that fork is definitely bent. also, check that black line around the top tube, where it meets the head tube, make sure it's not cracked. looks like somebody hit something pretty hard.
as far as the date, CWC made skiptooths into the 50's, i believe. is there more to your serial number? should have a letter in front.
my guess is late 40's to early 50's.
check the "CABE" for more info. (maybe join up and post your bike, too.) Cleveland Welding S/N Project?