The Schneider Trophy, 1913.

Made:
1911-1912 in France
designer:
Ernest Gabard

Schneider trophy, 1913, plus wooden plinth c. 1931.

Schneider trophy, 1913, plus plinth c. 1931. This trophy, which is formally known as the Jacques Schneider Air Racing trophy for Hydro-aeroplanes, was offered in 1913 to encourage the development of marine aviation by the Jacques Scheider armaments works. The trophy, designed by E Gabard, is a silver plated casting mounted on a marble base showing the Spirit of Flight kissing the waves. It became the outright property of the Royal Aero Club after a third British win in 1931. In 1977 the trophy was donated to the Science Museum, London.

Details

Category:
Aeronautics
Object Number:
1977-398
Materials:
marble, silver and wood
type:
marine environments
credit:
United Service & Royal Aero Club