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Posted 2 years ago

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scottvez
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Anyone know the model or year on this early Indian motorcycle?

Side marked with "Indian, Hendee Mfg. Co., Springfield Mass."

The image is an AZO photo postcard that dates from about 1905- 1918.

It looks like the owner had a minor accident-- the side shows some scrapes and a large dent near the back.

Reproduction of this image in any form is not authorized.

Thanks.

scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking official-- I have several other early motorcycle images posted on CW.

    scott
  2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    This is styled 1909-1912
  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks kerry, I appreciate your input. I saw a picture of one from 1909 that looked very similar.

    Thanks for looking.

    scott
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking walksoftly.

    scott
  5. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    Hi Scott cool photo. Where/how do you display your vast photo collection?
  6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks amber.

    I don't display my collection-- most are kept boxed.

    I use this site to display a few of the images from my collection!

    scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks tom.

    scott
  8. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking bratjdd.

    scott
  9. NicksCrustyStuff NicksCrustyStuff, 2 years ago
    Nice photo Scott!
    Indian's first year for their V-twin was 1907, but this loop frame was first used by Indian in 1909. In 1913 rear suspension was used. I'd also put it in the '09-'12 range, probably 1909 due to the tank graphic style & no front suspension.
    Thanks for showing your photo!
  10. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking and narrowing down the year nick!

    scott
  11. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking marc!

    scott
  12. cycles-past cycles-past, 1 year ago
    THOR made all Indian motors until 1908,then Indian Manufactured theirown motors in Springfiled MA,....
  13. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting cycles.

    scott
  14. cycles-past cycles-past, 1 year ago
    I will check my records,I am pretty sure I know the year of the bike but want to double check before i post it
  15. cycles-past cycles-past, 1 year ago
    Its a 1909 ,..Also 1913 was last year of Indian's Pedal start bikes
  16. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for the confirmation cycles.

    scott
  17. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks buss and cultcha.

    scott
  18. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks musik.

    scott

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