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Old 09-11-09, 10:12 AM   #1
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Ward Hawthorne

A friend gave me a Wards Hawthorne mens bike. He said it's a 1947 bike. Since I don't know much about vintage bikes I need some help.
First, I've cleaned it up and it looks good. I need a chain and the seat needs to be re-done.
Under the bottom bracket the number: GO1649 or G01649 is stamped. Don't know what numbers Hawthorne used and what they mean can anyone help?
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Old 09-11-09, 06:01 PM   #2
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Sold by Montgomery wards but made by someone else. It's not a diamond frame is it?
Try www.thecabe.com, they're much more savvy with that kind of bike.
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Old 09-11-09, 06:15 PM   #3
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'Hawthorne' was the Ward house brand, so possibly most or every model of bicycle they sold was a 'Hawthorne'. Pictures would help. 1947? Possibly a Cleveland Welding bike?

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Old 09-15-09, 03:19 PM   #4
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Any luck?

Any luck figuring out the vintage of the Hawthorne? I haven't found a good site to look up Hawthorne's that are post 1930's vintage.

Example: http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/bik/1360641494.html
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No pic?It wasn't made.
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