This is my first post and I am new at old bicycles too. I picked up an oldie at a garage sale for $5. I thought I would clean it up and paint it for my daughter. Now I am interested in finding out the age and any other info. The brass badge on the front reads "Century" made in USA. It has a blue and white seat with a "S" on it. It is a Schwinn seat but I'm not sure it is original to the bike. The serial number is on the bottom under the pedal bearings. It is: 52847 and under that is has J9. It also has FAC or EAC just to the right of the serial number but at a slant not in line with the other number. The Lady told me that she got it from a friend of hers when she was a kid. She told me that her friend bought it at a used bicycle shop. So, it was bought twice used and the lady I got it from is about late 70's. I am thinking it is from the 30's or 40's. Not too sure. I have completely taken it apart. The fenders and chain guard are chrome. The handle bar is not chrome. It looks like copper pipe under the grips. All of the frame is brazed. The Clamp that holds the seat rod is brazed to the bike frame. Can anyone help me inlearning more about this, what will be a, beautiful vintage bicycle. Could it be "Century Cycle Co."
Thanks in advance.