1917 Schwinn Catalog


WORLD MOTOR BIKE MODEL No.1760

The strongest and easiest running heavy bicycle ever built.
FRAME: One inch seamless steel tubing, extra heavy, strongly reinforced, all flush joints.
UPPER TUBE: Motorcycle design.
HEIGHT: 20 inches at seat post mast.
WHEELS: 26 inch.
TRUSS FORK: Motorcycle style as illustrated, hand-somely decorated.
CRANK HANGER: Drop forged, one-piece, 7-inch; can be removed without disturbing cups.
FINISH: Handsomely enameled is brown and white, four coats. Hand rubbed, tastefully decorated with Sunburn head.
FRONT HUB: New Departure.
COASTER BRAKE: New Departure or Artherton.
RIMS: One-piece maple enameled to match.
CHAIN: 3/16-inch roller, 1/2-inch pitch.
SPROCKETS: 52-tooth front, 18-tooth rear.
SPOKES: Highest quality, 36 in front, 36 in rear.
TIRES: FIrestone or Pensylvenian Rubber Company's guaranteed "Sturdy Stud." single tube.
HANDLE BAR: Motorcycle style, extension, long rubber grips.
SADDLE: Motorcycle style.
PEDALS: Rubber, motorcycle style.
TOOL BOX: metal, enameled to match containing pump, wrench,oiler and tire repair kit.
GUARDS: Deep drop sides, motorcycle style, double braces front and rear, enameled to match frame.
STAND: Motorcycle style.
PACKAGE CARRIER: Strongly made, detachable, enameled to match frame.

PRICE, $45.00

WORLD MOTOR BIKE MODEL No.1761

FRAME: One inch seamless steel tubing, 18 gauge, strongly reinforced, all flush joints.
ARCH TRUSS: Curved truss bar , bridge pattern.
HEIGHT: 20,22,0r 24 inches.
WHEELS: 28 inch.
FRONT FORK: Diamond drop forged crown, raised ribbed fork sides, handromely nickeled and enameled.
CRANK HANGER: Diamond pattern, one-piece drop forged 7-inch. can be removed without disturbing cups.
FINISH: Handsomely enameled in olive green, decorated with red Sunburn head. four coats, hand rubbed.
FRONT HUB: New Departure.
COASTER BRAKE: New Departure or Artherton.
RIMS: One-piece maple enameled to striped.
CHAIN: 3/16-inch roller, 1/2-inch pitch.
FRONT SPROcKET: Extra large 60 tooth for 1/2 inch pitch roller chain. Sprocket reinforced by two extending flanges combining great strength with light weight.
REAR SPROCKET: 22 tooth, 1/2 inch pitch.
GEAR: 84.
SPOKES: Highest quality, 36 in front, 36 in rear.
TIRES: Pennsyylvenia Rubber Company's guaranteed "Sturdy Stud" single tube, or Firestone.
HANDLE BAR: California style forward extension as illustrated, with large rubber grips.
SADDLE: Motorcycle style.
PEDALS: Rubber, motorcycle style. TOOL BAG: Contains pump, wrench, oiler and tire repair kit.
GUARDS: Raised center front and rear, leather flap on front, double flat braces on rear.
STAND: Armless type, enameled to match frame.

