From:Steve Marks
Subject:RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: Henderson gas tank decals Date:Fri May 22 06:26:48 2015
Response to:5715
When I put my K on the road, I researched tank decals and, as always there appeared to be different opinions as to which were correct. Certainly, following the move to Chicago, the decal gained the large X in the backgound. There are at least two versions of this decal. One has 'Henderson' in large text, the later one is much smaller (overall size of the complete decal stayed the same) It has been suggested that Schwinn was pleased to get the Henderson so displayed it loud and proud on the tank. But eventually, felt that association with the original Henderson should have less emphasis so reduced the text size. The question is, when was this done? When the Henderson brothers left the firm perhaps? Unfortunately, the Model K parts lists show no pictures but the large text version is clear on pictures in both the rider's instruction manual and the sales catalog. The same large text version is printed on the front cover of various bits of DeLuxe literature but pictures inside show the smaller text version. I concluded that the large text version was correct on the Chicago built Detroit models and the Model K and the small text version correct for the DeLuxes - but I have been wrong before.....

Hi Guys,

Many thanks for informs. It is great !!!
I will try soon !!!!



Pelders Transfers & Classic parts (THE NETHERLANDS)

I have had good luck with water transfer decals from John
Berry in Davenport, IA: He did Bob
McClean's decals back in the day.

I haven't spoken with him in about a year but you might send
him an email. Back then the tank decals were $35.00 a pair.

Attached is a scan of what his look like. He also has the
Schwinn round one and the fender X's, plus the Detroit style
gas tank decals.


Hi Tamas
When I was looking, I couldn't find any waterslide decals
but got some very thin vinyl ones from the VMCC Transfer
Service here in the UK. They are slightly thicker than the
waterslide versions but work pretty good - you can see them
in the picture I just posted of the toolbox. I did find one
supplier who used to do waterslides but when I spoke to him,
(probably 20 years ago now), he told me he had sold the last
and wouldn't be making any more because of lack of
Good luck with the resto - it will be worth it! Steve

I am looking for waterslide decals for Henderson....
Thanks !!!!!!