Cup, Hill Climb, Glenn Curtiss

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Date

1907

Inventory Number

A19730599000

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.

Credit Line

Bequest of the Estate of Glenn H. Curtiss

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

Overall: Quadruple Silver

Dimensions

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

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

AWARDS-Trophies