PRICE, $42.00

WORLD TRUSS FRAME MODEL No.1758

FRAME: Either 20, 22 or 24 inch made of One-inch 9 gauge seamless steel tubing, all flush joints.
The Trum bar in solidly brazed according to best engineering practice.
WHEELS: 26-inch.
FORK: Diamond pattern drop forged nickeled crown. Seamless fork sides nicely tapered.
CRANK HANGER: Drop forged, one-piece 7-inch cranks removed without disturbing cups.
FINISH: Handsomely enameled in orange with blue sunburst head and beautifully striped in blue.
FRONT HUB: New Departure.
COASTER BRAKE: New Departure or Atherton.
RIMS: One-piece maple enameled to match frame.
CHAIN: 3/16-inch roller, 1/2inch pitch.
SPROCKETS: 52-tooth front, 18-tooth rear.
SPOKES: Swaged plane wire, 36 in front and 36 in rear.
TIRES: Goodyear blue Streak guaranteed, single tube.
HANDLE BAR: Forward extension, with wound leather grips.
SADDLE: Tip Top.
PEDALS: Rat Trap.
TOOL BAG: Contain pump, wrench oiler and tire repair kit.
GUARDS: Raised center front and rear, leather flat on front, double flat brace on rear.
STAND: Armless type, enameled to match frame.

PRICE, $38.50

WORLD MODEL No.1757

This machine is specially designed for men or growing boys too old for juvenile models and who buy for the future. A man's machine of highest grade throughout with extra low saddle position double curved frame, built to meet all the requirements of heavy riders or hard service.
FRAME: 20-inch measuring 2-inches less at the on account of 2-inch drop in top bar, made of One-inch, 19 gauge seamless steel tubing, all flush joints. The Trum bar in solidly brazed according to best engineering practice.
WHEELS: 28-inch.
FORK:Trussed motorcycle style, extra drop forged crown; Seamless fork-sides nicely tapered.
CRANK HANGER: Drop forged, one-piece 7-inch cranks removable without disturbing cups.
FINISH: Handsomely enameled in national blue with white head and beautifully striped in white.
FRONT HUB: New Departure.
COASTER BRAKE: New Departure or Atherton.
RIMS: One-piece maple enameled to match frame.
CHAIN: 3/16-inch roller, 1/2inch pitch.
SPROCKETS: 52-tooth front, 18-tooth rear.
SPOKES: Swaged plane wire, 36 in front and 36 in rear.
TIRES: Firestone single tube.
HANDLE BAR: Forward extension, with wound leather grips.
SADDLE: Motorbike.
PEDALS: Rubber, motorcycle style.
TOOL BAG: Contain pump, wrench oiler and tire repair kit.
GUARDS: Raised center front and rear, leather flat on front, double flat brace on rear.
STAND: Armless type, enameled to match frame.

PRICE, $60.00

WORLD MODEL No.1756

The Zenith of bicycle quality. A machine unequalled in material, workmanship and finish. Built for the discrimanating buyer who wants the best that can be produced.
FRAME: Either 20, 22 or 24 inch; 1-inch 19 gauge seamless steel tubing, oval rear stays and fork all flush joints.
WHEELS: 28-inch.
FORKS:Raised nickeled ribbed seamless fork sides, 3 plate deep drown crown.
CRANK HANGER: Drop forged. Diamond pattern one-piece 7-inch cranks; removable without disturbing cups.
FINISH: Military drab with fancy head and seat post mast in green enamel. Four coats hand rubbed.
FRONT HUB: New Departure.
COASTER BRAKE: New Departure or Atherton.
RIMS: One-piece enameled to match frame.
SPOKES: Highest quality Diamond E; 36 in front and 36 in rear.
CHAIN: 1/8-inch roller, 1/2inch pitch.
SPROCKET: Front diamond pattern secured, 52-tooth , 18 rear.
TIRES: Pensylvenia Rubber Company's guaranteed "sturdy Stud." or Firestone single tube.
HANDLE BAR: No2 forward extension, with Scost rubber grips.
SADDLE: Eagle Easy.
PEDALS: Rubber, motorcycle style.
TOOL BAG: Contain pump, wrench oiler and tire repair kit.
GUARDS: Raised center front has leather flat, double flat braces on rear.
STAND: Armless type, enameled to match frame.
PRICE, $40.00

