|Subject:||RE: RE: Lists of Henderson Dealers/Agents?||Date:||Wed May 27 13:59:19 2015|
On Fri May 22 12:19:44 2015, Barry Brown wrote:|
> how about the Schwinn archival stuff held by the AMA museum?
DING DING DING DING! We have a winner!
I just received from them PDF scans of excerpts from the Excelsior Motor Manufacturing Supply Co. Annual Reports from 1918 and 1919. These excerpts contain a complete list of the number of motorcycles delivered to any single location that year. Listed is the recipient and their city and state and how many bikes they received. Because it's an Excelsior report, the numbers will include both Excelsior and Henderson deliveries. Some are obviously orders shipped to individuals, but the top four recipients in 1919 were four different dealers in New York City, who received almost 3,000 motorcycles. (Melchior, Armstrong & Deseau received 2,437 bikes alone!)