One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This old adage has never been more accurate than when describing a rare collection of motorcycle drawings from 1919 that were recently found in a trash bin.
Created in 1919 by William Henderson, a man considered by many to be America’s most impressive motorcycle designer, this rare collection of original drawings depict the design of a brand known as the Ace, which later became part of the Indian Motorcycle Co.
During the early years of the last century, many automotive and motorcycle manufacturing companies went out of business or were bought up by stronger ones. Henderson’s bikes had a reputation for being quality four-cylinder motorcycles which were then added to Schwinn’s Excelsior line after he sold his company to Ignatius Schwinn.
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