Silver Queen instructions from 100+ years ago

The Silver Queen name was used both in England and America. George M. Hendee was a cycle racing champion; on retirement from racing, he started the Hendee & Nelson Mfg Co at 478 Main St, Springfield, Mass, building safety bicycles using the name Silver King for his men’s range and Silver Queen for women. After bankruptcy, he bought the inventory and started again using the name Hendee Mfg Co. This time his bicycles used the name Indian. By 1912, Hendee Mfg Co was the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer. Hendee subsequently licensed the Monark Cycle Co of Chicago to use the name Silver King, which became one of America’s most innovative models in the 1930s.


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