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14x7
11-04-2008, 08:27 PM
I was wondering can anyone out there in studebaker land,tell me about Patio furntuire ,that Stude dealers won for selling the most cars in (i.e. a month, or a Quarter? Manufactuer's Name? How long did the contest run? I have some ,and although not studebaker material, I liked to know some or any details of this hertiage.I'd upload pictures , but It's hard loading pictures.

Had a 50 packard once.

StudeRich
11-05-2008, 03:51 PM
Studebaker hired the J.B. McDonald Co. a promotions Co. to produce a catalog, kinda like a S&H green Stamps catalog during 1960 to help sell the Lark after they were hit by the big three competition Compact cars.

We got a Jacobson Reel type 2 Cycle gas powered Lawn Mower, I got a Remington Model 512A Bolt Action Repeater (magazine load) 22 Rifle, G.E. alarm clock, an actual PORTABLE AC/DC Philco AM Radio etc. Mom got a Westinghouse Electric Roaster Oven, the cart for it, camping gear, Thermos 1 gal. tapper jug, Coleman White gas cook stove, and Lantern and we did get a round white metal table with a hole in the center and a tilting umbrella Yellow and White, and lined also had a fringe on the edge with a spike to go in the ground to stabilize it, I am having a hard time remembering the brand name of that, Cosco maybe? but all were the best AMERICAN made items available at the time! [:0]

Dad got points for each sale, even a few for Used cars and more for harder sales like Trucks and Hawks, he racked up an amazing amount of points in those "glory days" of the new Lark, as he was a well known, seasoned Studebaker salesman in the Inglewood, CA (Los Angeles suburb) since 1955!

To get these "points" you did not need to "win", just SELL! [^]
Then we ordered what we had the points for from the Catalog and Studebaker paid J. B. McDonald Corp. for the shipping and tax, something you never hear about today!
It may have lasted 4 to 6 Months.

StudeRich -Studebakers Northwest Ferndale, WA

lstude
11-05-2008, 04:59 PM
I have a catalog, I think 1952, that has lots of item that the Studebaker salesmen could pick from, like furniture, shoes, clothes, appliances, etc.

I will try to find it and post some pictures.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/MyStudebakernobackgroundsm.jpg

lstude
11-05-2008, 06:58 PM
I found my catalog. It was printed in 1953. It is too big for my scanner so some of the pages are cut off. The catalog has 64 pages back & front.

Here are some of them.

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/Studebakersalesmanscatalogcoversm.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/Studebakersalesmanscatalogbackcover.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/Studebakersalesmanscatalogorderform.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/Studebakersalesmanscatalogappliance.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/Studebakersalesmanscatalogtablessm.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/Studebakersalesmanscatalogtoolssm.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/StudebakersalesmanscatalogLawnmower.jpg


Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q8/LHSJR/MyStudebakernobackgroundsm.jpg

JimmieD
11-05-2008, 08:37 PM
Hah, what a great 'retro' piece! Yeah, mom always wore high heels in the kitchen when baking, right...

StudeRich
11-05-2008, 08:53 PM
That is cool Leonard! If I remember right the required points were coded in the last half of the order number.

That is even the same MacDonald Corp. but by 1960 I think they had dropped the Cappel from the name.

Wow! there's my Jacobsen Lawn Mower Dad got when I was 17! [^]
It was a bright ORANGE beauty with a powerful 2 Cycle Engine, chain driven blade and belt driven wheels!

StudeRich -Studebakers Northwest Ferndale, WA

14x7
11-08-2008, 11:11 PM
Thanks for posting Leonard! I still have two of the costco utility tables that I like to call em! And we had at one time one of those costco stools with the stairs. I threw out one of the costco tables that would of made my collection three! I have these folding lawn chairs with wooden slats ,and built with alumminum tube frame work. My dad would sometimes sand and stain the slats of wood. Stain'em in that Red cedar color. They would look sharp! I would have to sand and stain also sometimes . I've come to appreciate the look of wood!I 've got to post a picture sometime!

Had a 50 packard once.