46 Schwinn Attic find

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Dgoldman

Finally riding a big boys bike
Well, it took me a year to find what I was looking for. It's what I believe to be a early post war 46. This bike came from a small town in Pennsylvania. The new owners of the 80 year old house were cleaning it out and going through everything that was left in it. It was a state tax sale because the previous owner didn't pay her property taxes. She was around 80 years old and needed to be moved to an assisted care facility. She had no relatives so the house was sold with everything inside. The new owner went into the attic and their was this bike. Looks to be used very little. Paint is really good, chrome is good, seat is a leather Messinger. It has a tapered kick stand. The front and back tires are the original B.F. Goodrich Standards. They are not cracked and still soft with good tread. Tank is really good with the horn unit and battery tray inperfect condition. A original battery was in it dated 1947. Unbelievably, it still has a charge on it of 1.36 volts. The front fender light has corrosion and ate a hole through one side at the rear (Bummer). Battery tray is corroded so I will need to figure that out. I've been told it has a very un-common tank decal. Super excited to clean up, service and ride.
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Dgoldman

Finally riding a big boys bike
Nice bike but I'm leaning more towards '47 though. V/r Shawn
V/r Shawn,

Thanks for your input. I'm hearing a lot that's all over the map. Do you know of any other identifiers? I am going to pull the crank this weekend and see what it says.
 
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cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Wow!
That bike is spectacular!
It sure seems like a lot of the super nice original condition bikes have some sort of battery acid damage.
Keeping a well maintained bike meant having the electrics working at all times, so when the bike got stored, unfortunately, the batteries weren't removed.
It's amazing that the battery in the tank still had some charge left on it.
Too bad the same couldn't been said about the Fenderlight.
 

sarmisluters

Finally riding a big boys bike
Well, it took me a year to find what I was looking for. It's what I believe to be a early post war 46. This bike came from a small town in Pennsylvania. The new owners of the 80 year old house were cleaning it out and going through everything that was left in it. It was a state tax sale because the previous owner didn't pay her property taxes. She was around 80 years old and needed to be moved to an assisted care facility. She had no relatives so the house was sold with everything inside. The new owner went into the attic and their was this bike. Looks to be used very little. Paint is really good, chrome is good, seat is a leather Messinger. It has a tapered kick stand. The front and back tires are the original B.F. Goodrich Standards. They are not cracked and still soft with good tread. Tank is really good with the horn unit and battery tray inperfect condition. A original battery was in it dated 1947. Unbelievably, it still has a charge on it of 1.36 volts. The front fender light has corrosion and ate a hole through one side at the rear (Bummer). Battery tray is corroded so I will need to figure that out. I've been told it has a very un-common tank decal. Super excited to clean up, service and ride.


That’s tragic the lady who couldn’t pay her property taxes lost everything.
Sad indeed,
perhaps the bike was her Rosebud ?
 

cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
This is why Howard Jarvis should be carved into Mount Rushmore.
No American should ever be forced to lose or sell their property because they couldn't keep up with the inflation rate of the taxation.
Paying a tax based on the market value of something is a scam.
It doesn't matter what it's worth.
You only have that value when you sell it.
Then you can pay the tax on it. Not before.
 

Intense One

I live for the CABE
Well, it took me a year to find what I was looking for. It's what I believe to be a early post war 46. This bike came from a small town in Pennsylvania. The new owners of the 80 year old house were cleaning it out and going through everything that was left in it. It was a state tax sale because the previous owner didn't pay her property taxes. She was around 80 years old and needed to be moved to an assisted care facility. She had no relatives so the house was sold with everything inside. The new owner went into the attic and their was this bike. Looks to be used very little. Paint is really good, chrome is good, seat is a leather Messinger. It has a tapered kick stand. The front and back tires are the original B.F. Goodrich Standards. They are not cracked and still soft with good tread. Tank is really good with the horn unit and battery tray inperfect condition. A original battery was in it dated 1947. Unbelievably, it still has a charge on it of 1.36 volts. The front fender light has corrosion and ate a hole through one side at the rear (Bummer). Battery tray is corroded so I will need to figure that out. I've been told it has a very un-common tank decal. Super excited to clean up, service and ride.
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Lucky guy...she's a cutie...
 
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