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Shell Motor Spirit Silver Trophy, Samuel Cody Archive

Shell Motor Spirit Silver Trophy, Samuel Cody Archive

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Shell Motor Spirit Silver Trophy, Samuel Cody Archive

EARLY AVIATION PIONEERS - THE SAMUEL CODY ARCHIVE: The Shell Motor Spirit Silver Trophy, 1912, by Mappin and Webb, hallmarked London 1912, with fine model of Cody?s Flyer, Type No. V, mounted on a stepped wooden plinth with two plaques, the first inscribed Presented To S. F. Cody by the distributors of ?Shell? Motor Spirit 1912, the other Did Three Command Flights Before H.M. King George V. Completed The Circuit Of Great Britain With All Marked Parts In 1911. Won The Two Empire British Michelin Trophies 1911. Won The International 1st & British 1st Prize In Military Competition Salisbury Plain 1912. Won The Cross Country Michelin Speed Competition 1912. Was Handed Over To The Royal Flying Corps For War Service Nov. 1912. After Having Covered 7000 Miles, with related letters from the British Petroleum Company Limited to Cody, one dated 7th Dec 12, and stating, ?...The silver model of your Biplane is finished, and is on view at Messrs. Mappin & Webb?s, Oxford Street, W?, the reverse with Cody?s reply drafted in pencil, together with further correspondence from British Petroleum, Mappin and Webb and The Grahame-White Aviation Company. A unique piece of aviation history. The trophy measures 13 inches high overall, with bespoke ebonised glazed display case. This most famous of Cody?s aeroplanes was handed over to the RFC and exhibited at the April 1913 Aero Show. Shortly afterwards it crashed whilst being flown by Lt. Rogers-Harrison, one of Cody?s best pupils. A replica was built by Cody and subsequently used by the RFC: this is now preserved in the Science Museum, London. Date: 1912

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