With '41 guards I'd go with that too. Last bikes built before the war. GaryFinally changed the thread title. Although there is evidence that point in two different directions. I'm going with what the serial numbers say.
Frames are '41 and hubs are late '41.
I'm calling them '41's
Wow that's awesome! Because of these bikes I've kinda wanted to research Walco. I'd love to find some memorabilia from the '41-'49 related to the store.Great finds!!! Don't know if anyone else remembers Walthour and Hood Co, but I knew some of those guys. A salesman named Bob Williams called on my Dad. Bill Anthony was sales manager. I went to their warehouse a couple of times but it was on Rogers St. in Atlanta then. I still have a 1965 Walthour and Hood bicycle catalog. Thanks!!!