My dad bought this bike at a garage sale, It had been sitting out in the Lodi Sun for a long time.  I more or less named this site after this bike, because I felt it needed to be "redignified"

Before picture - Hawthorne bicycle

Hawthorne handlebar jewel

I lovingly scraped off the re-paint with a razorblade to figure out the pattern of the original paint.  After I did a lot of searching on google, I guessed it was a Ward's Hawthorne bike, from the late thirties.

b0359a serial number, found when buffing the rust off

painted with red rustoleum, a pretty close color match

i did my own pinstripping, leftover cream from my car

restored 1939 Hawthorne bike

Redignify !

rides nicely, looks nice now

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