Monark Built TANKLESS 5bar thread(Hawthorne Twin)


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fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
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cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
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#51
This is from the 1937 Montgomery Wards Christmas sales catalog.
I hadn't seen this particular advertisment before.
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I had an internal debate going about the correct headlight for the initial version of this model bike, but now, I think it's pretty safe to say, that the standard single post, front load Delta "Torpedo," is the correct light for this inaugural Monark built,Twin-Bar/5Bar bicycle.
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Here's the mail order form.
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Wouldn't it be crazy, to fill this out, mail it in, and have a brand new Hawthorne Twin-Bar show up at the door about six weeks later?
I can just about hear the Twilight Zone music now. Lol!
 

Freqman1

Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline
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#52
"Weighs only 50lbs" That'll build them calf muscles young fella! I love reading this old advertising. V/r Shawn
 
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cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
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#53
"Weighs only 50lbs" That'll build them calf muscles young fella! I love reading this old advertising. V/r Shawn

Yeah, the other catalog copy from the 37/38 Fall/Winter catalog was so blurry, that you couldn't read it.
I made sure to get a nice clear picture of this one, for future reference.
The ad in the Fall/Winter catalog appears to show the bike with a standard torpedo light mounted on the fender, but then shows what looks like the "fat" torpedo in the specification detail.
The text is so fuzzy, that you can't read it clearly, which I think led to the confusion over which light was correct for the first generation model.
The only original bike I've seen with its light intact, was the standard type Delta Torpedo with the single post fender mount.
 

fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
19,216
34,895
East Los
#54
This is from the 1937 Montgomery Wards Christmas sales catalog.
I hadn't seen this particular advertisment before. View attachment 861422
I had an internal debate going about the correct headlight for the initial version of this model bike, but now, I think it's pretty safe to say, that the standard single post, front load Delta "Torpedo," is the correct light for this inaugural Monark built,Twin-Bar/5Bar bicycle.
View attachment 861424
Here's the mail order form.
View attachment 861423
Wouldn't it be crazy, to fill this out, mail it in, and have a brand new Hawthorne Twin-Bar show up at the door about six weeks later?
I can just about hear the Twilight Zone music now. Lol!
Yeah, the other catalog copy from the 37/38 Fall/Winter catalog was so blurry, that you couldn't read it.
I made sure to get a nice clear picture of this one, for future reference.
The ad in the Fall/Winter catalog appears to show the bike with a standard torpedo light mounted on the fender, but then shows what looks like the "fat" torpedo in the specification detail.
The text is so fuzzy, that you can't read it clearly, which I think led to the confusion over which light was correct for the first generation model.
The only original bike I've seen with its light intact, was the standard type Delta Torpedo with the single post fender mount.
Thanks so much for this Marty!!! What a great reference! BTW...I told ya it was just a regular Delta torpedo:smirk:
 
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fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
19,216
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East Los
#59
Yeah, lots of differences. The oddest one is that light tho. I've also seen it on a couple CWC Hawthornes, but never Monark. Strange....
Maybe that light is more of a Hawthorne(MW) thing than a manufacturer characteristic. Like the upswespt chainstays on both Snyder and CWC built Zeps. Then it seems that CWC adopted it as their own. Hmmmm.....
 

cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
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#60
Nothing really new here, but it was always frustrating, to not be able to read the text in the blurry reprints of this advertisement previously posted.
Fall37/Winter38 Montgomery Wards catalog.
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One interesting note, was the mention of the Indian Red model being equipped with the New Departure coaster brake, and the Dark Blue model being equipped with the Morrow brake.
Color/Equipment specific?
Interesting!
In the equipment specifications section it just says, Morrow or New Departure, so it's not really clear, if that was actually the case.
Based on the catalog evidence, it appears that this particular model was only made for a few months spanning the Fall of 1937 and the Winter of 1938.
Also of note, is the price fluctuations for each of the three catalogs.
$24.88 for Christmas of 1937
$27.95 for Winter of 1938
$26.95 for Summer of 1938 (issued with equipment alterations)
 
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