Anyone know how many Schwinn headbadges were used?

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    Howdy guys! I know someone has got to have a list of badges made at certain headbadge companies for people selling Schwinn bicycles or maybe a list that the different companies that distributed Schwinn's had etc.
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    Bob according to the list you sent me from the Schwinn family archives I counted 897 different badges?
     
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    Umteen.
     
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    That's like asking, how many gallons of water are in the ocean.
    I'll bet that Schwinn didn't even know the answer to that question.
     
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    Are you teasing me, or is such a list around? ;)
     
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    Maybe lists of available ones from Louisville Cycle & Supply Company, Chicago Cycle Supply Co., Columbus Cycle & Sporting Goods Co. Guaranty etc.
     
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    Truer words were never spoken! It's amazing!

    I'd like to find as many as I can. I'm up to 252 pages in the book I'm working on and I don't want to leave any cool stuff that still may be out there to find, out of the book. Thanks guys! Barry
     
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    Barny,
    Did you find this one in your research ?

    A Schwinn style Footed Badge from Portland, Oregon.

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    Was the Majestic badge from a mail order catalog or was it a hardware store brand?
    The reason I ask, is because my 1946 Schwinn built Whizzer is badged Majestic, and I thought it strange that they sold a Whizzer kit.
     
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    Thank you! I did see that one, maybe the same one you have? Have you seen it on a Schwinn bike? Thanks, Barry
     
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    I don't think it had anything to do with a Hardware store. Just another name Schwinn used. Barry
     
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    Trust me....I've tried and tried...but there is only room for ONE badge on the front of those
    head tubes.

    So the answer clearly is ONE
     
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    NEVER speak of the archives in such a 'public' manner!!!

    I will never let you in the vault again!
     
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    The semi secret archives here show well over 200 so far, along with photos of Schwinn's with the badges. Just scratching the surface! lol
     
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    Are you guys counting the "Maurice Frank" Omaha badge?
    He was the first Schwinn dealer in Omaha, late 1930's.
     
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    Yes, I have two of those in my collection.

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