This advertisement, issued before Christmas 1948 shows a new 1949 Schwinn B6 Autocycle. The bike shown is fully equipped, with spring fork and fore-wheel brake. The ad reads:
When your young hopeful asks for a Schwinn-Built bike for Christmas you may be mighty sure he, or she, has the word on bicycles! For among youngsters — America’s real “bike experts” — Schwinn rates a four-to-one over any other make.
For over 50 years, Arnold, Schwinn & Company has been manufacturing bicycles that are unsurpassed for nifty looks and smooth riding, for long life and safety. Share the thrill of seeing that wonderful big Schwinn under your tree this Christmas. You can find your nearest Schwinn dealer in your Classified Telephone Directory listed under “bicycles”.