Marshall Earle Reid at Keuka Lake in his Curtiss seaplane circa 1912 Credit: Wikipedia
Gustave Maurice Heckscher in his Curtiss seaplane at 60 miles per hour circa 1912 Credit: Wikipedia
The pilot and a single passenger sat side-by-side in an open cockpit with dual control. Credit: Courtesy of Bonhams
One of the last known Curtiss MF Seagull Flying Boats is to be sold at auction Credit: Courtesy of Bonhams
Of over 150 MFs built, only four are known to survive in aviation museums in North America Credit: Courtesy of Bonhams
The Curtiss MF Seagull represents the era of flight, sailing, and engineering in one stunning piece of history Credit: Courtesy of Bonhams
Putting aside ugly flying cars, no one should fail to be moved by the gorgeous warm-colored wood, hammered copper trims and time-worn patina of this gorgeous piece of antiquity. One of the last known Curtiss MF Seagull Flying Boats is to be sold at auction on Tuesday April 13 at Bonhams in New York. Rich in history, this beautiful vintage sea plane was designed and created by engineer and aviator Glenn H. Curtiss, otherwise known as "the Father of Naval Aviation."
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