The Harley-Davidson Comes to Oregon - 1912

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The Harley-Davidson Comes to Oregon

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Hauser Brothers was one of the earliest Harley-Davidson dealers in Oregon. An inscription on the back of the original photo identifies this as their Albany store. The brand new bike parked at the curb appears to be a 1912 model 8XA with a single cylinder engine. Although the V-twin was introduced in 1909, at this time the lower priced single cylinder was still a good seller. Detail view 1 shows two new features introduced in 1912 -- the floating seat and the "free wheel" control lever. Both innovations were trumpeted in advertisements of that time. -- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0528
Photographer Unknown
103 Albany, Linn County
Subject Motorcycles, Retail Stores
Decade 1910s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Medium-size Print
Size of Original 4.8 x 6.7 inches
Photographer's Number No