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Posted 6 years ago

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Indian Motorcycles....1901-1953. The "Indian Motocycle Co." was originally founded as the Hendee Manufacturing Company by George M. Hendee in 1897 to manufacture bicycles. In 1901, a prototype and two production units of the diamond framed Indian Single were successfully designed, built and tested. The first Indian motorcycles, featuring chain drives and streamlined styling, were sold to the public in 1902. In 1903, Indian's co-founder and chief engineer Oscar Hedström set the world motorcycle speed record (56 mph). Highly sought after Indians are still on the road today.


  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
    Tony , these were use on the big twins in 1953
  2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 6 years ago
    Just for reference ,here's a link:
  3. chinablue chinablue, 6 years ago
    This emblem came off my dad's 48 Indian chief. This type was used from '47-'53. The paint that is left on it is the color of his motorcycle..I think it was called "Prairie Green". He called it the "Green Angel. We'll have to post a picture of it sometime! :-)
  4. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 6 years ago
    this appers to be the same emblem on my dads 1946 chief. Be sure to package it good before you ship it! LOL
  5. jimborasco jimborasco, 6 years ago
    That Green Angel was super cherry. SWEEEET!
  6. jimborasco jimborasco, 6 years ago
    Thanks mikie....and officialfuel and kerry and trunkman
  7. pw-collector pw-collector, 6 years ago
    I have a photo somewhere of my uncle on his Indian with sidecar. I wish it was sell around.
  8. jimborasco jimborasco, 6 years ago
    Thank you Dave. Man, you sure could turn some heads when the people heard that ROAR!!
  9. NicksCrustyStuff NicksCrustyStuff, 6 years ago
    Nice! Looks like a tank emblem from about a 1948 Chief/Roadmaster, give or take a couple years.
  10. jimborasco jimborasco, 6 years ago
    Thanks for checking the emblem out....Vontrike and NicksCrustyStuff
  11. jimborasco jimborasco, 6 years ago
    NicksCrustyStuff....Look at chinablue's post on this emblem...This emblem came off her Dad's 1948 Indian Chief. Thanks for stopping by.
  12. jimborasco jimborasco, 5 years ago
    nsvmom...remember this?

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