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Curtiss N-9H

Manufacturer:
Curtiss Aeroplane Company  Search this
Materials:
Airframe: Wood
Main Float: Wood
Covering: Fabric
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 16.2 m (53 ft 4 in)
Length: 9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)
Height: 3.3 m (10 ft 9 in)
Weight: Empty, 973 kg (2,140 lb)
Gross, 1,257 kg (2,765lb)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1916-1927
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Navy Department.
Inventory Number:
A19630431000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Pre-1920 Aviation
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9b291af7b-24ba-43f7-bf25-fb515aaf0dfa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19630431000
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Curtiss E-4, In-Line 4 Engine

Manufacturer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Designer:
Glenn H. Curtiss  Search this
Materials:
Metal
Wood
Coating
Dimensions:
Approximate: 91.4 × 61 × 91.4cm, 113.4kg (3 × 2 × 3 ft., 250lb.)
Support: 171.5 × 106.7 × 82.6cm (67 1/2 in. × 42 in. × 32 1/2 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1908
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles R. Witteman.
Inventory Number:
A19310062000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9a71f8422-0b6d-4879-8e2f-963e5417e0a8
EDAN-URL:
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Curtiss B-8, V-8 Engine

Manufacturer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Designer:
Glenn H. Curtiss  Search this
Materials:
Metal
Dimensions:
3-D: 78.7 × 49.5 × 43.2cm (2 ft. 7 in. × 1 ft. 7 1/2 in. × 1 ft. 5 in.)
Support: 46.4 × 68.6 × 42.5cm (18 1/4 in. × 27 in. × 16 3/4 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1907
Credit Line:
Gift of George Spratt.
Inventory Number:
A19490009000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv90dd9bc66-f0cc-4301-820c-cb0f194e0c16
EDAN-URL:
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Curtiss OX-5 V-8 Engine

Title:
Curtiss OX-5 V-8 Engine
Manufacturer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Willys-Morrow Company (Curtiss)  Search this
Designer:
Glenn H. Curtiss  Search this
Materials:
Metal
Dimensions:
Length 144.1 cm (56.75 in.), Width 75.6 cm (29.75 in.,) Height 93.3 cm (36.75 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1919
Credit Line:
On Loan from the War Department, Air Service, Washington, D.C.
Inventory Number:
A19200008000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9fdf382e0-000d-4ad6-802c-adb747bc0170
EDAN-URL:
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Fly Curtiss Flying Field Mineola Long Island

Sponsor:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Medium:
Poster, Advertising
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 22.2 × 14.9cm (8 3/4 × 5 7/8 in.)
Type:
ART-Posters, Original Art Quality
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1919
Inventory Number:
A19900419000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv946097d63-a1af-41a7-bd8e-9cc9864a5d72
EDAN-URL:
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Glenn Curtiss Early Aviation Photography Collection

Names:
Aerial Experiment Association  Search this
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Gordon-Bennett Trophy Race  Search this
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (4 folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postcards
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1904-1920
Summary:
Glenn Hammond Curtiss (1878-1930) is best known as an aviation pioneer and inventor and founder of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co. This collection consists of fifty-four images, predominantly photographs printed as postcards. The postcard images feature subjects relating to Glenn Curtiss and his aviation career.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of fifty-four images, predominantly photographs printed as postcards. The postcard images feature the following subjects relating to Glenn Curtiss and his aviation career: early Aerial Experiment Association (AEA) and Curtiss aircraft predominantly at Hammondsport, New York (H. M. Benner photographs) but also elsewhere (including one image of flight at Atlantic City dated 1920); International Air Meet (Los Angeles, 1910); US Army airship Signal Corps No. 1 (Baldwin); Gordon Bennett Aviation Trophy; ice boats on Lake Keuka, Curtiss "wind-wagon;" Curtiss motorcycles (with G. H. C. team); Glenn Curtiss with others (including Mrs. Curtiss, Louis Paulhan); group photographs which probably show Curtiss employees; and informal Curtiss family photographs.

