Title: Indian Motorcycles Since 1901 Tin Sign Format: Tin Sign view MORE Tin Signs
Tin Signs are newly made metal posters that are often distressed to look vintage. They have small holes for easy hanging. Size: 12.5 x 16 inches (32 x 41 cms) SKU: 2005453
Details: This is a brand new tin sign. The text reads 'America's First Motorcycle Company.'
Indian motorcycles were manufactured from 1901 to 1953 by a company in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, initially known as the Hendee Manufacturing Company but which was renamed the Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Company [sic] in 1928. The Indian factory team took the first three places in the 1911 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy. During the 1910s Indian became the largest manufacturer of motorcycles in the world. Indian's most popular models were the Scout, made from 1920 to 1946, and the Chief, made from 1922 to 1953. The Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Company went bankrupt in 1953. A number of successor organizations have perpetuated the name in subsequent years, including the current company which has been manufacturing Indian motorcycles since 2006.