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Manufacturer:
Boyce Motometer Co.  Search this
Materials:
Overall: Chromed Steel
Dimensions:
3-D: 20.3 x 7.6 x 14.6cm (8 x 3 x 5 3/4 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Trophies
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Physical Description:
Radiator cap with wings.
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. He used this competitive nature to continually better his manufacturing of engines, which opened doors for other opportunities in engine building. In 1903, Thomas Baldwin utilized a Curtiss engine to power his dirigible (or blimp), which became the first successful dirigible in the United States.
Credit Line:
Bequest of the Estate of Glenn H. Curtiss
Inventory Number:
A19730600000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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