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  1. Blue Streak

    Ca. 1896 Schwinn "The World" Men's

    Here are couple more stolen World references: World SN 10,585 stolen August 1897 World (Lady's) SN 10,797 stolen November 1898 July 16, 1897 issue of The LAW Bulletin: August 6, 1897 issue of The LAW Bulletin: November 25, 1898 issue of The LAW Bulletin:
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    Ca. 1896 Schwinn "The World" Men's

    From June 08, 1899 issue of The Cycle Age and Trade Review comparing projected 1899 output of American Bicycle Company manufacturers compared to the independent makers outside the ABC. These are projected production numbers for 1899 model year. The list offers a good scale comparison between...
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    Chicago from Arnold, Schwinn &Co.

    Here is an ad from February 24, 1898 issue of The Cycle Age and Trade Review listing Chicago bicycles as Models 31 and 32.
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    Ca. 1896 Schwinn "The World" Men's

    Shawn - I have found using period stolen references to begin piecing together rough production numbers a good place to start. I have been able to build a pretty accurate list of Tribune serial numbers and yearly production using this method. Most stolen references do not list a model year but...
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    Ca. 1896 Schwinn "The World" Men's

    Article is from December 19, 1895 issue of The Bearings:
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    Ca. 1896 Schwinn "The World" Men's

    A 1896 World bicycle with serial number 399 was reported stolen in November 10, 1896 issue of the The Kansas City (MO) Star newspaper:
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    Ca. 1896 Schwinn "The World" Men's

    More more early references to the formation and history of the company. They confirm Arnold, Schwinn & Co. was formed October 1895 and that 1896 was first year The World bicycle was produced and that over 5000 were manufactured that first year. October 18, 1895 - The Wheel: November 1, 1895 -...
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    Ca. 1896 Schwinn "The World" Men's

    Here is description of 1896 World models:
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    Ca. 1896 Schwinn "The World" Men's

    The World serial number references: From 1896 issues of The Referee: World SN 2709 was stolen during the week ending June 16, 1896 World SN 1984 was stolen during the week ending July 14, 1896 World SN 1980 was stolen during the week ending October 27, 1896 World SN 2242 was stolen during the...
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    Earl , Model C, ~1900

    The American Saddle Company in Cleveland OH from February 16, 1899 issue of The Wheel. : Circa 1903 ad for saddles sold by American Cycle Manufacturing Company. There is a Garford No. 290 - Racer Saddle:
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    TOC Orient bicycle tread .... a place to gain and share information

    Leonard B. Gaylor (1857-1931) was the creator of Eagle bicycle (1889-91 high wheel safety) and creator of the Tribune bicycle (1894-1899). Gaylor left Black Manufacturing Company, maker of the Tribune, in September 1899 when the company became part of the American Bicycle Company (The Trust). In...
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    TOC Orient bicycle tread .... a place to gain and share information

    Conn Baker on an Orient - Dated September 1, 1896:
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    TOC Orient bicycle tread .... a place to gain and share information

    From September 2, 1897 issue of The Bearings:
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    TOC Orient bicycle tread .... a place to gain and share information

    Earliest Orient ad found so far from December 22, 1893 issue of The Bearings: December 29, 1893 issue of The Referee: February 2, 1894 issue of The Bearings: March 9, 1894 issue of The Referee: April 6, 1894 issue of The Bearings:
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    Need hubs for a Cleveland 72 tandem

    Per advertisement below Model 72 was sold in 1899:
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