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wood mounted | Farlam Airframes Ltd

Memorabilia mounted in wood for display or use

Individual pieces of milateria up cycled provide unique works of art that can be displayed or used on your desk.

Please scroll down to find the piece you are interested in.

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Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Consolidated B-24 Liberator metal detecting find. Stainless steel fuel tank filler neck with part number 32G1715.
With the original rubber seal made by Firestone - between the metal and the wood.
Mounted using stainless steel bolts onto a hand turned American Black Walnut bowl with undercut hollowing.

The wood is 8 inches x 3 inches.
A useful pot.

Price £95 plus postage

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1930's German Aircraft Propeller VDM Pitch control Bowl

A VDM propeller spinner back plate.
Made of steel but with three planet gears that freely rotate.

Part also has a Brass inner bearing that was around the propeller shaft.

Mounted in a hand turned 10 inch by two inch leadwood bowl.

The deadwood is extremely heavy and dense but is beautifully polished.

The part was made in the 1930;s

Each of the 3 planet gears has a number engraved it 1,2,3.

We have cleaned and polished the steel part before applying a wax finish.

The bowl in the centre is 6 inches diameter and 1 inch deep.

The whole piece is 10 inches diameter and 3 inches high.

The bowl has a ridge that holds the back plate in place.

Price £240 plus postage

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RAF recognition Lamp

This is a red lens that I dug up over 10 years ago at a WW2 aircraft disposal site.
It has an RAF Stores code of 5C/3016 cast into the back and was an aircraft recognition lamp lens. There were three in the fuselage or wing one each of amber , green and red. They are shown in the Lancaster parts manual.

This lens if 4 inches diameter and has a few scratches from 70 years underground. It does glow nicely in the sunshine.

We have turned a wooden bowl to create a lid/holder for the lens and a matching base that can be used for storage.

The box is 5 inches diameter X 2 inches high.

We are calling it the Jammie Dodger .

Price £95 plus postage

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Avro Shackleton Propeller part mounted in hardwood bowl

Propeller part removed from Avro Shackleton WL754 when she was consigned to the fire dump at RAF Valley in the 1980's.

The part has numerous DHL - De Havilland Lostock inspector stamps and part numbers so we assume from the Propeller.

Mounted into a hand turned Padauk custom made 10 inch x 2 inch bowl.
Uses the lower retaining nut to safely hold the upper bronze dome in place.

25cm diameter and 8 cm high . Weighs 3.1 kg

Price £95 plus postage

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Hawker Sea Hawk Spent shell chute desk tidy

This is the 20mm cannon shell chute from a Hawker Sea Hawk.

It has been mounted to allow it to be used as a desk tidy.

The Sea Hawk was a jet fighter used by the Fleet Air Arm and also flown by the German air force post war.

They were used by the RAF at the Suez crisis.

This was the ejection chute for the spent 20mm shell casing. It was intended that the shells were ejected so that the spent shells did not block teh gun for future firing.

it is made from steel to take the heat from the fired shell.

The original green paint.

It is marked with an AW ( Armstrong Whitworth) inspectors stamp and part number C176197.

Armstrong Whitworth made Sea Hawks for Hawker.

From the Sea Hawk part numbers we can see the part on the hinged door on the side fo the fuselage.

We have created a black walnut wood base 10cm by 20cm and the whole item stands 15cm high.
We have laser engraved the aircraft name on the front.

The base has green felt on the bottom.


Price is £130 Plus P&P

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De Havilland Propeller Cog Bowl

A steel cog that was made by De Havilland Propellers at Lostock in UK.
This is the steel cog that was attached to the bottom of the propeller to adjust the pitch of the blade. De Havilland licensed the Hamilton Standard propeller pitch system This involved a hydraulic system that turned a central cog and each blade had a 1/4 turn cog that would be rotated to the same extent.

We don't know the aircraft but given the LH and RH it was a twin engined small aircraft. It dates form some time between 1945 and 1960. We have had one of these cogs previously from a B-24 and it was twice the diameter of these ones.

