1939 Hawthorne Comet

This Hawthorne Comet is about as original as they get. As mentioned in the 1939 Montgomery Ward catalog, this bike was available with a “Shockmaster” springer fork or 3-plate crown truss fork. The only colors available were red with white trim. Tires were Ward Riverside white sidewalls, on Lobdell drop center enameled rims. The saddle was by Troxel, and the Peddles were made by the Torrington Co. The bike was equipped with a New Departure 1-speed or 2-speed coaster brake, and New Departure WD front hub. The headlight was the same as used on most pre-war bicycles, a Delta front loading “Torpedo”. Overall a very sharp looking bicycle for only 24.95!

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9 hole carrier with reflector

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Long spring saddle

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Delta horn unit with removable battery tray

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Pedals and grips appear to be incorrect.

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Delta horne button

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