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Cup, Hill Climb, Glenn Curtiss

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


Glenn Hammond Curtiss came to be known as "The Father of Naval Aviation" and "Founder of the American Aircraft Industry". He was a remarkable engineer, beginning his career as a successful motorcycle manufacturer. Curtiss was a fierce competitor, entering and winning many races and keeping up with competition from firms such as Harley Davidson and Indian. Curtiss won first place in the free-for-all class at the New York and Brooklyn Motor Cycle Clubs Hill Climb on May 30th, 1907.

Bequest of the Estate of Glenn H. Curtiss

Date: 1907

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: 3-D: 20.3 x 20.3 x 20.3cm (8 x 8 x 8 in.)

Materials: Overall: Quadruple Silver

Physical Description:This silver cup trophy has a rather round base that tapers into an elongated body. There are three handles evenly spaced and attached to the body of the cup. It has embossed decorative elements near the base of the cup and on the handles. The engraved text reads: First Place Free-for-all Class, New York and Brooklyn Motor Cycle Clubs, Hill Climb at Manhasset Hill, May 30, 1907. Won by G.H. Curtiss. On bottom: Quadruple Silver 37-14.

Inventory number: A19730599000

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