This object is on display in the Early Flight exhibition at the National Mall building.
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". In 1907 in Providence Rhode Island, Curtiss won second prize at the F. A. M. Meet in the 61 cubic inch class Hill Climb.
Bequest of the Estate of Glenn H. Curtiss
Country of Origin: United States of America
Dimensions: 3-D: 19.1 x 10.8 x 23.5cm (7 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 9 1/4 in.)
Materials: Overall: Brass
Physical Description:This cup trophy has a round base connected to an elongated thin cup. There are two thin handles connected to either side of the cup body. The cup itself has a smooth metallic surface with engraved text on the front: Old Home Week Providence 1907. Back: F.A.M. Meet 2nd Prize Hill Climb 61 cubic inch class, won by G.H. Curtiss
Inventory number: A19730601000