Schwinn Bicycle Company

Arnold, Schwinn & Company was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1895 by German-born mechanical engineer Ignaz Schwin with the financial backing of fellow German American Adolph Frederick William Arnold. The company name was changed to the Schwinn Bicycle Company on January 1, 1967. It became the dominant manufacturer of American bicycles through most of the 20th century. After declaring bankruptcy in 1992, Schwinn has since been a sub-brand of Pacific Cycle, owned by the multi-national conglomerate, Dorel Industries.

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