Yearly Archives: 2011

Harry Harkness On His Record Trip From Boston To New York Slashed by Two Complete Hours on Monday

HARKNESS THE LATEST Record Between Boston and New York Slashed by Two Complete Hours on Monday – Motor Age Chicago New York, June 1904 21—Harry S. Harkness, of this city, who has won fame as a track racer and as … Continue reading

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WHEN the big Mercedes car ran away

Harry S. Harkness WHEN the big Mercedes car ran away from everything at the Brighton Beach track two weeks ago, the question on everybody’s lips was “Who’s Harkness?” That he was a chauffeur of undeniable nerve and skill, everyone who … Continue reading

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Another Unique Schmieg Hungate Kotzian-bodied Steinway Piano which George Gershwin played

The house was a unique collaboration between a great architect, a great industrial and interior designer, a great lighting designer, a great landscape architect, and enlightened and wealthy owners. Today, it retains most of its original Donald Deskey-designed furnishings. Among … Continue reading

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Steinway & Mercedes: What is the Connection?

One of the more intriguing chapters in Steinway history involves the company’s brief foray into the auto industry.  In 1888, when William Steinway was traveling in Europe, he chanced to hear that Gottlieb Daimler of Cannstatt, Germany was experimenting with … Continue reading

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About Schmieg Hungate Kotzian

      Schmieg&Kotzian Also known as Schmieg Hungate Kotzian, this company was founded in London in 1908 when Karl Schmieg and Henri Kotzian met as apprentices to prominent London furniture manufacturers. They decided to become partners, and moved to … Continue reading

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USS Wakiva (SP-160), 1917-1918.

Return to Naval Historical Center home page. Return to Online Library listing   DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY — NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER 805 KIDDER BREESE SE — WASHINGTON NAVY YARD WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060  Online Library of Selected Images: – U.S. NAVY … Continue reading

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GUY AXWORTHY IS SOLD FOR $20,000; Harry S. Harkness Buys Noted Sire at Old Glory Auction — Big Price for Weanling.

The feature of the Old Glory horse sale in Madison Square Garden yesterday was the dispersal of the late Jacob Ruppert’s Hudson River stock farm at Poughkeepsie. This was a combination of stock farm and racing stable. Guy Axworthy, sire … Continue reading

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RETROACTIVELY AWARDED AAA TITLES AMERICAN CAR RACING HARRY HARKNESS 1902

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HARRY BEATS STANLEY STEAMER IN THE GREAT RACE ” THE CLIMB TO THE CLOUDS” IN THE FIRST RACE ON MOUNT WASHINGTON

H   I   S   T   O   R   Y    Stanley Steamer   THE HISTORIC STANLEY ~ OUT OF STEAM! F.E. Stanley at the tiller of his 1903 Stanley. When most people think of the Stanley Steamer, they picture a huge, hulking hot water heater on wheels. In reality, … Continue reading

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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY–NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER

Return to DANFS IndexReturn to Naval Historical Center homepage DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY — NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER 805 KIDDER BREESE SE — WASHINGTON NAVY YARD WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060 Wakiva II   (Yacht: t. 853 (gross) ; l. 239’6″; b. 30’6″; … Continue reading

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