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Also, wood bkocks on the pedals where ive normally seen an oil based product. Still learning about this hobby and wasn't sure about wood block pedals.
Hello, and Welcome, David.
I can't help with the bike date (there will be experts along shortly).
Wood block pedals could be from a 1940's refurbishment. Both Bicycles and Rubber were in short supply during WW2. Older bicycles were refurbished, and the rubber pedal blocks on new pedals during this period were replaced with wood.