If you feel shipping is to high send me your zip code, I will be glad to check the rate for your area. I have a list for Schwinn, Westfield Elgin and Columbia. 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 men's model loses the chainguard , brace handlebars and head light. Modern skinny tired 27 inch bikes would have been trashed quickly. The 1949 models appear to be carry over from the 1948 bikes.
Higgins, Schwinn, and World were all good bikes. It has very little rust and needs a good cleaning. Bike has amazing original paint with pin striping unknown to other collectors with restored versions. The two larger ones fit nicely inside the original clamp. Other than what is mentioned it would be a great vintage bike to add to your collection. 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. The bike had chrome plated fenders with a Delta light mounted on them with a battery tube on the down tube and 24 x 2.
Will be shipped partially disassembled. They were so proud of this that they even used his name to advertise the bike. Thank you and have a great day! We kids didn't like Columbia, or Murray. The Senior model and Motorbikes appear to carry over. Like this estate find Pre-War Wards Hawthorne bicycle. The frame has been professionally powder coated evergreen for quality and durability. This is a 70's era Hawthorne bike I believe sold by Montgomery Ward stores.
This is not a perfect bike and does not shine like new, the paint has quite a lot of wear as does the chrome, but it has a great patina and rides great! They had small chain guards, torpedo headlights without tanks or carriers. The Hawthorne brand, however, is likely gone forever. Yup, the Durilium was a silver king essentially. It does need some more sanding where and around the head badge and on the forks. But has some scratches and scrapes.
For 1935 the Moto Bikes appear to be pretty much carried over from 1934. Montgomery Ward continued to compete against Sears and other large department store chains, fighting for relevance in an ever-growing marketplace. Please view them carefully and ask any questions. With a little tlc and it would look awesome. We coasted several miles down very steep four wheel drive jeep roads. A sturdy bike society still grows in Europe and it is not surprising to discover bike lanes in many big cities.
Hawthorne was Montgomery Wards house brand. Tires are flat and cracking, shifter is hard to turn, scratches, brakes need work, seat has some cracking one rivet pulled on back. Throughout the 1970's, bike manufacture exploded and over 15 thousand bikes were being generated. Yet even the ideal quotes will certainly provide a figure that is off the mark by at the very least 10 years. I proceeded to drain my bank account and go and try to buy the bike.
These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Hammered with envy I Hustled 2 of my high end bikes out the door to fill the pockets with green. A lady at the auction told me that this bike belonged to her brother. This is the only bike with this frame in the '39 catalog. Parcels over 4 pounds ship via Priority Mail International and have some loss indemnity at no charge.
One of the members here has been in the process of gathering as many serial numbers and pic's as people will send in order to better date and document all the Cleveland Welding built bikes. Bike has been in my garage collecting dust, needs a new home, selling in as is condition, may need ajusting, tune-up etc. But small specifics advises that that AutoMoto is definitely a vintage bike, as a matter of fact, the quick messenger bike of its day. So it may be less according to your location but should not be more than the amount shown. This bike has many nice components as can be seen in photos. They were produced and sold from the 1930s until the 1960s.