Indian 1950 Papoose



Indian Papoose

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 
Flywheel magneto
Two-speed with neutral
Top speed 30MPH