This little Indian was produced by Brockhouse Engineering (Southport) Ltd. for the American market.
After that company had acquired Indian in the 1940s it started to export Corgi motorcycles to market them in America under the “Indian Papoose” name.
The Corgi was a post war version of the famous Excelsior Welbike, a folding miniature motorcycle designed to be used by British paratroopers behind enemy lines.
The Welbike was designed to fit into a standard parachute airdrop container 51 inches (130 cm) long, 15 inches (38 cm) high, and 12 inches (30 cm) wide.
Once deployed, Welbikes were easily assembled and ready for use within a minute.
Papooses were sold in the USA from 1947 till October 1954 when Brockhouse stopped producing the little machines.
Engine: 98cc air cooled single cylinder two stroke
Power output 3HP
Two-speed with neutral
Top speed 30MPH