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    Default Interesting Cycle Screen Shot from Facebook Ironhead Sportster Garage Group

    Though obviously not a Sportster a member of the Ironhead Sportster Garage Facebook group wanted to share a score of what he said was a 1947 Indian Papoose (?) that he intends to preserve. Pretty cool looking little cycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihrescue View Post
    Though obviously not a Sportster a member of the Ironhead Sportster Garage Facebook group wanted to share a score of what he said was a 1947 Indian Papoose (?) that he intends to preserve. Pretty cool looking little cycle.

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    Mike Love
    The bike pictured is not an Indian Papoose, nor is it a Brockhouse Corgi built in Britain. (From which the Papoose was developed for the US market.) It is also not a Welbike (British WW2 paratroop scooter) which was the basis for the post-war Corgi and Papoose.
    It looks like a Cushman Eagle motorcycle, but there are lots of people who would know a lot more about that than I do.
    AFJ

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    AFJ - It does resemble a Cushman Eagle but possibly is even more compact a frame then the Cushman Eagle in regard to the engine space.

    Mike Love

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    I posted the photo to the Vintage Motorbike Groupon Facebook and have gotten some interesting comments. One member has a Brockhouse Corgi. Here is a photo one of his two Corgis.

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    He says that there was a custom hybrid Corgi/Papoose built for the Shriners in the late 40s. He believes the photo bike could have been a similar custom from 1947. Here is a photo of the Indian/Corgi custom. The pictured mini cycle he said does have Corgi fenders and wheel hubs and a MK 1 engine like the Corgis.

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    Similar frame and front headset with gooseneck as well as the low frame and parallel engine. He indicated the engine looks to be a 1947-48 MK 1 pre kickstart model.

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    He says the photo is possibly an early version

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