INDIAN PARTS, the nice stuff

The idea is that if I put the parts up on my website in a special section, I'll have to come up with prices.




TOMAHAWK 1948 DEALER CONVENTION, Original - Tomahawk - $1000, one only. My favorite piece.

From a 1948 Indian Dealer Convention, in Washington, DC, top right photo. Herb Reiber was the Indian dealer, there. The St. Louis Dealer Convention, bottom photo.

I got this from Mort Wood in a literature trade in the 90's. My favorite Indian collectable.

Autographs include: Herb Reiber, Stu Dayhoff - Baltimore, Walt Durham - racer in late 40's, Clem Murdoch - PA racer, Mil Dayhoff is Stu's mom, Ralph Rogers Indian president, Ted Edwards - racer and Atlanta dealer, Ed Kauffman Indian VP. Plus more, all in pencil.




DE LUXE WHITE COVERALLS, Original - 162024 - $400, one only

From the 1940,'48, and '51 Indian Accessory Catalogs. Indian dealers could custom order these with additional writing. Normally they came with the large Indian logo on the back and a small version over the front, left pocket.

These were for racing mechanics to put over their street clothes.

"White herringbone twill. Has 6 big pockets." Has a long zipper in front. No size tag, looks like it would fit a racer from the 1940's.




INDIAN HEATHER YARN SHIRT, Original - 162140 - $75, one only

From the 1953 Indian Accessory Catalog. Introduced in 1952 as a "famous gray heather yarn shirt". Cotton. Size "M" which looks like a small to me.

The Indian design on the breast can be seen as far back as in the 1940 Accessory catalog and later T-shirts.

Champion Brand Sportswear has been around a long time. Champion introduced the "Hoodie" in the 1930's.




INDIAN RACING JERSEY, reproduction - 100890 - $250, one only

From the 1940 Indian Accessory Catalog, page 4. 100% Japanese Marino Wool made in Hong Kong. Exact copy of an original sweater.

One of a very limited production. PA, a NYC garment industry executive, Indian collector and a great guy, had his collection reproduced in the 90's.

Pull over with button snaps at the neck. Even though the label shows the size as XL, it is too small for me. I think it is more like a Large. The letters are sewed onto the sweater.




INDIAN "PACEMAKER" SWEATER, reproduction - 100910R - $250, one only

From the 1951 Indian Accessory Catalog, page 2. 100% Japanese Marino Wool made in Macau. Exact copy of an original sweater.

One of a very limited production. PA, a NYC garment industry executive, Indian collector and a great guy, had his collection reproduced in the 90's.

Pull over with 8" zipper at the neck. The label shows the size as "L", it is too small for me, so it probably is a Large. The letters are sewed onto the sweater.




INDIAN "PACEMAKER" SWEATER, reproduction - 100910EB - $250, one only

From the 1951 Indian Accessory Catalog, page 2. 100% Japanese Marino Wool made in Macau. Exact copy of an original sweater.

Indian Racer Ernie Beckman, member of the Indian Racing "wrecking crew" was the last Indian rider to win an AMA Grand National race in 1953.

This sweater is one of a very limited production. PA, a NYC garment industry executive, Indian collector and a great guy, had his collection reproduced in the 90's.

Pull over with 8" zipper at the neck. The label shows the size as "L", it is too small for me, so it probably is a Large. The letters are sewed onto the sweater.




INDIAN RACING SWEATER, reproduction - 162027 - $100, one only

From the 1948 and 1951 Indian Accessory Catalogs. Originals were 100% wool, these are an acrylic/cotton blend.

One of a very limited production. PA, a NYC garment industry executive, Indian collector and a great guy, had his collection reproduced in the 90's.

The label shows the size as "XL", it is too small for me, so it probably is a Large. White felt Indian script stitched accross the front.




ST. CHRISTOPHER MEDAL for MOTORCYCLIST, Original - 101123 - $125, one each only.

1" medal with oxodized finish. Curved to fit around handlebars with mounting clip. I made and sold hundreds of these in sterling silver. This is the real one I used as a pattern.




INDIAN RIDERS BELT BUCKLE, Original - 161035 - $400, one each only.

For a 1 1/4" belt. Originally webbing. From the 1940 Accessory catalog: "Gold finished buckle with Laughing Indian Head worked into relief and the word INDIAN set off in a panel with red background enamel setting". Stamped on the back: ROBBINS, Attleboro, Mass.

This is the only belt buckle style that I have seen with the word "INDIAN" on it. There was a 1938 version that was gold plated and no red enamel.




ROADMASTER PIN, red, Original - 161017A - $35.

1" pin with red enamel finish.




ROADMASTER TIE CLIP, blue, Original - 161004 - $65, one each only.

1" pin with blue finish.




INDIAN WING PIN, Original - 100849 - $125, one each only.