All images have received minimal subject headings, but only some have had additional captions added.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
The fifty-four photographs have been assigned "7A" image numbers. They are arranged in numerical order (some images were assigned multiple numbers). Some photographs are in sleeves that hold two images.
Biographical / Historical:
Glenn Hammond Curtiss (1878-1930) is best known as an aviation pioneer and inventor and founder of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co. Initially a bicycle repairman and designer, by 1902 Curtiss had begun to manufacture motorcycles using a lightweight internal combustion engine of his own design and founded the Curtiss Manufacturing Co. By 1904, Curtiss' engine had been co-opted by Thomas Baldwin for his airship experiments. This activity led to a connection between Curtiss and Alexander Graham Bell and, in 1907, to the foundation of the Aerial Experiment Association. In 1909, Curtiss joined with Augustus M. Herring to form the Herring-Curtiss Co to manufacture powered vehicles, but Herring's unsubstantiated claims to priority over the Wright Brother's aeronautical patents led to the Wright and Curtiss patent suits which continued until the merger of Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor with Wright Aeronautical in 1929. Curtiss and Herring split after the Wright's filed suit and Herring sued Curtiss, claiming that Curtiss had failed to turn his air race winnings over to the company. Despite these, and other, suits, Curtiss continued to advance the cause and technology of aviation, founding the first public flying school (1910) and later a chain of schools across the US, inventing the aileron (1909), the dual-control trainer (1911) and the hydroaeroplane (1911). In 1920, Curtiss retired from active aviation pursuits.
Provenance:
Unknown - found in collection, Unknown, Unknown, NASM.XXXX.0682.
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Curtiss, General, Aircraft  Search this
Motorcycles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Photographs
Citation:
Glenn Curtiss Early Aviation Photography Collection, Acc. XXXX.0682, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0682
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2023f4685-37d6-45b6-873e-8e124d7a36d5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0682
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Curtiss OX-5 V-8 Engine

Manufacturer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Designer:
Glenn H. Curtiss  Search this
Dimensions:
Length 144.1 cm (56.75 in.), Width 75.6 cm (29.75 in.), Height 93.3 cm (36.75 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1910
Credit Line:
Gift of Wesley Tallent.
Inventory Number:
A19810723000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv974c4e8ea-3969-488a-9a3c-42526743fd8a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19810723000
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Crankshaft, Curtiss OX-5 Engine

Designer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Manufacturer:
Willys-Morrow Company (Curtiss)  Search this
Dimensions:
Overall: 118 cm (46 1/4in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Components (Engine Parts)
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank V. Tabian
Inventory Number:
A19780417000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv99fad75c5-8f14-44da-991b-3453f86d715f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19780417000

Curtiss A-2 V-2 Engine

Manufacturer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Dimensions:
Diameter: 25.4 cm (10 in.), Height: 43.2 cm (17 in.), Width: 7.94 cm (3.125 in.)
Case Diameter: 25.4 x 43.2 cm (10 x 17 in.)
Crankshaft: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1909
Credit Line:
Gift of Larry D. Lewis.
Inventory Number:
A19800029000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9af296698-429d-4010-8eda-98d195f9be40
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19800029000

Curtiss CD-12 V-12 Engine

Manufacturer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum, Steel, Copper, Ceramic, Rubber, Magnesium, Preservative coating
Dimensions:
Height 88.4 cm (34.8 in.), Length 144.3 cm (56.8 in.), Width 71.9 cm (28.3 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
Circa 1921
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Navy
Inventory Number:
A19710888000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv92fc45606-8231-4e5d-924b-98b463e82ef8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19710888000

Curtiss K-12, V-12 Engine

Manufacturer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Materials:
Steel, Aluminum, Paint, Preservative coating, Rubber, Ceramic, Copper, Brass, Phenolic
Dimensions:
Length 152.4 cm (60 in.) (approximate), Width 70.8 cm (27.875 in.), Height 101.9 cm (40.125 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
Circa 1918
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Navy
Inventory Number:
A19710907000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv97125d33a-36f3-4573-8bf8-f3485f415cbe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19710907000
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Curtiss Conqueror V-1570, V-12 Engine

Manufacturer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum, Steel, Rubber, Stainless Steel, Magnesium
Dimensions:
3-D (on stand): 165.1 × 96.5 × 116.8cm, 493.5kg (5 ft. 5 in. × 3 ft. 2 in. × 3 ft. 10 in., 1088lb.)
3-D (without stand): 144.8 × 83.8 × 96.5cm (4 ft. 9 in. × 2 ft. 9 in. × 3 ft. 2 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
July 7, 1930
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Navy
Inventory Number:
A19710913000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv926d53e95-9829-4650-9622-0ec5bbe0682b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19710913000
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Miscellaneous Parts, Curtiss Conqueror V-1570, V-12 Engine

