Herring-Curtiss Co.

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Glenn Hammond Curtiss with Augustus Herring. Curtiss had previously built bicycles, motorcycles, airships and engines and been a member of AEA where he had built his own craft, June Bug, that won Scientific American prize for first officially observed flight exceeding 1 km, 20 June 1908. Herring had built a Lilienthal-type glider, 1894.

Formed 20 March 1909, Herring-Curtiss Co. is considered to be first U.S. aircraft manufacturing company. Built 63hp machine that won two prizes at Reims, France, August 1909, and Pulitzer prize for flight 29 May 1910. Built and sold landplanes, flying boats, and various amphibians; set up flying schools and toured US giving air shows.


Organization names Herring-Curtiss Co.
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Country US
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Started aero 1909
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