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Dayton Cyclery

 
 
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By TeamOHE, May 22, 2021
1. Dayton Cyclery Marker
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Originally a sewing machine manufacturer in the 1800s, by 1977, Dayton-based Huffy Corporation was the largest producer of bicycles in the world.

In the mid-1800s, the high-wheel bicycle was popular, but dangerous to ride. Only the young and fit dared to take it on. The introduction of the "safety" bicycle in the late 1880s changed all that. With wheels of equal size, it was much easier and safer to ride. Soon everyone was taking up the sport of bike riding.

Companies large and small began making "safety” bikes. In 1892, the Davis Sewing Machine Company (later known as Huffy) started manufacturing bicycles. By 1900, there were over 1,000 bicycle manufacturers in the United States, including Dayton's own Wright brothers.

Built in 1969 in Carillon Historical Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1977.
 
Location. 39° 43.704′ N, 84° 12.15′ W. Marker is in Moraine, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Carillon Boulevard 0.3 miles west of South Patterson Boulevard, on the

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By TeamOHE, May 22, 2021
2. Dayton Cyclery Marker
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left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2830 Great Miami River Recreational Trail, Dayton OH 45439, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bowling Green Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith Covered Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Miami and Erie Canal Lock No. 17 (within shouting distance of this marker); James F. Dickie Family Transportation Center (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great 1913 Flood Exhibit Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Canal Superintendent's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Morrison Iron Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Dayton Sales (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moraine.
 
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By TeamOHE, May 22, 2021
3. Dayton Cyclery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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