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Old 06-16-2006, 06:39 PM   #1
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Does anyone know what this is?

I found this piece in our garage (ok, really it's a barn). It seems it was left by the former owners along with tons of other odds and ends.

It seems to be chrome and shaped kind of like an airplane propeller. It also says "1957" in the center and has three bands of color-- red, white, and blue.

My husband thought maybe it's some ornament for a chevy, but we really have no clue. Any ideas?

Thanks.

(I think I've got the photos uploaded correctly, but let me know if I goofed.)
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Old 06-16-2006, 07:57 PM   #2
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I'm almost positive that's not a propeller, but can you give us the rough size of it?

BTW The uploads worked lol.
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Old 06-16-2006, 08:12 PM   #3
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I'm almost positive that's not a propeller, but can you give us the rough size of it?

BTW The uploads worked lol.

No, it's obviously not a real propeller. That's just the general shape of it. Sorry if that was confusing! It looks like it might attach to the front, rear, or side of a vehicle as a decoration.

The peice is 3 feet long, and the circle in the center has a diameter of 5 inches. It also has four bolts on the back of it that are meant to attach it to something. See this additional photo.

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Old 06-22-2006, 09:46 AM   #4
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I think it was something made in (or dedicated to) 1957!
i dont know what gave me that idea
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Old 07-01-2006, 12:49 AM   #5
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i believe it was made for something in 1957 HA
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Old 07-01-2006, 12:57 PM   #6
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I'm thinking Chrysler because of the colors
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Old 07-02-2006, 08:03 PM   #7
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That'd be a 1957 Buick

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Old 07-02-2006, 08:09 PM   #8
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wow good find bubba! how did you find that???
luck or did you know that
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Old 07-02-2006, 08:14 PM   #9
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no, i just knew the buick colors were red white and blue....so i figured... hey, Buick!

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Old 07-02-2006, 08:20 PM   #10
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no, i just knew the buick colors were red white and blue....so i figured... hey, Buick!


do you know lots about buick???
all i know is that the founder was scottish!!!
cant quite remember where i got that from lol
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Old 07-02-2006, 08:40 PM   #11
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only thing i know is one of the distinguishing features of a buick are the port holes on the sides. They just started putting those in on some of the newer models again in fact.


edit: Its too bad he couldn't find the rest of the car in her garage, that '57 is a classic.
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Old 07-02-2006, 10:36 PM   #12
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whys there 3 portholes???, on the 57' buick, theres 4 portholes
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Old 07-03-2006, 02:22 AM   #13
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No clue, it just varies between 3 and 4 i guess...

like this '56 only has 3..



at least i think its a 56..
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Old 07-03-2006, 02:26 AM   #14
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i think the Riviera was the first buick to have none, and they continued it that way up until late '05 i think.
this ones a '75
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whys there 3 portholes???, on the 57' buick, theres 4 portholes

the number of portholes varies w/ the trim level kinda like chevy and mopar did w/ # of taillights in the 60's & early 70's...
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