1895 to 1900
The first five years (and more) of Arnold, Schwinn & Company are documented in the out of print book "Fifty Years of Schwinn-Built Bicycles" which is copyrighted 1945 by Arnold, Schwinn & Company.
The images collected for these years on this site are primarily from that book. Do you know of any other sources for these years? I do not have catalogs for these years, but if you do please contact me.
Here are some tidbits, photos, and illustration from the years 1895 to 1900.
1895 was the year it all began. Ignaz Schwinn created Arnold, Schwinn & Company and started to make bikes.
World Roadster woman's
Images and models from 1896:
Ignaz Schwinn and his family on a 1896 "Family Tandem". Look at the child seat!
Schwinn Quint Racing Team
Schwinn racing team
These images were labeled "1890s" so I am not sure the exact year:
Schwinn catalog detail
Schwinn built triplet
Schwinn built Quad
Do you have any images, catalogs, or information about these years? If so I would love to display them here. Please contact me.