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Curtiss

[kur-tis]
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  1. Glenn Hammond,1878–1930, U.S. inventor: pioneer in the field of aviation.
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  • Curtiss—8-cylinder, water-cooled; 60 horse power; weight 300 pounds.

    Flying Machines

    W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell

  • Curtiss, in 1900, was—like the Wrights—the owner of a small bicycle shop.

    The Age of Invention

    Holland Thompson

  • He didn't need any whizz plane then to beat the Curtiss record.

    Torchy

    Sewell Ford

  • It is a tiny Curtiss triplane, the span of whose wings is only 25 feet.

    The Romance of Aircraft

    Lawrence Yard Smith

  • The famous Curtiss, Anzani, Renault, and others are all engines of this type.