Off we went to the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum. It is filled with bikes, cars, planes and much more. Let's start with the bikes and a bit of history from Wikipedia
"Glenn Hammond Curtiss (May 21, 1878 – July 23, 1930) was an American aviation pioneer and a founder of the U.S. aircraft industry. He began his career as a bicycle racer and builder before moving on to motorcycles. As early as 1904, he began to manufacture engines for airships."
"Curtiss began his career as a Western Union bicycle messenger, a bicycle racer, and bicycle shop owner. In 1901, he developed an interest in motorcycles when internal combustion engines became more available."
Headlights from the early days.
I love this side chair. Probably needed a seat belt:-)
"In 1902, Curtiss began manufacturing motorcycles with his own single-cylinder engines. His first motorcycle's carburetor was adapted from a tomato soup can containing a gauze screen to pull the gasoline up via capillary action. In 1903, he set a motorcycle land speed record at 64 miles per hour for one mile."
"In 1907, Curtiss set an unofficial world record of 136.36 miles per hour on a 40 horsepower V8-powered motorcycle of his own design and construction in Ormond Beach, FL."
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Another great day with the Road Scholars. There is so much to learn.
Happy travels everyone.