There is a P number on each cog as well as a DHL ( de Havilland Lostock) inspectors number scribed onto the metal.

There are two bowls turned from solid Wenge that allows the cogs to sit on the top edge and be held by the lip of the bowl. We have added a small piece of brown leather into the inside base of the bowl.

1 The bowl with the small opening has an additional tooth cog that sits inside the outer cog. SOLD

2 The bowl with the larger opening has the outer cog only.

12cm diameter and 5 cm high

Price is £50 each Plus P&P

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Aircraft propeller Bowl

A genuine piece of engine from a post war aircraft.
This is a pair of steel and brass propeller shaft roller bearings.
A solid oak wooden bowl for an aviation enthusiast.

Post war aircraft engine propeller bearings cleaned, polished, rotating and mounted in a hand turned hardwood bowl.

Set of 2 steel and brass bearing that came to us along with several de Havilland propeller parts. Made at de Havilland Propellers Lostock . We assume dating from 1945 to 1960.

The steel parts have R & M makers and a part number on them.

We have cleaned the bearings so that all the steel inserts int the brass turn freely.

We have turned a solid oak bowl to mount them in. Then polished and waxed it to a high sheen.

The bearings are firmly held in the bowl but removable. They freely rotate

The bowl is 6 inches diameter and 3 inches tall.

The central bowl hollow is 2 inches deep.T
Price is £105 Plus P&P

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WW2 RAF Hawker Tempest Trim Tab Desk Tidy

WW2 RAF aircraft Hawker Tempest II elevator trim tab section mounted on a solid Ebony base with leather insert.

Derived from the Hawker Typhoon the Hawker Tempest was developed in two parallel tracts with different engines. This part is from a Hawker Tempest II.

Made by Hawker at their Langley factory in 1945 and saw service with the RAF before being sold to the Indian Air Force in 1947. They saw service with the IAF before being retired and stored at Poona until the mid 70's.. A group of six were purchased and returned to the UK for restoration in 79..

They have been distributed far since then but two are now close to flight. This was removed form one of the aircraft along with skin panels from the fuselage and wings.

The elevator has been sectioned into three parts - two are shown here remounted.

We have made new walnut end pieces and repainted the panels in their 1945 RAF paint scheme upper and lower surfaces. ( Ocean Grey and Dark Green upper and Medium Sea Grey lower.) Each piece was then coated with a matt acrylic top coat to protect the coloured paint.

These two parts both have hawker part numbers on the lower surface still visible.

We have added a 10mm aluminum bar as a pivot and set that into two solid aluminium blocks - one at each end.

We have taken a 27 cm x 12.5 cm x 2 cm block of solid Macassar Ebony and routed a recesss into the middle that is large enough and deep enough to take either pencils, coins etc. The recess is 17 cm x 6.7 cm x 1 cm deep.

When closed the total height is 4.5 cm. When open it is 11 cm

The trim tab when closed fully covers the recess.

The base of the recess has been lined with leather.
One is lined with blue leather and one with beige.

The trim tab swings up and down freely. There is a small protective dot at one side of the lower surface to stop it damaging the paint against the wood.

When closed the total height is 4.5 cm. When open it is 11 cm

They are sold separately. There is one of each available.

A unique and tactile item for the aircraft enthusiasts desk.

Price is £80 Plus P&P

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Bowl made from an Airspeed Horsa relic mounted in Zebrano wood.

Original sections of reinforcing plates from a WW2 Horsa glider.

The Airspeed AS 51/AS 58 Horsa was a large troop carrying glider that was used extensively by the British in their invasion and assaults on Europe. They saw service in Sicily, Normandy and Arnhem

They were made of wooden frames with plywood skins. The wooden structure had several metal plates that were necessary to reinforce the joints and heavy strain points.

This plate came form the excavation of a glider remains and were to be used in a failed restoration project.

