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Huffy Corp. got its start in the Day­ton area 125 years ago.

■ 1892: Davis Sewing Ma­chine Com­pany pro­duced its first bi­cy­cle.

■ 1924: The com­pany, which had shifted its fo­cus to bi­cy­cles, started call­ing them “Huff­man bi­cy­cles” and was op­er­at­ing as Huff­man Man­u­fac­tur­ing Co.

■ 1942: Huffy cre­ated 4,000 mil­i­tary bikes for troops in World War II.

■ 1949: Huffy in­tro­duced train­ing wheels.

■ 1979: The busi­ness’ 30 mil­lionth bike made it into the Smith­so­nian.

A worker checks a bike at fi­nal in­spec­tion on Huffy’s pro­duc­tion line in 1980.

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