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SergioG
02-24-2017, 12:30 AM
Hi, I was reviewing my 1948 accessories brochure and noticed that Studebaker made its own car-care products (i.e. Wax, Polish, Tar Remover, Radiator Flushes, etc). I thought it would be an interesting novelty to pick up a couple of them to put in the "Man-Cave", however, when I found a couple of the original cans on eBay, I found that those things were expensive - one was about $80.

Now, here are my questions:

1). Are these original Studebaker cans that collectable, or do people simply gouge those of us that are newcomers to the Studebaker world and don't know any better?

2). Is there a place better than eBay to pick up a few of these cans?

3). Are some of these cans more collectable than others? If so, how does one know which are the more valuable ones and which are common?

Thanks,
Sergio

Studebaker Wheel
02-24-2017, 04:47 AM
There were dozens of different products offered in each decade starting in the early 1930's. Prices are all over the board but most quite reasonable. The exceptions being the very old and the very small. The "General Use" oil can for example shown in image #3 has sold for over $200! Just depends on what you want and what you are willing to pay.

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TWChamp
02-24-2017, 07:22 AM
You can find better deals at the Studebaker swap meets or even check out Studebaker International, as I saw them selling some last year when I was there.

jackb
02-24-2017, 07:53 AM
I can swear by the radiator 2-part can .... but wear GLOVES" !!!

Skip Lackie
02-24-2017, 08:02 AM
You can find better deals at the Studebaker swap meets or even check out Studebaker International, as I saw them selling some last year when I was there.

Agree. They're often only a few dollars or so. I gave away a bunch of empty Trim Care cans last year for nothing. Bought them by the case 30 years ago and used them up. Good product.

GrumpyOne
02-24-2017, 08:22 AM
I can swear by the radiator 2-part can .... but wear GLOVES" !!!


I got some of that stuff "buried" somewhere...

SergioG
02-24-2017, 04:04 PM
Thank you to all who replied. This gave me a much more realistic way to look at this novelty part of the hobby. I'd be interested in getting a few cans, but will wait to attend the my first swap meet or Studebaker event whenever that happens.

Thanks,
Sergio

SergioG
02-24-2017, 04:06 PM
Hello GrumpyOne...if you find them one day and are interested in selling a few, drop me a note and a few pictures and we can discuss.

Best Regards,
Sergio

SergioG
02-24-2017, 04:10 PM
Hi Richard, -- $200 for a littler oil can - WOW! Very nice collection I have to say! I'm just interested in getting a few. Not looking to go crazy on the $$$, but I'm willing to pay a reasonable amount for a few nice cans of the late 1940s time frame. My accessory brochure shows which were available for my 1948 Champion Regal Deluxe, so at least I know what I'm looking for, but still too new at this to know what is valuable and what is commonplace. - Thanks!

Best Regards,
Sergio

StudeRich
02-24-2017, 04:24 PM
All Antique Containers like these of ANY Kind that were "disposable" in their Day, are very collectible, pricey and rare Today.

ndynis
02-24-2017, 04:56 PM
I would just like to thank Richard Quinn for always being so willing to share his knowledge and his huge physical collection of just about everything that ever had a Studebaker name on it. I have only been an addict for about 7 or 8 years and really enjoy getting to see some of the items that I would never otherwise even know existed: like about 90% of what is in the current photos!
Thanks!
Nick

8E45E
02-24-2017, 05:05 PM
Agree. They're often only a few dollars or so. I gave away a bunch of empty Trim Care cans last year for nothing. Bought them by the case 30 years ago and used them up. Good product.

I remember when one could still buy them, and other cleaning products from Newman & Altman in the 1980's which were still at their circa-1968 price.

Craig

57pack
02-24-2017, 05:17 PM
I would add a can of bug and tar remover or trim care when I placed an order with Newman & Altman back in the old days.

GrumpyOne
02-25-2017, 01:23 AM
Hello GrumpyOne...if you find them one day and are interested in selling a few, drop me a note and a few pictures and we can discuss.

Best Regards,
Sergio


I have an "empty" example before me and it's in good shape except for minor dimples from opening the lids on each side...

61Lark
02-25-2017, 11:31 AM
SI still sells the original cooling system cleaner.

http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb.dll?parta~dyndetail~Z5Z5Z50001003a~Z5Z5Z5AAPSF~P12.50~~~~S4UV0QO6FG7324121607 0a~Z5Z5Z5~Z5Z5Z50001003a (http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb.dll?parta~dyndetail~Z5Z5Z50001003a~Z5Z5Z5AAPSF~P12.50~~~~S4UV0QO6FG7324121607 0a~Z5Z5Z5~Z5Z5Z50001003a)

And a few others that are reproductions also.

http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb.dll?parta~dyndetail~Z5Z5Z50001003a~Z5Z5Z5AAMSR~P8.00~~~~S4UV0QO6FG73241216070 a~Z5Z5Z5~Z5Z5Z50001003a

http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb.dll?parta~dyndetail~Z5Z5Z50001003a~Z5Z5Z5AAMSU~P8.00~~~~S4UV0QO6FG73241216070 a~Z5Z5Z5~Z5Z5Z50001003a

http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb.dll?parta~dyndetail~Z5Z5Z50001003a~Z5Z5Z5AAMSQ~P8.00~~~~S4UV0QO6FG73241216070 a~Z5Z5Z5~Z5Z5Z50001003a

SergioG
03-01-2017, 11:21 PM
Hi 61Lark. thank you. I check out a few of those products and they don't match the actual ones in the accessories brochure. I'm guessing those in the links above are the more modern version of some of the products available in 1948. - I do however thank you for the effort and the help.

Studebaker Wheel
03-02-2017, 02:18 AM
I would just like to thank Richard Quinn for always being so willing to share his knowledge and his huge physical collection of just about everything that ever had a Studebaker name on it. I have only been an addict for about 7 or 8 years and really enjoy getting to see some of the items that I would never otherwise even know existed: like about 90% of what is in the current photos!
Thanks!
Nick

Thanks. Attaching below images of two large colorful display posters (2 X 3 foot+) that Studebaker sent out periodically for use in the parts and service areas of the dealership. These were new in the original mailing tubes when I found them.

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SergioG
03-02-2017, 04:02 PM
Wow...Richard, where do you find all of this great stuff?

63avanti.
03-02-2017, 07:20 PM
Those posters are great! I Have a few of those cans but didn't realize Studebaker had so
Many different products.