James McLay the "Honey Uncle"

Harley-Davidson Motor Company1904

Harley-Davidson Museum

Harley-Davidson Museum
Milwaukee, United States

James McLay was the uncle of Arthur, Walter and William Davidson who co-founded Harley-Davidson Motor Company with William S. Harley. McLay was a beekeeper referred to be relatives as the "Honey Uncle." He loaned $170 to the founders in 1904 to help them continue to grow the young Motor Company.


  • Title: James McLay the "Honey Uncle"
  • Creator: Harley-Davidson Motor Company
  • Date Created: 1904

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