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    Default 1916 Emblem Big Twin, new find

    hi folks
    recently discovered in a household clean out and short of all tinware. Of course it would be great to find the missing bits magically in someones loft but right now i'd love to touch base with anyone who has a similar machine so i can get some photographs etc.
    I suspect guards were off the shelf items and commone to tohers, the brochure i have shows they're very similar to 18/19 henderson and all the ACE fours, with the exception of bracketry.....
    Alll help appreciated.
    Thanks
    Graeme
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    Awesome Graeme, I really like those Emblems - good luck!

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    still no joy in finding other owners as yet, someone must know someone i can track one through please

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    ran across this while researching old info from my computer

    emblem ad.jpg

    aka HAWG
    1914 EXCELSIOR BELT DRIVE SINGLE
    1914 excelsior belt drive single carcuss
    1940 indian chief military
    1965 sportster xlch
    1969 sportster xlch bobber
    1971 bsa A65 chopper
    1969 harley ss350 sprint
    1960 harley topper
    1963 harley topper
    H model whizzer on cheiftain bicycle
    H model whizzer on schwinn bicycle
    1949 harley model 125 bobber project
    1959 harley model 165
    1960 harley super 10
    1974 indian 70cc dirt bike
    EXCELSIOR - ALWAYS MAKES GOOD

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    Quote Originally Posted by aka HAWG View Post
    ran across this while researching old info from my computer

    emblem ad.jpg

    aka HAWG
    Thanks HAWG for that. Here's the conundrum I have. Here's a 1916 brochure for the emblem. Prior to this they had the American Stamping Company guards on them, pretty well generic to most other bikes built in the area at the time. Now these guards are considerably differnt, very much like 1918-19 henderson and all the ACE fours, BUT did they ever go into production like this?
    I'd like to find early piccies or a bike of the time to confirm whether the brochure is actually what they were like.
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    this ones a little earlier

    emblem.jpg

    not sure of years

    emblem pix 2.jpgemblem pix 1.jpg

    aka hawg
    1914 EXCELSIOR BELT DRIVE SINGLE
    1914 excelsior belt drive single carcuss
    1940 indian chief military
    1965 sportster xlch
    1969 sportster xlch bobber
    1971 bsa A65 chopper
    1969 harley ss350 sprint
    1960 harley topper
    1963 harley topper
    H model whizzer on cheiftain bicycle
    H model whizzer on schwinn bicycle
    1949 harley model 125 bobber project
    1959 harley model 165
    1960 harley super 10
    1974 indian 70cc dirt bike
    EXCELSIOR - ALWAYS MAKES GOOD

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    1914 EXCELSIOR BELT DRIVE SINGLE
    1914 excelsior belt drive single carcuss
    1940 indian chief military
    1965 sportster xlch
    1969 sportster xlch bobber
    1971 bsa A65 chopper
    1969 harley ss350 sprint
    1960 harley topper
    1963 harley topper
    H model whizzer on cheiftain bicycle
    H model whizzer on schwinn bicycle
    1949 harley model 125 bobber project
    1959 harley model 165
    1960 harley super 10
    1974 indian 70cc dirt bike
    EXCELSIOR - ALWAYS MAKES GOOD

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    That's one weird picture with those two guys on the side saddles. I wonder if the third guy sat in the middle and it was a threesome? Hell, they can all get married now. according to CNN, it's a beautiful thing! Bob L

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Luland View Post
    That's one weird picture with those two guys on the side saddles. I wonder if the third guy sat in the middle and it was a threesome? Hell, they can all get married now. according to CNN, it's a beautiful thing! Bob L

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    That photo states there was offspring! By the age of the bike? A heterosexual family unit! Bob L

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