WORLD MEN'S MODEL No.1755

FRAME: Either 20, 22 or 24 inch; made of 1-inch 19 gauge seamless steel tubing, all flush joints.
WHEELS: 28-inch.
FORKS:Drop forged; nickeled oval crown, seamless fork sides.
CRANK HANGER: Drop forged; 7-inch cranks, one-piece, removable without disturbing cups.
FINISH: Handsomely enameled in briliant black with green head. Four coats hand rubbed. Rims black with green center.
FRONT HUB: New Departure.
COASTER BRAKE: New Departure or Atherton.
RIMS: One-piece maple.
SPOKES: Highest quality Diamond E; 36 in front and 36 in rear.
CHAIN: 3/16-inch roller, 1/2inch pitch.
SPROCKET: 52-tooth front, 18-tooth rear.
TIRES: Goodyear Blue Streak guaranteed single tube.
HANDLE BAR: Extension adjustable, leather wound grips.
SADDLE: Tip Top.
PEDALS: Rat Trap.
TOOL BAG: Contain pump, wrench oiler and tire repair kit.
GUARDS: Raised center front has leather flat, double flat braces on rear.
STAND: Armless type, enameled to match frame.
PRICE, $35.00

WORLD BOY'S SPECIAL MODEL No.1754

FRAME: Built in regular 20-inch Diamond frame lines, but with 2-inch drop of upper bar, all seat part make this making a specially desirable model with full size wheels and tires. Made on 1-inch 19 gauge seamless steel tubing.
All flush joints.
WHEELS: 28-inch.
FORKS:Drop forged; nickeled oval crown, seamless fork sides.
CRANK HANGER: Drop forged; 7-inch cranks, one-piece, removable without disturbing cups.
FINISH: Handsomely enameled in briliant black with green head. Four coats hand rubbed. Rims black with green center.
FRONT HUB: New Departure.
COASTER BRAKE: New Departure or Atherton.
RIMS: One-piece maple.
SPOKES: Highest quality Diamond E; 36 in front and 36 in rear.
CHAIN: 3/16-inch roller, 1/2inch pitch.
SPROCKET: 52-tooth front, 18-tooth rear.
SPOKES: Swaged piano wire. 36 in front, 36 in rear.
TIRES: 28x1 1/2 inch Goodyear Blue Streak guaranteed single tube.
HANDLE BAR: Extension adjustable, leather wound grips.
SADDLE: Scout.
PEDALS: Rat Trap.
TOOL BAG: Contain pump, wrench oiler and tire repair kit.
GUARDS: Raised center front has leather flap, double flat braces on rear.
STAND: Armless type, enameled to match frame.
PRICE, $35.00

WORLD MODEL No.1753

The front constructed and most highly finished ladies bicycle ever made.
FRAME: Drop pattern, either 20 or 22-inch. Made of the finest seamless steel tubing, throughly reinforced; flush joints throughout.
WHEELS: 28-inch.
FORKS: Seamless fork sides with raised nickeled rib. Heavy drawn three plate crown with extended sockets.
CRANK HANGER: Drop forged; Diamond pattern, 6 1/2-inch cranks, one-piece, removable without disturbing cups.
FINISH: Rich deep maroon, beautifully striped in white.
FRONT HUB: New Departure.
COASTER BRAKE: New Departure or Atherton.
RIMS: One-piece maple, enameled to match frame.
SPOKES: Highest quality Diamond, 36 in front and 36 in rear.
CHAIN: 3/16-inch roller, 1/2inch pitch.
SPROCKET: 48-tooth front, 18-tooth rear.
TIRES: Pennsylvania Rubber Company's guaranteed "Sturdy Stud" single tube.
HANDLE BAR: Forward extension, whort rubber grips.
SADDLE: Ladie's Trophy, triple coil spring.
PEDALS: Ladie's rubber.
TOOL BAG: Contains pump, wrench oiler and tire repair kit.
GUARDS: Raised center, enameled to match frame, for chain, f and rear wheel; front has leather flap, rear has double flat braces.
STAND: Armless type, enameled to match frame.
PRICE, $38.50