We have electrolytically de rusted the steel to remove surface rust.


This steel circular plate is similar to the large washers visible in the roof of the Horsa in the last image.

We have turned a 6 inch x 2 inch piece of Zebrano wood to make a custom bowl to hold teh relic.

It can be used as a Vide poche/pocket tidy or for storing small items.

The internal hols is 6 cm x 2.5 cm deep.

The size of the bowl is just under 6 inches x 2 inches.

The colours of the rusted steel match the Zebrano.

A unique item

Price £80 plus postage

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Box - Carl Zeiss Vintage Aircraft Camera Filter German Air Force

An original vintage Carl Zeiss Jena reconnaissance aircraft camera filter.

Mounted in a Burr Maple box - useful and unique storage.

This 120 mm wide Zeiss camera filter is marked with Carl Zeiss Jena Gelbfilter Fliegertruppe. - Yellow Filter Air Force.

Fliegertruppe was the name given to the German air force in WW1 up until the Luftwaffe .

These large reconnaissance cameras were used from WW1 and even up until the 1960's.

This one was found in the Welsh Valleys in the 1940's

The filter had lain on the ground and water has partially dissolved some of the yellow filter.

The filter spring catch has the original grey paint and there are traces of black on the securing ring.

The filter rim is aluminium and is ca. 2.5 cm deep.

We have made a custom burr maple box that measures just under 6 inches in diameter and 3 3/4 inches tall.

The inside of the box is ca. 2 inches deep so is useful for storing items.

The box has been oiled and waxed.

The filter originally had a bayonet fitting onto the camera lens and was held in place using the sprung clip. We have added an extra ridge around the rim to allow the clip to hold the filter in place.

A unique and historic storage box.

Price £130 plus postage

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Vintage Automobile MG tappet cover

A part from a vintage MG motor vehicle engine

This is part of the rocker cover from an MG engine that was recovered from a canal

This is the top section fo the rocker cover and has a brass plaque detailing the settings for the tappets.

The cover section has been stripped back as it was very rusty. We have cleaned it and repainted it in black. It has been mounted on a piece of oak hard wood and the MG logo laser etched into it.

http://www.mg-tabc.org/special-files/how-to-be.pdf links to Neil Cairns book on How to be an Engine Expert on MG's - 1935 -1998. The tappet cover can be seen in the diagrams.

A very nice piece for a motor car enthusiast.

it measures 32 cm long ( 1 foot) x 11 cm wide (4.5 inches)

We are happy to ship to any location


Price is £45 Plus P&P

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de Havilland Sea Vixen hatch box

A bespoke solid hardwood box with two working hatches from a Sea Vixen.

These small hatches each measure 4cm x 13 cm and are from the rear of the aircraft as shown in the parts drawing.

Both have de Havilland 10XXX part numbers ( for the Sea Vixen) and DH inspectors stamps scribed into them from their manufacture.

The paint is original from when it flew with the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm. Extra Dark Sea Grey on top and Satin white lower surfaces.

The parts were removed from XN691 a Sea Vixen FAW2 that first flew in 1961 and was scrapped at North Weald in 2001.

We have made a box that has 4cm deep x 9cm long storage holes under each hatch.

The hatches are hinged from a brass wire at one end.

As both hatches have Dzus fasteners we have added a locking hole with a further wire that the Deus lock onto - so that the hatches can be locked down.

The solid hardwood block is American Black walnut and measures 10 cm x 15 cm x 6.5 cm. It has verb treated with finishing oil and wax.

A one off handmade wooden storage box with working catches.

Price £70 plus postage

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Royal Navy shell fuse transit cap in wooden base

A brass fuse cap number 11.

Has the Ministry broad arrow and inspectors stamp

We have been informed that this is a transit cap for a Royal Navy Shell.

This cap was removed before firing the shell and the fuse inserted into the same opening. This was then sent back and reused.

A useful pot to put small items in such as paper clips.

