Starting to dig into history of Fowler Bicycles. A lot of information to sort through. I don't have Fowler catalogs so thought would try the serial number approach to narrow down year of your Fowler. Not exactly sure yet on serial number ranges for each year but this is a start. Anyone with additional information please comment or if you have a Fowler bicycle please post some photos and serial number to add to the list. Have only made it up to 1897 so need to keep looking. Total production numbers for 1894, 1896, 1897 and 1899 came from period references.
My conclusion is your Fowler (SN 14461) is most likely a 1896 since SN 15355 was specifically listed as a 1896 model.
1893-1902 +/- Fowler Bicycle Serial Numbers (as of 07/19/2021) Years shown in bold below are the specified model year in that reference. Italicized model years are a best guess.
1893 Fowler (1000? made) SN 0-1000
1894 Fowler (2,500 made) SN 1000-3500
2950 1894 Stolen 06/23/1894
1895 Fowler (4,500? made) SN 3500-8000
4092 1895 Stolen 03/23/1895
4512 1895 Stolen 03/23/1895
5157 1895 Stolen 01/08/1897 (Black)
6424 1895 Stolen 07/1896
7020 1895 Stolen 09/21/1895 (26”, maroon frame, green rims)
Thanks a million as always Jeff. @gtdohn was kind enough to share a picture of his old 1896 and it certainly all tracks. I saw an illustration online referenced as an 1896 Fowler that possessed a different fork crown (I'm now assuming it to be from 1897), which led me to believe 96 wasn't an option, but the evidence rightly points to 1896. Regarding finding a badge, I believe I've at least gone from the fire to the frying pan so to speak. Finding an 1894 badge seemed like a significant improbability. The other parts will be a challenge but to a lesser degree, I'm hoping.