WORLD GIRL'S JUVENILE MODEL No.1752

A strictly high grade ladies bicycle built in junior sizes.
FRAME: Either 14, 16 or 18-inch. Made of one inch, 19 gauge, seamless steel tubing, flush joints throughout.
WHEELS: 20, 24 or 26-inch. according to frame size.
FORKS: Drop forged, nickel plated crown, fork sides nicely tapered.
CRANK HANGER: 5 1/2 inch, one-piece, nicekl plated.
FINISH:Handsomely enameled in black with blue head. Four casts head rubbed. Rims, black with blue center.
FRONT HUB: New Departure.
COASTER BRAKE: New Departure or Atherton.
RIMS: One-piece maple.
CHAIN: 3/16-inch.
SPROCKET: 22-tooth front, 9-tooth rear.
SPOKES: Piano wire; 28 in each wheel.
TIRES: Juvenile, single tube, guaranteed.
HANDLE BAR: Juvenile adjustable, leather wound grips.
SADDLE: Measinger Junior suspension.
PEDALS: Juvenile rubber.
TOOL BAG: Contains pump, wrench oiler and tire repair kit.
REAR DRESSGUARDS with lacing is regular equipment on all 16 and 18-inch frame sizes.
PRICE, $30.00

WORLD MODEL No.1751

The best constructed and most higly finished juvenile bicycle ever built. A real man's bicycle built in boy's size.
FRAME: Either 14, 16 or 18-inch. Made of best quality one inch, 19 gauge, seamless steel tubing, all flush joints.
WHEELS: 20, 24 or 26-inch. according to frame size.
FORKS: Drop forged, nickel plated crown, fork sides nicely tapered.
CRANK HANGER: One-piece, 5 1/2 inch crank, nickel plated.
FINISH:Handsomely enameled in black with blue head. Four casts head rubbed. Rims, black with blue center.
FRONT HUB: New Departure.
COASTER BRAKE: New Departure or Atherton.
RIMS: One-piece maple.
CHAIN: 3/16-inch.
SPROCKET: 22-tooth front, 9-tooth rear.
SPOKES: Piano wire; 28 in each wheel.
TIRES: Juvenile, single tube, guaranteed.
HANDLE BAR: Juvenile adjustable, leather wound grips.
SADDLE: Measinger Junior suspension.
PEDALS: Juvenile Rat Trap.
TOOL BAG: Contains wrench, oiler and tire repair kit.
Always specify frame size
PRICE, $30.00

WORLD BICYCLES have been on the market and have been built continuously since 1895. When we entered the bicycle business it was our fixed intention to build the best bicycle that could be produced. That we succeeded was amply proven by the fact that within the year following our organization. World bicycles were winning races not only in the United States, but in England, France, Italy and, in fact, throughout Europe.
The World's Champion, John S. Johnson, built up his reputation on a World bicycle and in 1896 established World's Record for one kilometer and one-half kilometer. European records for one-quarter and half mile, and numerous French and other National records.
Other World's Records made on World bicycle included One Mile Indoor Paced record, 3331/3 meters, and many of the recognized distance 1/4 to 100 miles, a number of which records are still unbroken. The growth of our business has long since compelled us to stop the manufacture of racing machines and devote our entire attention and constantly increasing facilities to the production of road machines of the highest possible quality.
An evidence of our success is the fact that in 1916 we manufactured fully 25% of all the bicycles built in the United States, our output far exceeding that of any other bicycle manufacturer in the world. Quality counts, and we offer the World bicycle for 1917 stamped with the seal of public approval for a period of twenty years.
ARNOLD,SCWHINN& COMPANY
1718 to 1760 North Kiddere Avenue, Chicago

