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HAWK64
02-08-2017, 07:56 PM
Back in the time when smoking & cigarette lighters were still popular in motor cars Studebaker had them fitted as an accessory or perhaps a necessity!! I wonder how many owners have their lighters working today?
To support the cravings of smokers Studebaker along with other Car Manufacturers brought out complimentary lighters. I recall seeing one with Studebaker Erskine meaning they went back to the late Twenties at least.
The image shows a selection from the late Thirties to the Sixties with the Lark & Mercedes on one lighter plus the Gravely example after their takeover by Studebaker in 1960.The boxed Studebaker International by Zippo is nice & passionately hunted by serious Zippo collectors. By the way I do not smoke!!61967

WLB
02-08-2017, 08:15 PM
That is great. I'm sure trhy are hard ti find

8E45E
02-08-2017, 08:34 PM
Here's another Lark lighter: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?42697-Lark-lighters

Craig

63 R2 Hawk
02-08-2017, 11:08 PM
Usually the thermal fuse on the hot wire post fails, otherwise there's no reason for the in-dash cigarette lighter to fail unless the lighter element burns out or the wiring gets smoked. I removed the defective thermal fuse on mine and placed an in-line 10A fuse (no, I didn't have to cut any wiring to do it) so I can use the lighter socket for a power connection for phone chargers, GPS, small inverters, etc.

Bullet
02-08-2017, 11:35 PM
I don't smoke either, but like the Zippo. Almost looks likeEd could have issued it.

Mark

Blue 15G
02-09-2017, 08:05 AM
I noticed the one lighter marked Byrl S. Kline. This dealership was near or in Reading, PA as I recall. I saw some Studebaker literature marked with his dealership name and location while I was shopping at an antique mall out in that area a few years ago.

HAWK64
02-09-2017, 06:46 PM
I noticed the one lighter marked Byrl S. Kline. This dealership was near or in Reading, PA as I recall. I saw some Studebaker literature marked with his dealership name and location while I was shopping at an antique mall out in that area a few years ago.

Dave,
This is the image of the Kline Dealership building on the reverse of the lighter if you recall same.61978

Blue 15G
02-10-2017, 09:31 AM
Thanks for the picture of the reverse side of the Kline Dealership lighter. I didn't actually see the building itself while I was out that way.

2R5
02-10-2017, 10:59 AM
61982Here's a few , I have one of the musical ones still in its original box and one that's loose

Studebaker Wheel
02-10-2017, 01:56 PM
I note that there are two different threads on this same topic. Will post on both....for the record. My lighters are in 4 different display cases therefore the multiple images. Yes, I have two of the musical lighters.
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