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Cup, 25 Mile Road Race, Glenn Curtiss

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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". Due to his competitive nature, Curtiss entered and won many races for both motorcycles and airplanes. He won first prize in the 25 mile handicap road race at the F. A. M. Meet in Waltham, Massachusetts on August 9, 1905.

Bequest of the Estate of Glenn H. Curtiss

Date: 1905

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: 3-D: 25.4 x 22.9 x 22.2cm (10 x 9 x 8 3/4 in.)

Materials: Overall: Silver

Physical Description:This cup trophy has a curved body shape with three evenly spaced handles attached to the body of the cup and made of antler. The engraved text on the front reads: Presented by the Hartford Rubber Works Co. First time prize 25 mile handicap road race F.A.M. Meet, Waltham, Mass. Aug. 9, 1905 On bottom: Smith Patterson Co. Boston 208.

Inventory number: A19730605000

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