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Hello...

This bicycle is a postwar Montgomery Ward Hawthorne deluxe model... absolutely, positively, no doubt whatsoever. The basket is not original to the bicycle and the special headlight with green shaded lens is missing. Fenders should be hammer-finish metallic gray. Tires were originally Riverside whitewalls. Front suspension here appears to be partly detached. The original electric tail light, brake light and turn signal assembly is missing from the rear carrier (it attached where the 2 screw holes are at the rear of the carrier). Likewise, the turn-signal switch and electric cable are also missing. The original pedals that had chromed straps around the rubber treads (said "HAWTHORNE") are also missing. This was a very top-of-the-line model.

Of course we have a mint condition original boy's model in Maroon and hammer-finish gray.

While H.P. Snyder Company did indeed make this model for Montgomery Ward department stores,
Snyder's factories were not only in Little Falls, New York. Manufacturing location could also depend on what region of the country where this bicycle was sold new.

Of course, National Bicycle History Archive of America has a complete record of Hawthorne bicycles including original catalogues, photographs and more. All going back to the beginning of the brand. So yes, we have all of the original literature.

Leon Dixon
National Bicycle History Archive of America
(NBHAA.com)
Hey Leon, thanks for the detailed info.

Where on the website can I access the catalogues and photos of these bicycles?

Thanks again!

-Nick
 
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Hey Leon, thanks for the detailed info.

Where on the website can I access the catalogues and photos of these bicycles?

Thanks again!

-Nick
Hello,

You are most welcome.

If by "website" you mean National Bicycle History Archive of America, please know that NBHAA.com is not a do-it-yourself web site. There is no way that we could possibly have over 80,000 catalogues all digitized and set up for DIY access.

So for special information you need to submit a request for an NBHAA Detailed Report as outlined in the FACs section.

Hope this helps.

Leon Dixon
National Bicycle History Archive of America
(NBHAA.com)
 
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