1952 Indian Scout 22- Three-Speed DIAL YOUR RIDE!

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1952 Indian Scout 22″

1952 Indian Scout

3 Speed

22″ Frame

26″ Wheels

I this Indian Scout America a few years ago and have riding it. Indian machines an almost mythological status motorcycle enthusiasts, so I’d always one. But rather than pay a figure sum for a motorized vintage I decided this unmotorized Scout was an extremely practical …not only much to buy and import, but also good

After WW2, bicycles in America were heavyweight machines that were not for long-distance commutes or touring. were essentially recreational But in Great Britain, saddled repaying war debts to America, were just about the form of transport available to the person.

Practicality was essential.

was a limited market in the USA for British As part of the debt repayment, became an important export for British cars, to some motorcycles, but particularly bicycles. Sales Corporation (Bicycle in Springfield, MA pulled out all the stops to their new ‘British’ bicycle Their Christmas 1951 explains the advantages of a British

An Indian 3-speed bike is the Christmas present anyone get. Beautifully made, 20 lighter than balloon-tired and fitted with the Sturmey 3-speed hub. No matter it’s uphill or down, the pedals easier and goes with less effort. the bike for you!

Extra too, with two-wheel

This bike is in good condition. I’ve enjoyed it.

New tyres and tubes were when it was serviced this Everything works fine. The and handlebars have good The paintwork is original and in good

It’s not generally known in 1948 one of the greatest American and motorcycle manufacturers attached its to a bicycle that was not only …but also British.

The Indian Princess was the ladies and the Indian Scout was the Gents.

And the bicycle manufacturer whose bicycles bathed in Indian’s glory?

…Yes, it’s a

Phillips were one of the top British exporters. Industry was nationalized the war, and that Phillips military bicycles. After in the national drive to repay war to the USA, the British bicycle had government assistance to help in the much-needed foreign exchange to our economy.

The Phillips bicycle in the ad above looks very to the Indian Scout. The ad below is 1949.

The Indian Scout is impressive. It also has the remains of the logo on the seat tube

The pedals are American.


Hendee Mfg Co, Springfield,

Early Indian motorcycles, as you can see in the review above, were with engines attached. models kept the motorcycle as in the 1916 ‘Indian Chief advertised below.

Indian Scout

Quoting the ad below, ‘Indian Motocycle throughout…’

The reason American were made to look scaled down motorcycles was sales suffered greatly the first bicycle boom around the turn of the century. manufacturers who remained in the bicycle were forced to cater for the market. The caption ‘Just Big Brother’s Motorcycle’ in the 1920 ad neatly summarizes the marketing that remained in force for the of the century.

Hendee Manufacturing was started in 1899 or 1901 to which source you read) by M. Hendee and Carl Oscar The company changed its name to the Motocycle Manufacturing Company in (note that’s Motocycle not ).

By the 1910s, it had become the world’s motorcycle manufacturer, so bicycle was outsourced to companies such as Sewing Machine Co (who made Harley Davidsons). The Scout motorcycle, whose this bicycle shares, was in 1920, with a 596cc

The 1928 Scout 101 was the most version (1928 ad below)

In Indian merged with Motors. Scouts saw plenty of in WW2, but the model was discontinued after the war. I’m not quite what happened after the folded. According to http://www.harleymate.com :

‘In a group headed by Ralph B. purchased a controlling interest of the On November 1, 1945, duPont turned the operations of Indian to Rogers. Under Rogers’ Indian discontinued the Scout and to manufacture lightweight motorcycles as the 149 Arrow, the Super Scout both introduced in 1949, and the 250 introduced in 1950.

These bikes suffered poor quality and a lack of Production of traditional Indians was limited in 1949, and no 1949 are known to exist.

Manufacture of all was halted in 1953. Brockhouse and Royal Enfield bikes imported from England and and sold as Indians through the of the 1950s. After this the name passed to the company imported Matchless motorcycles the US, however it did not attach the name to any and it went into liquidation in

However, other sources that the Indian Matchless were imported from an date, around 1952-1954. As you can the ad below is from 1952.

The job that needs doing on bike is that the Wrights needs a few stitches at the rear.

The Scout was manufactured between and 1952. I’ve based the age of one on the fact that the Sturmey three speed hub is dated below.

Though the Men’s the Indian Scout . was current 1948 and 1952, I believe the version, the Indian Princess beyond 1952: I’ve various advertised for sale as and 1954 and they are quite in the USA.

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