Monark Built TANKLESS 5bar thread(Hawthorne Twin)


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fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
19,079
34,383
East Los
#61
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. View attachment 868332

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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)
You're an angel Marty! Thank you!
 

Kickstand3

I live for the CABE
May 16, 2014
1,766
4,739
Grapevine Tx
#62
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. View attachment 868332

View attachment 868333

View attachment 868334

View attachment 868335

View attachment 868336

View attachment 868337
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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Mine is Blue .



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cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
6,500
21,457
Costa Mesa, California. United States
#64
Wow!
That is some pretty interesting evidence right there.
The only other original once I've seen were red, and they both had the New Departure brake.
I'll be really curious to see if the next blue one to show up, has the Morrow.
Maybe one little bit of info that was not gleaned about these bikes before.
 
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fordmike65

Riding a '37 Colson Imperial
Mar 4, 2012
19,079
34,383
East Los
#72
I finally got my 37/38 Hawthorne Twinbar rolling.
So, here it is!
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This is the same bike that Stradalite Josh posted earlier in this thread.
Yep! The one that looks like he snagged it while deep sea fishing. Lol!
AWESOME! Bringing it to the Cyclone Coasters Monark March Ride??
 

cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
6,500
21,457
Costa Mesa, California. United States
#80
Have no fear!
Do not despair!
They can be brought back!
Here’s the as found picture of my bike.
It looked pretty much ready for the dumpster, all except for that elusive saddle.
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Here she is now, after a few self help therapy sessions.
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Thanks to the,
Hawthorne Twin-Bar Ressurection Society
 
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