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The Hendee Manufacturing Company was founded in 1897 by George M. Hendee in Springfield, Massachusetts. Its industry was motorcycles (initially bicycles) and its headquarters remained in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1945, the company was sold to Ralph B. Rogers and was dissolved by 1953. The rights to the "Indian" brand was sold to Brockhouse Engineering, Ltd. in 1955 who manufactured "Royal Enfield" models branded as Indians until 1960. Between 1970 and 1977, Indian motorcycles were produced in Taiwan under ownership of Alan Newman.

In 1998, the Indian Motorcycle Company of America was formed, giving the Indian brand a fresh start.

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COMPANY NAMES

  • Hendee Manufacturing Company (1897-1923)
  • Indian Motorcycle Company (1923-1953)

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