I have started refurbishing this pre-war bike and am interested in determining the make. Someone did a halfway respectable paint job at some point and I don't think I can remove the paint without rendering the headtube badge unreadable. The only specifics I can give are that it is equipped with a Fauber Special crankset with patent '98 stamped in the NDS arm and a New Departure Model A hub. The logo on the saddle is worn off. Also, the fork tips are fully enclosed, no dropout. The fork legs must be spread to remove the front wheel. The bike is super rough right now but I am excited to mostly restore it and get it on the road again.
If someone has an inkling and needs more details or pictures I would be happy to oblige.
Thanks for your interest!
The stem and seatpost wedge bolts have square heads like some welding gas tanks. They are both fortunately turning freely, although the seatpost has a homemade shim around it for some reason.