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:
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...
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...
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 -...
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...
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:
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...
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: