In 1860 Ignaz Schwinn was born in Hardheim, Germany. Thirty-five years later, one of the most well known distinctive names in the bicycle industry came on the scene in the city of Chicago, USA. The rest is history. Here is a list of the milestones that began that day.
1895 Ignaz and partner Adolph Arnold form the Arnold, Schwinn & Company to build bicycles.
1933 Schwinn introduces the balloon tire. Two years later, it became the standard of the industry.