Author Topic: Very first Arnold, Schwinn & Co "The World" Catalog  (Read 2712 times)

bobcycles

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Very first Arnold, Schwinn & Co "The World" Catalog
« on: July 26, 2018, 05:54:37 PM »
I am wondering if this 1895 catalog exists?  After discussing this with a wide net of collectors,
the Bicycle Museum and a few other reputable sources, the answer seems to be "no"
Is there an evidence of this catalogs existence?
thanks and I welcome your replies!

Wayne Batten

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Re: Very first Arnold, Schwinn & Co "The World" Catalog
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2018, 08:20:24 AM »
    Contact Walter Branche. He would know if there is an original or copy any where in the world. Walter may even have one.

Jeff Kidder

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Re: Very first Arnold, Schwinn & Co "The World" Catalog
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 12:38:19 PM »
Looking through the October, November and December 1895 and January 1896 issues of "The Bearings", the name "The World" was selected in November 1895 for the Arnold, Schwinn & Company's 1896 first model year of production. Because of this timing I would say there was no 1895 catalog issued.

bobcycles

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Re: Very first Arnold, Schwinn & Co "The World" Catalog
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2018, 03:35:49 PM »
I believe the 2nd catalog (Beginning with models 8 onward) is dated 1896
The World 1st catalog then should be 1895 right?

There must be a copy of this catalog in existence somewhere?