Yearly Archives: 2011

Naval Historical Records Harry in experiments in connection with use of wireless from aeroplanes

                                   DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY — NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER 805 KIDDER BREESE SE — WASHINGTON NAVY YARD WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060 Naval Aviation Chronology 1898-1916 10–Acting Secretary of the Navy Beekman Winthrop directed the Point Loma, Calif., Wireless Station to … Continue reading

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Picture of Harry holding Package in airplane

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Harry’s Antoinette Type VII Monoplane

  © 1998-2003 Carroll Gray All Rights To This Web Domain And Web Site And Contents Thereof Are Reserved  The ANTOINETTE MONOPLANE          The Antoinette Type VII Monoplane  The Antoinette Type VII Monoplane has been considered by … Continue reading

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Harry Harkness made history by flying twenty-one miles to the Mexican border 1911

Page 32-33. The two Harkness Antoinette monoplanes shared North Island in 1911 with the Curtiss machines. On February 7, Harry Harkness made history by flying twenty-one miles to the Mexican border.

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Harry S. Harkness first Army message delivered by Airplane

By Captain Bernard L. Brookes Top: Miracle of Flight! The Santos Dumont biplane (box kite) of 1906. Center: This Curtiss biplane of 1909 won the First Gordon Bennett International Race at a speed of 48 miles per hour! Bottom: A … Continue reading

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Mount Washington Hillclimb Auto Race, one of the oldest auto races in the country

The Mount Washington Hillclimb Auto Race, also known as the Climb to the Clouds, is a timed hillclimb auto race up the Mount Washington Auto Road to the summit of Mount Washington in New Hampshire.[1] It is one of the … Continue reading

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Harry S. Harkness, a son of the late L.V. Harkness of the Standard Oil Company, has filed a suit in the United States Court of Claims,

H.S.HARKNESS SUES NATION FOR YACHT; Questions Appraised Valuation of the Wakiva II., Which Was Taken for Patrol Service. ASKS COURT FOR $401,250 Demands Judgment, with Interest, and Says Price of $265,000 Fixed by President Is Unsatisfactory.

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Harkness Yachting

Wakiva (II) (American Steam Yacht, 1907) Photographed prior to World War I. Built by Ramsey & Ferguson of Leith, Scotland, in 1907, this yacht was acquired by the Navy from her owner, H.S. Harkness of New York City, on 20 … Continue reading

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Three New Delage for Speedways – Harry Harkness Now Has Lyons Grand Prix Racing Cars

Three New Delage for Speedways Harry Harkness Now Has Lyons Grand Prix Racing Cars New York City, March 13—Harry S. Harkness will compete this coming season on the speedways with the three Delage cars which were driven by Duray, Bablot and Guyot in the French Grand Prix at Lyons in 1914. … Continue reading

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Harkness Steinway Grand Piano – Originated from the Old Steinway Building in New York

Harry S. Harkness ordered a model B Steinway grand piano from the Steinway Hall in New York.  This is from the Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views

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