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In the charming little town of Hammondsport in upstate New York State lies a gem of a museum dedicated to the legendary Glenn H. Curtiss (and local history), known as the Father of Naval Aviation in the United States, holder of Pilot Licence #1.


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Glenn H Curtiss Museum
8419 New York Rte 54,
Hammondsport, NY 14840.
(1-607-569-2160)

Website: http://glennhcurtissmuseum.org/

This thread will contain some photographs taken at the museum recently.

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At the turning from Route 54 stands a C-46 Commando airplane:


C-46 Commando-3852 by vcheng552000, on Flickr

Originally designed in 1937, a few are still in service.

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The museum itself is housed a simple industrial looking building:


Glenn Curtiss Museum-7430 by vcheng552000, on Flickr

...but it stands at a historic place where Glenn Curtiss earned the first pilot licence ever:


Glenn Curtiss Museum-7429 by vcheng552000, on Flickr

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The lobby has some early American history memorabilia:


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This is the man:


Glenn Curtiss Museum-7436 by vcheng552000, on Flickr

.. and his museum:


Glenn Curtiss Museum-7435 by vcheng552000, on Flickr

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Posted on October, 16 2012 06:42:56 PM

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There is a fabulous colleciton of airplane models (more later):


Glenn Curtiss Museum-7438 by vcheng552000, on Flickr


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Glenn Curtiss started as a maker of light and powerful engines, initially for motorcycles. The museum has a great collection of motorcycles, beginning with these two meticulously restored examples:

The Triumph X-75 Hurricane:


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The BSA A65 Thunderbolt:


Glenn Curtiss Museum-7441 by vcheng552000, on Flickr


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A Thomas mail-order engine similar to the one Glenn Curtiss started out with:


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Posted on October, 16 2012 07:13:45 PM

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Posted on October, 16 2012 07:19:57 PM

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Even as a motorcycle maker, Glenn Curtiss had ideas to harness the wind:


Glenn Curtiss Museum-7446 by vcheng552000, on Flickr


Glenn Curtiss Museum-7447 by vcheng552000, on Flickr

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