Peddling Bicycles to America

Peddling Bicycles to America

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This economic and technical history of the early American bicycle industry focuses on the period from 1876 to the beginning of World War I. It looks particularly at the life and career of the industry's most significant personality during this era, Albert Augustus Pope. After becoming enamored with English high-wheeled bicycles during a visit to the Philadelphia World's Fair in 1876, Pope soon started paying Hartford, Connecticut's Weed Sewing Machine Company to make his own brand of high-wheeler, the qColumbia, q the first to be manufactured in America in significant numbers. A decad.James Foreman-Peck, a€œDiversification and th e Growth of th e Firm: The Rover Company to 1914, a€ Business History 25, ... 44. Harry V. Sucher, The Iron Redskin (Newbury Park: Haynes Publishing, 1988 [1977]), 17. 45. a€œBritish Motor Cycles, a€anbsp;...

Title:Peddling Bicycles to America
Author: Bruce D. Epperson
Publisher:McFarland - 2010-07-01

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