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1895, May 31st, Vol-XXI, #22 `The L.A.W. Bulletin & Good Roads` a weekly publication
Item# L.A.W. -025.a [L.A.W. -025.a]
Categories: League Of American Wheelman (L.A.W.) items, Magazines&Periodicals-Antique, L.A.W. Bulletin & Good Roads ,
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This issue is posted twice on my web site; this posting contains scans of all 36-pages so you can get an idea of the valuable research material contained in each issue of these old publications. The `feature` images are larger than usual for my web site so you can easily read the text. Just click-on any of the 36 thumbnail images to see the larger size image. Circulation of this issue: 20,136 copies. This is published on Fridays by the League of American Wheelmen, Sterling Elliott, Managing editor, located at 12 Pearl St., Boston, Mass. See the January 1893 issue (item #L.A.W.-16 in this collection) which had the same address overprinted on the front cover. Mr. Abbot Bassett was the Associate Editor (he also served as secretary to the L.A.W.). An illustrated weekly magazine devoted to the improvement of the public roads and streets, containing stories from bicyclists about their rides and love of bicycling, bicycle racing as well as stories and illustrations about the need and development of better roads across the United States. This is a very valuable reference material, it is full of advertisements from bike mfgr`s, parts/sundry mfgr`s and bicycle retailers; some of the companies advertising are not well known to historians and collectors. There are many illustrations that can be photocopied. The number of pages will vary with each different issue; this issue contains 36-pages including the covers. The condition is fair. The dimensions are 7 7/8 x 10 5/8 inches (larger than all previous issues).

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Page-2 contains an announcement about the new publication titled THE WHEELWOMAN, conducted by Ms. Mary Sargent Hopkins, by The Wheelwoman Publishing Co of Boston.


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Page-3, containing a letter to the publication from reader Mr. William D. Kempton.


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Page 4, a full page advert for cyclometers produced by The New York Standard Watch Co. of New York with a branch in Chicago. The pacific coast agents were in San Francisco; Pope Mfg Co and Overman Wheel Co.


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Page 5; they printed 21,000 copies of this issue and mailed out all of them.


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Page 6 with adverts from (1) Grand Rapids Cycle Co of Grand Rapids, MI, (2) Sterling Cycle Works of Chicago, IL,. and (3) Union Cycle Mfg. Co. of Boston, MA.


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Page 7 containing the story and history of Mrs. Amelia Bloomer, who many thought was the designer of Ladies Bloomers. In 1851 Mrs. Bloomer was running a magazine titled LILY. One of Mrs. Bloomer's personal letters was published in the Good Roads issue of October 1894. Mrs. Bloomer wished to be rememberd for her work in Woman's Suffrage. The Ladies Bloomers were originally designed by Elizabeth Miller, daughter of Hon. Garrit Smith of Peterboro, New York. The first lady of prominence to wear it was Elizabeth's cousin, Elizabeth Cady Stanton.


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Page 8 containing adverts from; (1) W.S. Bigby of Brooklyn, New York, maker of The New Tourist Cyclometer, (2) Packard & Carter Mfg. Co, of Malden, MA., maker of bicycle combination locks, (3) Browning King & Co. of New York, maker of the L.A.W. Uniforms, (4) Levy Cycle Clock Co. of Philadelphia, PA, maker of bicycle clocks, (5) The Reed & Curtis Machine Screw Co. of Worcester, MA, maker of The Curtis Adjustable Pedal Rubber, (6) Capitol Mfg. Co. of Chicago, IL, maker of The Loew 10,000 Mile Cyclometer, and (7) The S.F. Heath Cycle Co. of Minneapolis, MN, maker of a patented Cycle Pump.


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Page 9 containing adverts from; (1) The Tally-Dial Cyclometer Co of Newport, RI and (2) The George H. Walker & Co, printer of Road Maps of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Road Island and Connecticut. There is also an editorial article about Leslie Schiano, a 6-year old boy from Roslindale, MA who can ride 25 miles in a day and has been known to make a run of 4 1/2 miles in 20-minutes. I was contacted by Leslie Schiano's great grandson (Sean Corrigan) in July 2011 at which time he pointed out this article to me and sent me some additional photos of his great grandfather and his bicycles. See an enlarged copy of the article in the next picture.


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The article about Leslie Schiano appearing on page-9


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Page 10 containing adverts; (1) Kennebunk Mfg. Co., of Kennebunk, Maine, maker of The Tourist, a fiber luggage carrier, (2) Louis Rosenfeld & Co., maker of The HYLO GEAR, (3) John Harriott of Boston, MA, maker of Pins & Medals (awards) for bicycle racers, and (4) The Stephenson Mfg. Co. of Boston, MA, maker of The Stephenson Bicycle Brake.


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Page 11 with two editorial articles; (1) How To Mark a Bicycle and (2) Kansas Road Riding


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Page 12 with several adverts; (1) Wright & Ditson of Boston, MA for HYGRADE Bicycle Stockings, (2) Detachable Cleat Co of Boston, MA for stockings, caps, etc., (3) Redding's Russia Salve, (4) Wheelman Company of Boston, MA for BICYCLING WORLD, a different cycling publication, (5) Hub Shoe Co of Boston, MA for cycling shoes made from Kangaroo Calf., (6) G.W. Cole & Co of New York for RR Polish & Rust Remover, (7) Dixon Crucible Co of Jersey City, NJ for Dixon's 679 Cycle Lubricant.