Manufacturer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Materials:
Aluminum, Steel, Stainless Steel, Magnesium
Dimensions:
3-D (Longest Part): 22.9 × 7.6 × 1.6cm (9 × 3 × 5/8 in.)
3-D (Smallest Part): 2.5 × 2.5 × 1.6cm (1 × 1 × 5/8 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
July 7, 1930
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Navy
Inventory Number:
A19710913003
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9b65c0fe3-bbc2-4ef1-965d-a41b0b566e23
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19710913003

Curtiss OXX-6, V-8 Engine

Manufacturer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Materials:
steel, Aluminum, copper, Rubber, Wood, Phenolic, Ceramic, brass, Textile
Dimensions:
Length: 144.1 cm (56.75 in.), Height: 93.3 cm (36.75 in.), Width: 75.6 cm (29.75 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
Circa 1916
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Navy
Inventory Number:
A19710916000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9eaa2832c-c376-4e75-acc2-3674032a1584
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19710916000
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Curtiss Chieftain H-1640, Radial 12 Engine

Manufacturer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Dimensions:
Other: 45 5/16 x 51 11/16 x 51 x 65 x 55in. (115.1 x 131.3 x 129.5 x 165.1 x 139.7cm)
Approximate (On stand): 638.7kg (1408lb.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
Circa 1928
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Navy
Inventory Number:
A19710917000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv967dc054d-fbd9-4816-9be1-6be32efb7ac5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19710917000
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Spark Plugs, Curtiss Chieftain H-1640, Radial 12 Engine

Manufacturer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Materials:
Steel
Copper Alloy
Dimensions:
3-D (Each, Overall): 5.4 × 2.9 × 2.9cm (2 1/8 × 1 1/8 × 1 1/8 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Accessories (to an Engine)
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
Circa 1928
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Navy
Inventory Number:
A19710917001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9f63f266e-ab78-4c35-942b-42902ebcf19c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19710917001

Curtiss Ricardo R-6, In-line 6 Engine

Manufacturer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Materials:
Steel, Preservative coating, Wood, Rubber, Textile, Aluminum, Paint, Phonolic, Copper
Dimensions:
Height 119.4 cm (47 in.), Width 55.9 cm (22 in.), Depth 233.7 cm (92 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
Circa 1921
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Navy
Inventory Number:
A19710936000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9785da749-b7b8-45c2-9770-6dfe610510f9
EDAN-URL:
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Curtiss OX-5, V-8 Engine

Designer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Manufacturer:
Willys-Morrow Company (Curtiss)  Search this
Materials:
HAZMAT: Cadmium
Ferrous Alloy
Non-Magnetic White Metal
Rubber
Natural Fiber Thread
Paint
Plastic
Adhesive Tape
Grease
Dimensions:
3-D: 137.2 × 74.9 × 81.3cm, 357.9kg (4 ft. 6 in. × 2 ft. 5 1/2 in. × 2 ft. 8 in., 789lb.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
Circa 1917
Credit Line:
Gift of the War Memorial Museum of Virginia
Inventory Number:
A19721041000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c7251bd1-10d9-46f3-9340-e5f4880b165c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19721041000

Curtiss Conqueror V-1550, V-12 Engine

Manufacturer:
Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company  Search this
Materials:
Steel, Aluminum, Rubber, Copper, Paint, Preservative coating, Textile
Dimensions:
Height 99.8 cm (39.31 in.), Width 75.2 cm (29.63 in.), Depth 162.6 cm (64 in.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Reciprocating & Rotary
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
Circa 1927
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Navy, Naval Supply Center, Norfolk, Virginia.
Inventory Number:
A19721153000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9f16b2c60-d3c8-42cd-977d-e1e435945197
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19721153000
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Propeller, fixed-pitch, two-blade

Manufacturer:
Curtiss-Reed Propeller Co.  Search this
Materials:
HAZMAT: Cadmium Plating
Laminated wood, Aluminum alloy, Paint, Steel
Dimensions:
3-D (Propeller): 243.8 × 20.3 × 14.6cm, 21.3kg (8 ft. × 8 in. × 5 3/4 in., 47lb.)
Storage (Aluminum Pallet): 351.8 × 121.9 × 129.5cm, 364.2kg (11 ft. 6 1/2 in. × 4 ft. × 4 ft. 3 in., 803lb.)
Type:
PROPULSION-Propellers & Impellers
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Gift of the Grumman Aircraft Corp.
Inventory Number:
A19650062000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9804f03da-6c50-4579-92ab-8be871726cd3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19650062000
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