Late War Schwinn New World

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  1. #1 Posted Dec 1, 2016

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I just finished the restoration of a either late 1945 or 1946 Schwinn New World. Original paint. f2b8e482bf34d64a554db2f23a6fcc40.jpg b8836c062e581f9f3b8af0f699f7fdeb.jpg 857dca816a5d89a81fd9c5824bde8797.jpg 5b04aa84cea14ce01181860fc4e8fc4f.jpg b82b60c5ce9746395ae2ebe7922bac85.jpg f1adac5a85f12cd78b57b37ea1f833ab.jpg

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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I agree- probably right after WWII. I have had a couple E-series SN New Worlds over the years. Both were made right before WWII. I sold one and am rebuilding another now.
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I'm thinking it's a late 1945 or 1946. The 1946 catalog shows the integral kick stand. ceb462d9866bc513ea07aa603f75a47b.jpg

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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Make note of the number of digits when dating a Schwinn. The New World above has six digits not five. E162095 So.......

    11/11/1948 ------------------ E159713 ---------------- E163763


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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    So you think it's a 48?

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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Coolio! I have a couple of prewar 40 or 41s with the cycle lock forks and the Sturmy Archer 3 speeds. They are in rough condition but are solid for restorations.

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  8. #8 Posted Dec 1, 2016

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Oh good catch, I'll have to look at my SNs again. They were E-series, but they may well have had only 5 digits. These were 1941 era bikes with varying degrees of black out parts.
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    With the blackout parts they might be 1942 bikes. I have an original 1942 all blackout parts. I'll check and post the serial numbers.

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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    The green one I had may well have been so. It had a lot of black out parts on it. This red one looks a little earlier, but not a lot- perhaps a year or so.
     
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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Looks like a tapered kickstand which was used in 1946.