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Page 13 with an editorial article titled CITY STREETS AND COBBLE PAVEMENTS


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Page 14 a continuation of the editorial article titled CITY STREETS AND COBBLE PAVEMENTS


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Page 15 a continuation of the editorial article titled CITY STREETS AND COBBLE PAVEMENTS


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Page 16 a continuation of the editorial article titled CITY STREETS AND COBBLE PAVEMENTS


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Page 17 a continuation and end of the editorial article titled CITY STREETS AND COBBLE PAVEMENTS plus two other articles; (1) ROAD-WORK VS. ROAD-TALK and (2) BICYCLES ON THE ELEVATED which is about bicycles being allowed to be transported on the Kings County Elevated Railway Co of Brooklyn, New York. There is also an advert from The Gates Iron Works of Chicago, IL for Rock & Ore Breakers and other mining equipment. 


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Page 18 with editorial text and two adverts; (1) The Record Pedal Mfg Co of Boston, MA for Record Pedals, and (2) the American Wheelmen's Protective Association of Chicago, IL for some sort of PROTECTION for your bicycle.


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Page 19 with editorial text titled A PLEASANT RUN THROUGH PUTNAM COUNTY, NEW YORK by Arthur P. Stanley-Hyde


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Page which is a continuation of the editorial text titled A PLEASANT RUN THROUGH PUTNAM COUNTY, NEW YORK by Arthur P. Stanley-Hyde. There is also an article by N.R. Purdy, M.D. titled TRAVELING AND BRAIN GROWTH.


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Page 21 has a listing of many names of officers and other positions filled by cycling enthusiasts in many different states.


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Page 22 with additional editorial material. Many states are mentioned.


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Page 23 with additional editorial material regarding racers and mentioning many of the names of racers of the period.


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Page 24 with an application for membership in the L.A.W. and also a RENEWAL BLANK for this publication. The VETRAN bar is illustrated; it is for members of the L.A.W. that have been members for ten consecutive years.


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Page 25, a listing of individuals and cycling clubs that have applied for membership in the L.A.W. as of the Monday preceding May 31, 1895. The list is in alphabetical order by State; Alabama, CO, CT, IL, IN, etc.


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Page 26, a listing of individuals and cycling clubs that have applied for membership in the L.A.W. as of the Monday preceding May 31, 1895. The list is in alphabetical order by State; Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, and Massachusetts.


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Page 27, a listing of individuals and cycling clubs that have applied for membership in the L.A.W. as of the Monday preceding May 31, 1895. The list is in alphabetical order by State; this page is a continuation of Massachusetts.


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Page 28, a listing of individuals and cycling clubs that have applied for membership in the L.A.W. as of the Monday preceding May 31, 1895. The list is in alphabetical order by State; a continuation of Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, and New Jersey.


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Page 29, a listing of individuals and cycling clubs that have applied for membership in the L.A.W. as of the Monday preceding May 31, 1895. The list is in alphabetical order by State; a continuation of New Jersey.


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Page 30, a listing of individuals and cycling clubs that have applied for membership in the L.A.W. as of the Monday preceding May 31, 1895. The list is in alphabetical order by State; a continuation of New Jersey.


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Page 31, a listing of individuals and cycling clubs that have applied for membership in the L.A.W. as of the Monday preceding May 31, 1895. The list is in alphabetical order by State; a continuation of New Jersey and the beginning of Northern California.


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Page 32, a listing of individuals and cycling clubs that have applied for membership in the L.A.W. as of the Monday preceding May 31, 1895. The list is in alphabetical order by State; a continuation of Northern California, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.


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Page 33, a listing of individuals and cycling clubs that have applied for membership in the L.A.W. as of the Monday preceding May 31, 1895. The list is in alphabetical order by State; a continuation of Pennsylvania. Rhode Island, Southern California, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virgina, West Virgina, Wisconsin. Also mentioned are several Cycling Clubs; (1) A.B.C. Cycling Division of Arlington, MA, (2) Plattsburg Cycle Club of Plattsburg, NJ, (3) Boston College Association Wheelmen of Boston, MA, (4) Jefferson Cycling Club of Jefferson, Iowa, (5) Springfield Wheelmen of Springfield, OH, (6) Flemington Bicycle Club of Flemington, NJ, (7) Owl Bicycle Club of Hordentown, NJ, (8) Metropolitan Wheelmen of Boston, MA, (9) Columbia Bicycle Club of North Attleboro, MA, (10) Rushville Cycling Club of Rushville, IL, (11) Galesburg Cycling Club of Galesburg, IL, (12) Porkopolis Wheelmen of Cincinnati, OH, and (13) Taunton Cycling Club of Taunton, MA.
In addition, there is an advert from The India Rubber Publishing Company of New York for their publication INDIA RUBBER WORLD which reports on all matters relating to the rubber and tire industry.


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Page 34 reports QUERIES and ANSWERS as well as INFORMATION WANTED. Both are relating to questions from readers.


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Page 35 (the inside back cover) is an advert from The Elliott Chemical Works of Newton, MA for their noncorrosive soldering fluid.


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Page 36 (the outside back cover) is an advert from The Pope Mfg Co of Hartford, CT for their Columbia bicycles.

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