Indian 101 Scout metal wall sign
Flathead | sidevalve | 610cc | 740cc | 3-speed transmission | 1928 - 1931 | 42-degree V-twin
Size: 300mm x 400mm
Instructions for use:
1. Remove carefully from the packaging.
2. Inspect the sign and feel pleased that you bought it.
3. Find a suitable spot on a suitable wall or door.
4. Position the sign thoughtfully using strips of masking tape if necessary.
5. Carefully mount the sign with nails or screws taking utmost care not to damage any part of the design (Tip: Use fibre washers both in front and behind the sign if you're the particular type or have an obsessive-compulsive tendency).
6. Open a beer, light a fag, hug your partner or favourite pet.
7. Stand back and enjoy the sign and do this as often as time and convenience allows.
8. Drop us an email to let us know how satisfied you are.
9. Wipe the sign occasionally with a soft cloth (and wax it if you're the particular type or have an obsessive-compulsive tendency).
10. Tell your friends.
That's all that's required. The sign should still be fit for purpose long after you're gone, and we hope that's a long time into the future.
IT'S GOTTA BE RIGHT
We only sell signs that we
hang on our own walls. If you have a problem with anything you buy from Sump, tell us and we'll sort it out. Pronto.
No fuss. No arguments.
Is the Indian 101 Scout one of the coolest looking motorcycles ever built? We certainly think so.
Manufactured between 1928 and 1931, the 101 Scout was an instant hit with road riders and racers alike. Charles B Franklin was the chief designer; the same man who also designed the original 37 cubic-inch (610cc) Scout (1920 - 1927).
The 101 took the concept a little further, notably with a longer wheelbase, a steeper fork angle, a slightly lower seat and more flowing lines.
Engine wise, there were two options; a 45-cubic inch (740cc)sidevalve, or a 37-cubic inch (610cc) sidevalve. Both power units were 42-degree V-twins with geared primary drive. Other features included a single carburettor, a three-speed hand-change gearbox, and a front brake (a new development for Indian).
The weight was around 370lbs. Top speed was around 75mph. And the price was $300.
The handling was predictable and surefooted. As a result, the model was widely used on the travelling wall of death circuits—and it's still being used today (albeit largely for nostalgia value).
So why was the 101 Scout's production run so short? The Great Depression is the simple answer. Times quickly became very hard, especially in the USA Midwest. Indian needed to rationalise production. So something had to change.
Our Indian 101 metal sign is a small homage to these excellent 1930s American motorcycles. The size is a generous 300mm x 400mm, which is roughly the size of two A4 sheets of paper.
These signs are printed direct to metal in the traditional way. So you can expect an old fashioned patina appropriate to this kind of artwork—to which we've added for artistic appeal.
And in case you were wondering, "Indian Motocycle Company" is the way Indian spelled the company name. "Motocycle", not "Motorcycle".
But will you like this sign when you see it? We think so. If we didn't, we wouldn't be flogging 'em.
We package these signs as well as we reasonably can, and we despatch as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours of ordering, and very rarely longer than 2-3 days if stock has run out and needs to be re-supplied.
Either way, we'll keep you posted. And if for any reason we can't supply your sign, we'll tell you without unnecessary delay and will refund your money in full.
And remember this if you will:
We don't sell anything that we don't hang in our own garages.
Copyright Sump Publishing 2019