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Cup, First Prize, Providence

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This object is on display in the Early Flight exhibition at the National Mall building.

Summary

Glenn H. Curtiss built the foundation for his airplane engine fame on the knowledge and prestige he gained from building and racing motorcycles. By 1902 he and three other employees were manufacturing motorcycles under the brand name "Hercules". This trophy was awarded to Cutriss at the F. A. M. Meet for winning first place in the one mile time trial in the 30.5 cubic inches class on a machine of his own design, building credibility for his brand name.

Bequest of the Estate of Glenn H. Curtiss

Date: 1907

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: 3-D: 20.3 x 11.4 x 20.3cm (8 x 4 1/2 x 8 in.)

Materials: Overall: Silver

Physical Description:This trophy with a round base, tapering into a thin stem and widening into a cup shape with two side handles is engraved on the front with "Old Home Week, Providence 1907" and has a reflief medallion depicting an old town crier ringing a bell.

Inventory number: A19730590000

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