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Sturgis Museum Welcomes New Treasure

By November 23, 2013General Posts

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Screen Shot 2013-11-22 at 7.08.57 AMThe Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is excited to announce the addition of yet another great motorcycle to its collection. Thanks to local collector Junior Glover, the museum now has on display an Ace inline 4 cylinder. This 1922 Ace represents some of the innovative engineering of William Henderson. Henderson originally owned the Henderson Motorcycle Company, which he sold to Ignaz Schwinn in 1917. He then opened another company so he could continue to produce inline fours. Unfortunately, Henderson was killed in an automobile accident in 1922. Shortly thereafter, the Ace company was dissolved. In 1927, the assets of the company were purchased by Indian Motorcycle Company. They continued to produce the inline four under the name Indian Ace until 1929, when the model was discontinued. Special thanks to Mr. Glover for letting us share this rare treasure with our visitors.

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