Re: Help identify this old bike
it's definitely not a schwinn. you can tell by the welds. from the rear triangle, it looks like a Hawthorne, but it could be a number of different brands, all made by Cleveland Welding. i don't think the chainguard belongs, but i dunno, i can't recall seeing one like that before. front chainrings are usually a good way to figure out bikes, but yours is just a standard Wald sprocket, that were found on tons of bikes back then.
date-wise, i'd say maayyybe, late 50's, early 60's.
what kind of coaster brake does it have? any other brand names on the rims, or anywhere else?