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GLENN H. CURTISS SIGNED CARD, AVIATION & MOTORCYCLING PIONEER, BIRTHPLACE NAVAL AVIATION

$550.00

Description

GLENN H. CURTISS SIGNATURE RELATES TO HIS PART IN THE “BIRTHPLACE OF NAVAL AVIATION”.

GLENN H. CURTISS (1878-1930) SIGNED CARD, “Glenn H. Curtiss”, on a card 4.25 x 1, by the American aviation and motorcycling pioneer, and a founder of the U. S. aircraft industry with his company, Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Company, that later became Curtiss-Wright Corporation, after the 1929 merger with the Wright brothers company. The card in dated, Nov. 10, 1910, in another hand on lower right. The date is significant in that was when Curtiss established a winter encampment in San Diego, CA, to teach flying to Army and Navy personnel (becoming the first military aviation school). The original site of this winter encampment is now part of Naval Air Station North Island and is referred to by the Navy as the “Birthplace of Naval Aviation”. In fine condition, with minor age toning.

$550  #12497