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I'm going to guess that it is an early Henderson. They built motocycles during the early part of the last century with a similar in-line 4 engine layout.



Eventually Henderson merged with Excelsior to form Excelsior Henderson. They produced the Super X, a Harley-Davidson/Indian competitor.

 

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I'll wait a bit longer. Anyone? Karl? Here's a hint. This is the 1st four cylinder motorcycle ever built.
 

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I love the "wine bottle" exhaust hanging from the motor. This motorcycle had no clutch so to stop you had to turn off the motor and then peddle to restart it.
 

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Here's another clue should give it away. The manufacturer is a foreign small arms dealer.
 

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Winner. Give that man a cigar. FN or Fabriques Nationales is a Belgium manufacturer of firearms and ammunition. They stopped making motorcycles in 1967. The were also the first manufacturer to use shaft drive in the early 1900's.
 

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barry bullitt said:
Winner. Give that man a cigar. FN or Fabriques Nationales is a Belgium manufacturer of firearms and ammunition. They stopped making motorcycles in 1967. The were also the first manufacturer to use shaft drive in the early 1900's.
then THIS statement is false.
barry bullitt said:
... Here's a hint. This is the 1st four cylinder motorcycle ever built.
 

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Why is that? You can see it's shaft drive on his picture. In 1905 FN manufactured the first 4 cylinder motorcycle.
 
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