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hausdok
08-27-2018, 04:12 PM
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StudeNewby
08-27-2018, 05:07 PM
I see several other manufacturers' tags, but no Studebakers. Can someone tell us if there are distinguishing marks to look for?

Guido
08-27-2018, 09:06 PM
The auctioneers are well known in the carriage and buggy world.

Guido
08-27-2018, 09:09 PM
I see several other manufacturers' tags, but no Studebakers. Can someone tell us if there are distinguishing marks to look for?

Many time the axle ends are marked, you need to remove a wheel to see. It is imperfect as Studebaker sold axles to other manufacturers. On wagons the design of the hubs and spokes is a clue.

57pack
08-27-2018, 09:12 PM
IF I recall correctly, Studebaker wagons and carriages had a distinctive wheel construction design.
The spokes were notched into the wheel.

studeclunker
08-28-2018, 03:13 PM
The Studebaker spoke design is not a good test anymore either. They didn't patent the wheels and allowed other manufacturers to freely copy their design. Also, on a lot of vehicles the wheels have long since been replaced. I can see at least six vehicles that might be Studebakers. However they were all common designs. That Rockaway though is very, very similar to a genuine Studebaker I have seen in someone else's carriage house. Another place to look is on the front edge of the front seat, under the cushion. There might be a round button placed there by the distribution centre. however a high-end vehicle like that Rockaway and the drop-front (phaeton) buggy usually had grease, or hub, caps that bore the Studebaker name. As has been mentioned here, chassis iron is not a perfect place to check, however any reach-type vehicle will have Studebaker cast into the Fifth-wheel and those were only used for Studebakers. Sometimes it was also embossed on the reach(es), once again only on a Studebaker high-end vehicle.

About the button under the front seat: This was a uniquely Studebaker thing. So if you pull up a seat cushion and find a (nickle-sized) circle impressed into the front seat frame with a nail hole in the middle, chances are you have found a Studebaker.