2" pin with pin back. Indian supplied these for many years. Classic design. I reproduced these in sterling silver.




CHAIN TIE CLIP with INDIAN HEAD DANGLE, Original - 101471 - $50, one each only, No price yet.

Attached to original card. Same Indian Head design, smaller, as on the Wing Pin.




MOHAWK TRAIL TIE CLIP , Original - Mohawk Trail - $25, one each only.

Same Indian Head design, smaller, as on the Wing Pin. I'm sure these were made by ROBBINS in Attleboro, Mass. Robbins supplied almost all of Indians smaller decorative items. Shift Knob 183001 is most famous.




INDIAN TOUCH-UP LACQUER, Indian Red, Original - 163072 - $50, one each only.

Red paint has leaked out from the cap. You can see it in the photo. Display only. No doubt that this is the "real Indian Red".




AIRHORN, steel, Original - 100901 - $400, one only

Bare AirHorn, cast steel, has retaining clip still installed. Four, Chief, Sport Scout, 1936-1938.

I've had this over 40 years, it's a real one. Note serifs inside the D and A. Reproductions don't have those. My steel reproductions had serifs but I didn't make but a few. Too hard. Overall length: 5.6".




AIRHORN, aluminum, Original - 100901 - $000, one only

Bare AirHorn, aluminum, has same part number as the 1936-38 cast steel versions. Four, Chief, Sport Scout, 1935 only.

I've had this over 40 years, it's a real one. Note serifs inside the D and A. About 0.030" thinner than the cast steel version. Overall length: 5.625".




561006 INDIAN "VANGUARD" DRIVING SPOTLITES ASSEMBLY, Original - $1000, one set only

Shown on page 11 of the 1948 Indian Accessories Catalog. Embossed Indian Script on the back of each light. Toggle switches on each.

Mounted on a Spotlite bar with 3 1/2" forward extension arms. Bar has closed ends. I'm sure it is original but I can't find it in period literature. Easily damaged lights from falling over, I've never seen another set.




INDIAN MOTORCYCLES DEALER SIGN, Original - $000, one only

Sign is 48" X 24". Includes original top mounting frame made of angle iron with clamps.

Sun baked on one side. Sheet metal is straight. Came from a small town Indian Dealer in Kansas (I don't know which).

It's a pre-1949 sign. Design probably goes back to the 1930's.




OIL CAN SIGN, Original - $000, one only

Sign is 13 1/4" X 9 1/4". Shows multi-colored, 1938-1947 Indian Oil Can, 1 quart.

Designed to sit on top of counter. These were beautifully reproduced in the 1980's by the same company that made the original ones for Indian. This was their pattern. Reproductions have no company name on the back.




INDIAN MOTORCYCLES DEALER SIGN, Original - $400, SOLD, Eric. Call me, your email does not work. 05/06/2024

Sign is 14" X 20". Offered in early 1949 to Indian Dealers as part of a Sign Kit offer by the factory.

Designed to mount against the wall or any flat surface. This one's not "flat" but displays well.

According to advertisement:"Kick-plate" style in heavy steel with lustrous baked on colors that stand up to all kinds of weather.




FORK SHIELD ASSEMBLY, Original + reproduction - 781015 Assembly - $250, one only

524015 Aztec Badge and 160007 Roadmaster Emblem are NOS, originals. I've had these for decades.

781015 Fork Shield is a unused part made by Starklite Cycle. Chief, 1952-1953.




INDIAN "RANCHO" BELT and BUCKLE, New Old Stock, Original - 161013 - $300, one only.

1948 Accessory Catalog page 9. Size 32. 1" leather belt with western style nickel-silver buckle set.

I reproduced the buckle set in sterling silver.




PERSONA INITIAL FRAME, NOS Original - 160053 - $150, one each only.

It's all there in the original box with packaging. I got this years ago from Indian Motorcycle Supply. 1951 Access Catalog page 10.




INDIAN EMBLEMS, Original - pre-war Patch and 161006 - $100, one each only.

Pre-war Patch 8" long. Seen in period literature. 161006 Indian Wing Design, 7" long. 1948 Access Catalog page 19.




HENDEE HEADSTOCK BADGE, Original - Hendee - $300, one each only.

Pre-WW1, around 1908. A small piece missing. It was flattened, originally was curved to fit headstock. Looks to be brass. Hendee Mfg. Co., Springfield, Mass USA.




REFLECTO NAME PLATE, Original - 161023 - $100, one each only.

Fragile. Paint/reflective media is flaking. Plastic bag. I used this as a pattern for my reproductions. Aluminum with plain back.

The Indian script in advertisements was different from the finished part. I copied both. These are rare.




VERTICAL INDIAN PATHFINDER FENDER TIP, front, New Old Stock, Original - 1,160004 - $000, one only. No price yet.

Chrome plated brass stamping with mounting studs. I've had this forever. ALL 1949-1952 Verticals.