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According to Wikipedia, Edward C. Stearns started a hardware manufacturing company in Syracuse, New York, then branched into bicycle production from 1883-1889. At one time there were 10,000 bicycle riders in Syracuse alone.
During the 1880s daily production of their most popular model, the Yellow Fellow (pictured here in the poster) reached 500. With 2,000 employees in 1896, E. C. Stearns and Company was the largest bicycle manufacturer in the world. Check out this classic Yellow Fellow. It's a real beauty. I'd like to take it out for a spin.
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