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Old 11-19-07, 06:48 PM   #1
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Vintage Newspaper Articles

A fellow on the Schwinn Forums has been posting images of bicycle related articles from an album that was given to him by a lady he did some work for. Her late husband apparently saved every article he ran across that pertained to bicycles. They range from the '50s to the '70s. Some interesting stuff ...

He's just getting started putting them up on Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20832301@N03/

Here is the thread on the Schwinn Forums:

http://www.schwinnbike.com/heritage/...ad.php?t=50795

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Old 11-19-07, 07:01 PM   #2
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Bob,
Thanks for putting the links on here for me, I appreciate it. I do hope people enjoy them and I do have A LOT more to scan!
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I'll bet the AltBike folks would have fun with this one:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20832301@N03/2047963485/

Thanks Doug and Bob! I'm going back to read some more of these.

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Thanks for the links! Lots of interesting bits in those old clippings. Some are from newspapers, but others are from Mechanix Illustrated, and I would imagine also from Popular Mechanics and Popular Science.

The variations, adaptations and outright inventions shown are impressive. There's a lot to be said for a generation that cut its teeth on Tom Swift books and built crystal radios out of bits of trash.
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Old 11-21-07, 06:45 PM   #5
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FlatTop - You are welcome.

I just put another 30 articles on Flickr this evening, so Ihope people go there and enjoy them. I tried to put some articles of the High Wheelers, since alot of people wondered if I had any. Still a ways to go with scanning!!
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More articles on Flickr ( had to get the upgrade, so I could keep putting these on) Nov 24th 5:30PM - Just thought I would let everyone know to check them out.
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Thanks labrador, I have been enjoying reading these .

I LIKE the bike for ice skating...

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What a great resorce. Thank You.
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East Hill and bhchdh - You are very welcome. I am just glad to see to see other people who think the articles are interesting. I still have alot to scan but I am over half way!
I am glad to see people putting some of the articles as their favorites!
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Just put another 35 articles on today - I hope everyone enjoys them!
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I like the hamster ball concept but just thinking about being hurtled through pneumatic tubes makes me a bit queasy... .

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I added the last of the articles on Flickr today! There is over 100 new ones on. I thought it would be a good time to finish scanning and getting them uploaded to Flickr, since people have some time off for the Holidays to read them. It took a lot of time to put all of these on and I really hope you enjoy them.
Everyone have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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More! Oh boy!

Thanks Doug, I've really enjoyed reading these .

You have a great Christmas and a peaceful New Year!

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They sure did lots of articles on bikes pulling or carrying things.
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