STRUCTURAL DETAILS
The foundations of a bicycle is the frame, the part on which depends not only the desability but the safety of the rider. We therefore was only the best seemless steel tubing, in gauges from 1.6 in fork stress and similar parts, to 20 gause is the frames of the lighter models. While frame, the same general structural detils are carried out in all models. The heads are draws steel with reinforcements and flash joints. The reinforcement are all carefully designed as to weight and structure, giving the possible strength without and necessary weight. All joints are first carefully pinned, them pproved methods, making joints in every instance, the strongest parts of the frame.
FRAME DESIGNS
in our various models, we offer the standard. Diamond frame with Single and Durable bar. Single and Durable Curved top. Arched truss and motobike types and Ladies.All curved tubes are best as gratesull lines with no links or unrightly construction.
FORK CONSTRUCTION
The most important element of a bicycle frame in the fork and we have therefore gives this detail the attention in deserves and offer first styles of fork. three with drop forged crowns and use with a three-plate crown of special design. Our these plane crown in worthy all your careful considers. Our Trussed Fork in built with a onepiece forged crown with the truss struts made integra with the crown giving the possible strength combined with appearance. Another popular fork in our type with a reinforcing ride resending from the crown practically the tall length of the fork side. This tile gives the greatest possible leteral strength and bring sicket plated greatly to the apperance of the fork. we also make a standard type of fork with a plain drop crown of design.
CRANK HANGERS
Our crank hangers are the one piece type wth roused and diamond grade high carbon spring steel. The caps and cases are the best grade of steel, hardened, ground and published. The construction of the bearings in such that the natural actions of the balls leads to force the dirt out of the bearings thereby including sand and grin, and giving wearing quality and perfect running. Adjustable are simple, accurate and positive.
SPROCKETS
We offer a variety of sprockets, all of the highest quality, handstremely besigned and perfectly out fross high steel. Our sprocket in reinforced by leteral shapes on each side just below the chain line. By this construction we attain greatest strength with the least weight.
WHEELS
Our wheels are all built with the highest grade one-piece road with interlucking joints, oil finished and heavily enameled, marking them throughly water proof. We use only the highest grade swaged plane wire spokes.
FRONT HUB
Our front hubs are light and strong of handsome design, For rear hubs we use standard type of coaster brake, as stand in specifications.
CHAINS
We use only the finest quality blue steel, chain is black and roller type, standard pattern bring 1/2 wide 1/2 pitch.
MILD GUARDS
One road guards are heavy rolled steel with raised coaster. The strongest and mst durable guard on the market. EQUIPMENT- The tires, Saddles and paddles specified with the various models have been carefully selected and we believe, the best obtainable for use in consection with the various models. Handle part are the highest grade steel tubing of handsome design, made and finished in the best possible . Grips include leather a rubber.
FINISH
The finish is another important instance, and we state without reserve that our enameling and with all plating in the that can be produced.The enameling includes four coats carefully laid on and hand rubbed, giving a high and best product.Color combination have been carefully related and all striping is been by experts in the best most artistic manner. Equal care and attention has been given to plating as inuse high lecture and great durability. In short, in everydated we have durated the experience of 21 years in the successhul production of high grade bicycles, for the production of the best bicycle in the market.


GUARANTEE
These bicycles are fully guaranteed against any imperfections in material or workmanship, and repairs or replacements will be made free of charge, provided parts claimed to be defective are delivered to us transportations charges prepaid, a separate letter to be mailed in order to help us identify the parts. This Guarantee expires December 31st of the year during which purchase was made. As we do not manufacture Coaster Brakes, Saddles, Pedals, Handle Bars, etc....these various accessories are guaranteed by their respective manufacturers, as in the usual trade custom. We have exercised the greatest care in the rejection of tires for the various grades and all tired are guaranteed by the maker, to whom all chains for adjustment must be made.
ARNOLD, SCHWINN & COMPANY....


Home / Schwinn Catalogs / 1917



Schwinn Bikes | Schwinn Parts | Schwinn Catalogs | Schwinn History | Resources | About

I Schwinn, but this website is not affiliated with Schwinn.