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Title Indian 45-640 Military Model
Object ID CVHM-2004.132
Description The Indian 640 was the initial machine supplied to the US Army for review in the early days of WWII. It was a mixture of components already utilized on Indian’s Junior and Sport Scout models, and the transmission gearbox was like that of the standard Chief. Also included on the Military were heavy duty rear racks for carrying saddlebags, military blackout lights, and to deal with dusty terrain, an Oakes oil-bath airfilter. The leather saddlebags on this cycle are not original but the windshield and leg wind guards appear to be. This cycle once belonged to the late Thomas Bresnahan, a local and avid Indian collector and restorer.
Artist Indian Motocycle Company, Springfield, MA
Date 1942
Dimensions H-5 W-3 L-8 feet
Credit line Purchased from Mr. Thomas Bresnahan
On Exhibit Yes, Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History