c1930 Royal Air Force Propellor Wood Tea or Tobacco Jar


A Fine British Royal Air Force Tea or Tobacco Jar that has been made out of the cross section of the hub end of an aircraft wooden propellor.

The Propellor could be as early as WWI, but the RAF was born in 1918 (it had been the Royal Flying Corps previously), so could be as early as that. It has the inside lined with aluminium foil, in order to store tea or tobacco. The top lid fits snugly. The side of the outside wall has an applied RAF cap badge and on the reverse you can faintly read ..DMORE. As it reads from bottom upwards, it may relate to the propellor manufacturer or model, rather than a name. Condition is very good. The inside foil has perished and is powdery.

Size: 16 x 14 x 13.5 cm (6 ¼ x 5 ½ x 5 3/8 inches)
Weight: 545g