Stearns poster with liberated woman of the time on the popular Yellow Fellow model in 1896. E. C. Stearns Bicycle Agency was established in 1893 by industrialist, Edward C. Stearns who began business as a hardware manufacturer and branched into bicycle production from 1893 through 1899.
Ride a Stearns and be content, bicycle advertising poster, 1896
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Stearns manufactured the popular model, Yellow Fellow by 1895. This model was manufactured by the thousands at the Syracuse, New York plant and “made the name of the city familiar in almost every corner of the world.” The slogan read “The Yellow Fellow from Syracuse”.
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