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Materials:
Tin Alloy (Pewter)
Glass
Dimensions:
3-D (Overall): 19 × 14 × 19cm (7 1/2 × 5 1/2 × 7 1/2 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Trophies
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1902
Physical Description:
This trophy is a cup with a triangular shape, having a wide round base and tapering inward at the top. There are three evenly spaced handles connected to the body of the cup. Engraved text: New York Cycle Club, First Annual Road Race C.F. Splidorf Cup, Won by G.H. Curtiss Labor Day 1902. On bottom: 310.
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. On Labor Day in 1902 Curtiss entered his first gasoline-powered race, sponsored by the New York Motorcycle Club in Brooklyn. He was awarded the C. F. Splidorf Cup for the First Annual Road Race.
Credit Line:
Bequest of the Estate of Glenn H. Curtiss
Inventory Number:
A19730598000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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