Help identify this old bike
Went shopping at the landfill the other day and pulled this out because it looked old. I realized that the upper cross tube went nice and low like the old Schwinn step through bikes. I've been thinking about doing a build on a 24" bike for a smaller person, maybe a lady so I'm thinking maybe this one. It has been painted along the way so there are no decals to help identify it. The chain guard is distinctive if anybody recognizes it. Front fork is like the one on my 34 Elgin. Rim width is 1.175. The bike is heavy and appears to be well made. Serial # is 5H237115 and was located next to the rear axle on the left hand side... on the dropout I think it's called. Can anybody help?
Someday when I grow up I will probably lose interest in toys with wheels, but until then...