Look at this motor cycle!
Here’s another view from the blog, Object Lesson, where I first saw this amazing looking machine.
It was designed by O. Ray Courtney, who was born in 1895 in Indiana and died in 1982. He was a machinist and inventor and he designed this motorcycle in 1930 for the Henderson Motor Cycle Company, which was founded in Michigan in 1916.
The Henderson Motor Cycle Company went out of business shortly after this motorcycle, which cost about $300, was built because of the Depression.
There are some still around, restored by motorcycle enthusiasts.
It is a fantastic piece of streamline design, so popular in the 1930’s. Love it.