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Old 11-17-11, 07:50 AM   #1
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Featherstone pictures?

My great grandfather worked in the Featherstone factory back in 1900. Here's a picture. If you have a Featherstone (in any condition) please post a pic!

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That is a way cool picture!

Is your great-grandfather in the picture?
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Old 11-17-11, 09:59 AM   #3
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That is incredibly cool, thanks for sharing!
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That is a way cool picture!

Is your great-grandfather in the picture?
I guess I could try and be funny and say 'he's the one with the mustache!'. But seriously, based on other pics I have of him, he appears to be the third one from the left (the guy just to the left and behind the guy holding the wheel in his hand). I don't know what the total time of his tenure was, I just know he was there based on the 1900 Census which was taken on June 19th of that year (and he does not list that as his profession in either 1890 or 1910).

Featherstone was an independent company started in 1890 and in 1897 was proposed to be in the big 'bicycle trust organization' which wanted to control production and prices (obviously in the days before anti-trust). Then in 1899 it was finally acquired by the American Company (as part of a massive consolidation and I believe the originator of the planned trust 2 years earlier) but still continued to manufacture bikes under the Featherstone name. My dream of course is to some day own one!
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