Curtiss Type E

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Curtiss Type E

Postby schneiderman » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:43 am

William Thaw was registered as the US second entrant for the 1914 Schneider Trophy contest although he did not actually participate on the day. Some sources suggest that he actually got as far as taking his Curtiss E flying boat to Monaco before deciding to purchase a Deperdussin in which to compete, but I am sceptical about this. Does anyone have any evidence that his Curtiss was ever present there? I can find no photographs to confirm this and neither Flight nor Aeroplane mention it.

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Re: Curtiss Type E

Postby schneiderman » Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:18 pm

Just for the record I can now answer my own question. Yes, Thaw did bring his Curtiss to Monaco but it wasn't an E boat but an earlier single float seaplane, of the navy A-1 type.
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