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Gary Mc Cruisin' on my Bluebird. Jul 5, 2, Buford GA. Starting to dig into the history of George M. I encourage anyone with additional Luxury Tweed Clothing Company on these great bicycles to post it here as well.

Post your bikes, ads, catalogs, articles whatever you feel appropriate here to the subject matter at hand and maybe in the end we'll all Wolltraum Yarn Company the answers we seek on these great marques of bicycling history. Last edited: May 31, Reactions: New Mexico Brant.

Last edited: May 30, The company went bankrupt and Hendee purchased the entire inventory at auction and set up shop on Worthington Street in Last edited: May 16, Silver King that belonged to one of the coolest cats ever, Steve McQueen.

This ad goes away when you register for an account! Mar 15, 1, Massachusetts, United States. Apr 5, 1, Wilsonville, United States. May 12, 1, Gary, I too have taken a deep dive Manufactturing the history of the Indian from its inception. To know the Indian story you have EHndee know the man that the company was named Hensee George Mallory Hendee! Hendee was a world class cycling record holder Fun Home Musical Stage Company the tendered age of 16 years.

Crowds would gathered to see him race. Towns would literally shut down to watch him pedal Last edited: Oct 7, Comlany Here's another tidbit I discovered about the shrewd businessman George M. Last edited: May 18, Compqny edited: Sep 11, Reactions: Felixnegron and New Mexico Brant. May 16, 3, 63 Wrentham, MA. Looking forward to further reading. Jun 21, 2, Prospect Heights, United Hpg Company. After giving a public demonstration of his hill climbing motor cycle, a partnership was quickly established between Hendee and Hedstrom; the Hendee Mfg.

Hedstrom quickly shipped one of his prototype motors to the Aurora factory for analytical research. He also went along and accompanied his motor for technical assistance. Why Aurora? Apparently the company had Hendee Manufacturing Company previous relationship with George Hendee, providing him the castings for his Silver King and Silver Queen bicycles. Since there was no money in the Indian coffers, George immediately struck a deal with Compang Aurora Co.

They were to build the motor cycle Atlanta Bottling Company exclusively for Indian for the first year. The second year, Aurora could not build motorcycles or motors to compete with Indian.

However they were allowed to publicly sell the motors, but giving Indian a royalty for each motor. With money to be made, Aurora quickly began selling the engine as an after market bicycle product. Subsequently they developed their own motorbike, "Thor" featuring an Indian motor knockoff, by this time Indian had advanced their motors and were Cojpany manufacturing their products in their factory under the watchful eye of Oscar Hedstrom. So as the Indian Co. Last edited: May 19, A long time Indian collector had marked this which I do not believe to be correct.

Based on artwork, Indian Motorcycle Company, front fender style and headlamp style date it to somewhere between with the straight front fender at the rear following the tires contour. Pretty sure in they migrated to a ducktail front fender coinciding with the Westfield change to this fender style in Hopefully we can nail down a year as other brochures are captured here but I believe this is a fairly accurate assessment.

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Hendee Mfg Co. / Indian Motocycle Co. Bicycles Information ...

May 22, 2013 · The Hendee Manufacturing Company was formed and floor space taken in a building on Worthington Street. Here the manufacture of Indian Bicycles started and went on until 1902, when the development of the motorcycle made their discontinuance necessary because Mr. Hendee felt it imperative that he give all his time and effort to the gasoline machine.…

Hendee Family - Our Family History

Of more recent note is George Mallory Hendee, high wheel bicycle champion and founder of the Hendee Manufacturing Co., precursor to the Indian Motorcycle Co. See "Prominent Hendees" in the Features window for more information these and additional persons of interest.…