This is a great snapshot of airplane mechanics working in and around the propeller of a small plane. I don’t know much about planes, so I will date this one to the 1960s and leave it at that. :-)
UPDATE: Iggy and “the old guys” identified this as a Taylorcraft BC model, which likely predates the 1950s. Great work guys!
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Looks like an airplane factory!
The radiators of airplanes are much like automobiles as identification means. The unspatted wheels might date this plane pre-1950s…
I think this is a circa 1946 Taylorcraft BC12D but would have to check with some old farts my dad hangs out with to be certain.
Really cool! The guy on the left seems to be checking drawings.
This is definitely a Taylorcraft airplane. The old guys say it is a BC model of some sort.
So is this a 1940s snapshot? Great work here and thanks to the old farts. :-)
It’s hard to say for sure – the model didn’t change much over the years – but I think this photo pre-dates 1950. Most of the BC and BD models were built just before and just after WWII.
With only the radiator and the spatless wheels to go by… I can’t be more specific.
http://www.pbase.com/tcartpilot/image/136697369 shows a close up of a 1941 Taylorcraft BC12 radiator which looks a lot like the one in your photo.