By RON SELAK JR. Tribune Chronicle
August F. Thumm's mother, discouraged her son was working as a plumber for less than three cents an hour, recommended he consider a different line of work - maybe something with mechanical devices because of his fondness for tinkering and skill with his hands.
Augie Thumm, August's grandson, said his granddad always had an affinity for motorcycles and bicycles, and taking his mother's advice, August F. Thumm went into business with his brother, Karl, selling Harley-Davidson motorcycles, bicycles and tires.
Augie Thumm, owner and operator of Thumm’s Family-Owned Bike & Clock Shop, works Tuesday on a bike at his shop on West Market Street in Warren. This week, Augie Thumm, a third-generation bicycle man, and his wife, Linda, are celebrating the centennial anniversary of the family business.