Green/White Hawthorne - original paint

Apr 1, 2014
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Here is my 1956? Hawthorne - washed off the dust and did the wd40 and ice car wax to it. Will get new tires and better seat soon, but thought it looks so cool I would submit this picture. Who built these for Wards? anyone know what the original chain guard looked like?
 
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Thank you. This Hawthorne is a special bike for sure, seems to look great from every angle. Actually was stored away up in the rafters of an old garage for many years.
 
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That's a Rollfast (Snyder) built bike, going by the dropouts and sprocket. The dropouts are hard to see, but they look like they have the elongated holes for the fender and rack mounts. I searched for a pic of that year bike and didn't find one that matched your frame, so I'm not sure which chain guard that bike would have. Maybe it's there in the barn somewhere.
 
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