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

Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by Gary Mc, May 16, 2013.

  1. #141 Posted Aug 6, 2016

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    Here's a '37 -
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  2. #142 Posted Aug 6, 2016

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  3. #143 Posted Aug 14, 2016

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  4. #144 Posted Aug 15, 2016

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    I've read the previous posts concerning this badge. My thought are that this was the first badge used on the early bicycles prior to the introduction of the motorcycles and probably only about two or three years--1899-1900 with maybe a year either side. Dangerous, I know, but I'm assuming there are no known 1898-9//1900-04 Indian bicycles? If so I'd like to see some pics. I would also be interested in seeing any lit of the transitional period of the single tube (28" tire) to balloon tire bikes ca. 1934. Based on the bike above (1937) I'm guessing this badge was used pretty much up until 1941. Not that I've really looked but I haven't seen much lit past '28. Were the bikes of the 30's carried in the regular motorcycle literature or was their stand alone advertisement/dealer lit for these? V/r Shawn
     
  5. #145 Posted Mar 10, 2017

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    1900 Indian ( Hendee ) Bicycle ads... From the Bicycling World

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  6. #146 Posted Sep 27, 2017

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  7. #147 Posted Sep 28, 2017

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    My 1901 Hendee INDIAN Special Racer ... 24'' Wheel.

    The 1901 catalog does not show any machine other
    than those in 28''- wheel size. May have been a special
    build. Note the 2-plate fork ... the paint ''fishtail'' feature
    at the bottom of the fork blades is not visible in these
    fotos ... but is visible when viewed in person.


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  8. #148 Posted Sep 28, 2017

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  9. #149 Posted Sep 28, 2017

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  10. #150 Posted Oct 26, 2017

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  11. #151 Posted Oct 27, 2017

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  12. #152 Posted Nov 7, 2017

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    Here's one of my indians i sold to a friend of mine who restored it.

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  13. #153 Posted Nov 25, 2017

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    Very much enjoyed this thread on early Indian bicycle history, added these pages from 1902 Indian Cycle Catalog. This is the first to include an Indian Motocycle. Note, the picture of the motocycle is the prototype, the production units had several changes, most noticable is the proto had this very small fuel tank which has no Indian logo.
     
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  15. #155 Posted Nov 25, 2017

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    Thanks Ken, you just helped closed another gap of the Indian bicycle history with this 1902 catalog addition. It's interesting to see that Hendee had introduced a few of the iconic Indian features in 1902; its frame design and the chainring. Also note; all models were painted black with the exception of the "RED INDIAN" which came in two additional colors; royal blue and vermillion (the Indian Red). These all sported the opened cut-out Indian badge. One last thing, you make mention the motorcycle featured in this catalog is possibly a prototype? Respectfully, Hendee Motorcycles had been established and were in full production by 1902...read their manifesto (your 3rd attachment)" Facts Worth Mentioning" #7.

    By 1904 Hendee had stopped manufacturing bicycles all together and had placed a great importance on producing the best motocycle, as evident in the introduction of the Indian 1916 bicycle catalog.
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    It looks like you misunderstood my note, yes the motocycles started production in 1902, I just wanted to let everyone know that the image used in the first catalog is not of the production model, it is actually the pre production prototype which Hedstrom fabricated.
     
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  18. #158 Posted Nov 26, 2017

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  19. #159 Posted Nov 27, 2017

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    I'd like to know what year this is from. My guess is from 1898?-1904. A lot of people get confused with the 1916- on bikes based on the badge. Some still think if it says "Hendee" on the badge then it was made by Hendee when, in fact, all of these bikes were made by Westfield for Hendee. V/r Shawn
     
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  20. #160 Posted Nov 27, 2017

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    Apologies - I have been all over the place lately with rim research and I grabbed this without dating it. But - most of my research has been within the date range you are talking about. I'll still try and backtrack to see if I can find this in my history - but off the top of my head, I just cannot remember. I grab things sometimes while doing other research that I think is interesting.