Bird-Johnson Acquires Columbian Bronze Stainless Steel Propeller Patterns

—Free Color Brochure Offered Bird-Johnson Company of Walpole, Mass., recently announced the acquisition of a new series of stainless steel propeller patterns from the recently closed Columbian Bronze Corporation of Freeport, N.Y. These patterns will expand the company's standard line of workboat and fishboat fixed-pitch propellers. The new patterns, formerly supplied as "Hydrosonic Style I," will be offered by Bird-Johnson as the "Atlantic No Rake (ANR)" Type.

Also purchased were numerous Kaplan Style patterns which will broaden the variety of short delivery nozzle propellers available and a number of custom designed spare or replacement propeller patterns.

Bird-Johnson's Seattle Operations of Seattle, Wash., will be the principal manufacturing site for these new fixed-pitch propellers. The Seattle operation consists of a small propeller repair and Michigan Wheel distribution shop as well as a foundry facility largely engaged in the casting and finishing of Coolidge Propellers. Coolidge Propellers are currently available in Type B, Type C, Type D, Atlantic, Pacific and Kaplan Styles from 3 feet to 12 feet diameter and in a variety of blade configurations.

Bird-Johnson Company is one of the leading U.S. manufacturers of controllable and fixedpitch propellers for commercial and naval applications with facilities in Walpole, Mass., Pascagoula, Miss., and Seattle, Wash.

For information regarding Bird-Johnson's dealer/distributor network, and for a free copy of their four-color fixed-pitch propeller capabilities brochure, C i r c l e 4 2 o n Reader S e r v i c e C a rd

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 33,  Aug 1988

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