Very cool day today...A friend I deal with who is chief engineer of blgd I was inspecting elevators @ brought me to his office, opened his safe and pulled out ORIGINAL PATENT DUO-GLIDE AND SQUARE BAR/SHIELD LOGOS!!!!
He had all 5 ORIGINAL sighned/patent papers (5 is required # for patents) dated, stamped and signed! from 1942! the Duo Glide was the same deal, but from 1952 (I think date was) Was just wicked cool to physically be holding these ORIGINAL PATENT PAPERS, HISTORY OF HD MOTOR CO, only thing seperating my flesh from the Originals was the sleeves he put documnets in!! He said doing research on value there an estimated $15k+ each set!!!!
He also had the ORIGINAL INDIAN LOGO PATENT papers/documnets with the original notes on design , there worth $12k+ Didn't pay attention to date...
and for anyone who cares...He's a HUGE Porsche guy, he HAD 3 of the Original hand drawn/painted shields of Porsche...He just sold 1 to Jerry Seinfeld for $11k!!! it's an orignal 3"/3" logo I'd say
So to say the least, these things are out there if your @ a swap, someone might not know the value and you could make a huge score!! Keep your heads up fellers!!!!!