This advertisement from 1946 for Monark Bicycles reads:
One Year’s Fire and Theft Insurance at No Extra Cost!
Postwar reality in modern design is yours when you buy your new 1946 Monark, the beauty bike of America. It’s new from the ground up!
Just take a look at all the features . . . airplane-type headlight . . . double spring showck absorbing fork for smoother riding . . . airline-style pedal crank . . . streamline auto-type rear reflector . . . built-in auto-type tank horn, and many others. Get ready to see this super new Monark.
Watch for the new 1946 famous aluminum Silver King!