You may see them anywhere, they may turn up anywhere, including eBay. When searching for a serial number, use our serial search bar - it's the second bar on. This Hawthorne has the Blue and silver badge of the 50's. In case you missed it, we can take you back for a look! As a Snyder it most likely dates to 1934 or 1935. I took the bike down to bear metal and found lots of brass welding and a tonof it on the front fork which has the three fins.
Many Hawthorne bicycles share a lot in common with other bicycles built by the two primary companies, Cleveland Welding, and H. As I said, there were manufacturers making some very similar frames. Such Hawthorne Bicycle are presented in museums and are considered prizes. Hawthorne was Montgomery Wards house brand. It is always hard to be sure which company produced a Moto-Balloon frame because the style is the most generic style of balloon bike built but the style of the plate crown coupled with other small details noted by others in this thread makes it very likely it is a Snyder product.
These books include pictures of bikes manufactured over the years, with details on when the bike was made, the manufacturer and the value of the bike. The AutoMoto Porteur is an attractive silver bike along with wings on the equipment protector and a small head light affixeded to the frontal wheel guard. Look for any identifying marks on the bike, including the manufacturer's name and a model number. Original color is red and white. I'm looking forward to more pictures after you finish your rebuild. Specialty parts are available online or can easily be customizeded. Sorry, but can't remember the member's handle.
One of t he most desirable of these is the 1936-1939. If you were there, here is a second look! The rarest bikes in North The united state are those that were constructed before the 1970's. The fact that the All American description seemed similar to your bike illustrates the piece needs photographs as the two are chalk and cheese. This is why bikes throughout and after 1970 are easier to find. It has the early straight stay rear end coupled with a unique bent down tube and uses a straight bar tank also unique to the model. The red is darkening out to more of a brick red, and the white is cracking. If you search for 1234, you will only find bikes with serial numbers of 1234 and serials close to that - not a bike with serial number of 12345689.
Get it on the road and enjoy it. Hawthorne was a brand of Montgomery Ward stores. This bicycle seems to have had a halfhearted effort to restore it. This frame is often referred to as a double bar roadster. The finest thing about aged bikes is that they are sturdily made in the fashion that is expected from a couple of years earlier. This is the only bike with this frame in the '39 catalog.
But small specifics advises that that AutoMoto is definitely a vintage bike, as a matter of fact, the quick messenger bike of its day. When people dig up an existing bike that looks from an additional age, in their attics or basements, they usually attempt discovering a professional to establish exactly how much it is worth. This is the largest theft of classic bicycles and parts in history. They were made with a number of different badges. These are very sought after by collectors today.
If some one has a thought on this let me know I appreciate input. The Hawthorne versions were dubbed the , and differed only slightly. This page and site, all design and contents, all photos unless otherwise noted are Copyright? I also see what you are saying why this fork looks different than the three stack crown of the earlier bikes. If the dryer does not heat or heats intermittently the coils could be defective. Although still thought about vintage pieces, they are much less populared by enthusiasts. Copyright © 2001 - 2019 VintageMachinery.
Fenders are completely round, painted to match, and in decent shape - other than the chewed on ends, couple scratches and a few dents. I resently picked up a beat up but in tacked mongomery ward Hawthorne bicycle, I love to restore old things like this as well as cars but I have never had such a hard time figuring out what exactly this year is. The front emblem is also brass. Neither color has smooth or glossy paint, but there are numerous scratches and wear points where the paint is missing. Like this estate find Pre-War Wards Hawthorne bicycle.