Where did the design for the built-in Schwinn fender light come from?


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Saving Tempest

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#12
Since Schwinn was always trying to link their bikes to planes, trains and cars/motorcyles, it's not unusual.

When did that bike first appear and when did the headlight move from the bars or struts is the question.

If I recall right, Rollfast/Snyder had that frame style c. 1936? They had a huge light in the same area.
 

SJ_BIKER

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
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#13
it appears that schwinn must have been the first to rat road their bikes? i love it!!
ps doesnt the front end from the 39 dodge look like the front end of the fords of that era....bunch of copy catters
 

2jakes

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To Raymond Loewy:
One of the most prolific and influential designers
of the 20th century. He literally revolutionized the industry in America creating designs for many products. From airplanes, automobiles and more and which can be seen in the bikes which we all admire.
prr-s1-locomotive.1383658679.jpg
 
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barnyguey

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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#16
I wonder if someone is still around you could ask about the design? Do you think Jay Pridmore & Jim Hurd might know? Other than the lense and the screw hole that 2jakes pointed out, they look the same to me. Barry
 

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