Purchased several years ago in a mixed lot in this condition.

Ca, 2.5 inches diameter and 2.5 inches tall.



it measures 32 cm long ( 1 foot) x 11 cm wide (4.5 inches)


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Browning M2 50 cal

In 2009 we were invited to a dig at a local RAF WW2 disposal site.

We found many items from T-6, P-51, Lancaster, B-25, P-BY, Oxford; Magister etc. a well as a few other pieces.

This is the retracting slide from a Browning M2 "Fifty Cal" that we pulled out of the hole in the ground. It had been underground for 70 years but it is from a wartime RAF aircraft.

We have derusted it, polished and blued it. We have mounted it on a beach wood board using two japanned screws. The lever still folds but the slider is static.

A very nice wartime relic from an allied aircraft. Due to its condition it is not considered a weapon.

The board measures 32 cm x 12.5cm.
It measures 32 cm long ( 1 foot) x 11 cm wide (4.5 inches)
Price £125 plus postage


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Wessex Bowl

Info coming soon.

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B 24 Bowl

Original metal casting from a B-24 fuel tank filler.

This relic was a metal detecting find on a Royal Air Force airfield in the UK where post war surplus B-24 were scrapped.

These aircraft were built in the USA and flown to Europe and were being massed for use in Tiger Force - the Allied force preparing to fight Japan.

After Japan surrendered the aircraft were surplus to needs and disposed of in the late 40's.


This is part of the fuel tank filler cap that can be seen in the parts diagram. It was attached to part 19.

We have hand turned a bowl form a solid blank of Sycamore and created a space for the metal ring to sit.

It can be used as a Vide poche/pocket tidy or for storing small items.

The size of the bowl is just under 6 inches (15cm) in diameter and stands 2 inches (5 cm) tall.

Price £70 plus postage


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WW2 RAF Avro Lancaster Bristol Hercules Engine Shaft

A genuine piece of engine from an Avro Lancaster B Mk II.

WW2 RAF Avro Lancaster Bristol Hercules engine shaft cleaned, polished, rotating and mounted in an ebony mount.

Two new bearings added to allow the shaft to freely rotate.

The steel parts have FB makers marks which confirm them to be Bristol Hercules.

It can be seen in the drawing from the Hercules manual. There are two nuts ( also with FB stamps) as well as the cog centre shaft that is still present.

From a known aircraft dig in Holland. A 115 Squadron aircraft that crashed at Tungelroij.

We have acquired two pieces of ebony and made the base and two bearing mounts.

The piece is 14 inches long, 3 inches wide and just over 4 inches tall.

A unique item

Price £165 plus postage

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Bristol Britannia Aircraft Coat Hook Wall Hanging

An original aircraft fitting removed from a Bristol Britannia during a refit at Filton in Bristol.

This sprung coat hook was part of the cabin crews equipment at the entrances and in the galley etc.

It is made from two pieces of anodized aluminium and hinges opens to allow a garment to be hung.

It closes under the spring to prevent any snagging when passing.

It came to us with no spring -so we have had to replace the spring as well the hinge pin with a stainless steel bolt.

We have added a a soft rubber pin on the internal face to prevent the metals surfaces hitting (as per the original).

On the rear we have added a slot hanger so that it can be wall hung.

The hook is set into a slight recess in the wood and is bolted onto the wood to stop it rotating.

We have then mounted the hook onto a piece of solid oak that we have laser engraved with the aircraft name and profile in addition to the company logos of four airlines who flew the Britannia in service. BOAC; Caledonian; British Eagle and Monarch.

The Bristol Britannia was a post war design for a transatlantic airliner. Due to delays in introducing it into service it lost out to the newer jets that were introduced in the interim. Only 85 were made.

The Britannia was called the Whispering Giant due to its quietness.

N.B. the coat hook was replaced in the aircraft due to a small nick on the LHS edge as shown in the images.

A unique item

Price £40 plus postage

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