Author Topic: I'm looking to identify a 1920s era Motorcycle "gang" logo. Probably So. Calif.  (Read 3900 times)

Offline TreasureMomz

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I hope you folks can help me identify this logo.  I work for an estate sale company and we came across a chest with memorabilia from the 1920s and 1930s.  We know he rode an Indian during his "gang" (that's what he called it) days in the late 1920s,  We found a sweater and some endurance ride awards with the same logo.

You might enjoy the picture of him with his Indian.  On the back it says, "When riding, was in a gang.  Went into hills - collected rabbits.  Brought them back to town - let them go in the town square.  In trouble from police."  Man, motorcycle gangs in those days were tough!

I appreciate any help you can give me.

Offline R

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Can't help with the gang business.
But the motorcycle pictured is a 4 cylinder Henderson Deluxe.
Somewhere mid 1920s.

How does "Everitt' come  into the picture ?
I ask because Everitt DeLong had a big hand in designing Hendersons,
and that picture does show more than a passing resemblance to him ??

Rabbit trouble - hoy boy !
In some parts of the world, rabbits sustained folks during the depression era. (food wise).

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Thanks for the reply!  In this case Everett is one Everett Skaggs, the owner of the bike and the sweater, also the rascally trouble maker who let loose the rabbits in the town square.  I was thinking the same thing about the rabbits/food.  A few years later and those rabbits probably wouldn't have been released anywhere other than into a pot.

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Just a guess: OCMC Orange County Motorcycle Club?

Leon

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Thanks, Leon. I googled it and found a closed eBay listing for a photograph with 3 men wearing those sweaters.  It looks like you nailed it

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Fantastic memorabilia - the sweater in particular. Those were the days. In the photo the bikes are Harley Davidson on either side, with an Indian in the middle.

Leon

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Times were tough then, note the bald tyres.  :-\