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SCHWINN DATE CODES

BY THE YEAR, MONTH AND DAY
Copyright 2001

THIS CHART APPLIES TO CHICAGO SCHWINN`S ONLY.
SCROLL DOWN FOR THE DATE CODES LINKS
BY FRAME LOCATION OF THE SERIAL NUMBER

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IF YOU HAVE A BIKE OLDER THAN 1948,
OR YOUR LETTER AND NUMBER DO NOT APPEAR IN THE LISTS,
PLEASE SEND ME THE NUMBER AND YEAR (if you know it)
AND A PICTURE IF YOU HAVE ONE.

THIS INFO WILL BE USED TO ATTEMPT TO REBUILD
THE PRE-1948 SERIAL NUMBERS LIST.

USE THIS LINK FOR IDENTIFYING PRE-WAR CHARACTERISTICS BY YEAR"
ID FACTS

ALL SCHWINN ENTHUSIASTS WILL
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION

E-MAIL NOT IN USE AT THIS TIME
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SUGGESTED USAGE:
FREE SHOP LOG TABLET!
Copy and print this date code info at will, it`s FREE.
BUT If You Steal The HTML And Post It On A Web Page In ANY Format, It Is Illegal

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On bikes older than 1948 you need to use reference to other, known year bikes,
or pull out the crank to look for a date stamp on it. Doing both is a good idea.
All serial number records before 8/18/1948 were lost in a factory fire.
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IF THE SERIAL NUMBERS ARE FOUND UNDER BOTTOM BRACKET
(On The Bottom Of The Frame, Under The Pedal Crank Housing)

USE THIS LINK
1948 Through 1952

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IF THE SERIAL NUMBERS ARE FOUND ON THE LEFT REAR DROPOUT
(By The Left Rear Axle Mount)

USE THIS LINK.
1952 THROUGH 1969

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IF THE NUMBERS ARE FOUND ON THE LOWER LEFT OF THE HEADTUBE
(By The Schwinn Badge On The Front OF The Frame)

USE THIS LINK
1970 THROUGH 1982

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1945 TO 1965 PRODUCTION STATISTICS:

YEAR ------------- UNITS MADE ------ % OF MARKET
1945 ------------------ 98,189 ------------------ 18.0 %
1946 ------------------ 302,071 ----------------- 18.1 %
1947 ------------------ 486,793 ----------------- 17.4 %
1948 ------------------ 602,408 ----------------- 22.3 %
1949 ------------------ 352,302 ---------------- 24.03 %
1950 ------------------ 510,019 ----------------- 25.5 %
1951 ------------------ 466,849 ----------------- 22.4 %
1952 ------------------ 478,383 ----------------- 22.2 %
1953 ------------------ 501,379 ----------------- 18.6 %
1954 ------------------ 355,790 ----------------- 14.3 %
1955 ------------------ 413,355 ----------------- 13.7 %
1956 ------------------ 454,933 ----------------- 15.6 %
1957 ------------------ 439,482 ----------------- 16.7 %
1958 ------------------ 451,158 ----------------- 15.4 %
1959 ------------------ 546,238 ----------------- 15.3 %
1960 ------------------ 514,724 ----------------- 13.7 %
1961 ------------------ 471,506 ----------------- 12.9 %
1962 ------------------ 528,721 ----------------- 12.5 %
1963 ------------------ 655,693 ----------------- 14.9 %
1964 ------------------ 849,818 ----------------- 16.7 %
1965 ------------------ 876,608 ----------------- 15.5 %

TOTAL SCHWINN BICYCLES MADE, FROM 1945-1965 ------ 10,356,870.
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THIS CHART APPLIES TO CHICAGO SCHWINN`S ONLY.