camels. It should have codes stamped onto it, giving the design number, pitch, diameter, engine etc. That will tie it down - it would be great if you could grab a photo and post it here!
"Camel File" by Air Britain lists the known history of each Camel; and many are shown either as delivered to 2 AAP Hendon (Cricklewood factory) or 6 AAP Renfrew (Alloa factory); though not all are known. AAP = Aircraft Acceptance Park.
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