Earlier, I mentioned working on a saddle projects for the Schwinn New World. It turns out that the project was acquiring an original Mesinger Tourist saddle for the bike. It turns out an online shop was parting out a 1941 New World and the bike had a decent quality, original Mesinger tourist oil skin saddle. These usually turn up in abysmal shape, when they turn up at all. This is one of the most intact versions of the original saddle I've come across. Luckily it was for sale, and I acquired it for hte New World.
So it turns out I'll have not only a period saddle, but an original cataloged piece of equipment made for the New World itself.