Re: [CR]Early Paramount Cranks

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From: "ternst" <ternst1@cox.net>
To: <dave@pelletizer.com>, "'Fred Rednor'" <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Early Paramount Cranks
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 21:47:14 -0700
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cc: 'Classic Rendevous' <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

I should add a few words. I may be the only one on the list that worked at the original Schwinn Factory, back in the '50's. It was widely known that Schwinn made all the parts in house as a matter of professional pride and expertise just like the Europeans. About the only things they did not manufacture on the Paramounts were the pedals,toe clips, straps , tires, saddles, chains, spokes. I think they made rims, but not to sure on the tubulars. When I was there those were not. Obviously, the wood rims were not. But chainrings, cranks, BB's, headsets, hubs, stems, seatposts, bars?, all that was made in house. I won't bother with the balloon tire parts as that division is far too sophisticate for the CR list to master, and don't wish to blow our fellow listers safety valves with a far too difficult esoteric category that is beyond the List's pale.
Ted Ernst
Palos Verdes Estates
CA USA


----- Original Message -----
From: David Toppin
To: 'Fred Rednor'
Cc: 'Classic Rendevous'
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2007 8:31 PM
Subject: RE: [CR]Early Paramount Cranks



> I'm probably not adding anything to the conversation here, but the early
> Paramount I have that is shortly to be in Art's posession has Schwinn
> scripts on the cranks. Not that that means necessarily they made them...
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> David Toppin
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>
> --- Tam Pham <terminaut@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> I've uploaded some photos on to my site of the Schwinn factory
>> operations from 1945. The album can be viewed here:
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>>
> http://chainedrevolution.com/CS/photos/default/category1053.aspx
>>
>> Here's a direct link to a large version of the frame building area,
>> which looks to be mostly women:
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> http://chainedrevolution.com/CS/photos/default/images/360/original.aspx
>
> Tam,
> I wish I could remember just where it was published, but many years ago
> I
> read an interview with the elder Mr. Schwinn, in which he stated that he
> felt women were better brazers than men. If I recall correctly, his
> explanation was that they had a more delicate touch with the torch.
> Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia, USA
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