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ST2DE5
12-18-2009, 01:14 PM
My old car buddy gave me a Christmas present yesterday.
It's the second row from the left 3rd one down. What does it fit? This is mr. Biggs collection.
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd185/51stude/S2400140.jpg

7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
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Chris_Dresbach
12-18-2009, 01:16 PM
WOW!!!:D:D:D

Chris Dresbach

mbstude
12-18-2009, 01:21 PM
Somewhere around '39...? Likely for Commanders and Coupe Expresses.

The light colored one (first row, second one down) is the same one I recently bought from the Shrock Brothers. Harry Barnes' '38 Commander had a C Cab truck button and I couldn't stand it. :)

COMMANDERPINK1
12-18-2009, 01:36 PM
What a cool collection of horn buttons. Its amazing what directions one can take in the LOVE of all things STUDEBAKER

http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx240/TOMLSEXTON/Iowa036.jpg

Roscomacaw
12-18-2009, 07:55 PM
Matthew has it narrowed down pretty good. There's a bunch of buttons of this style that have variations in color AND shape. I've wanted to do an article about them like I did regarding postwar buttons, but I can't even begin to know which ones I don't have examples of and what they might look like.
Best I can determine, the '34 President was the first Stude to have anything but a rather plain button. There WERE some that were color matched to the steering wheels, but it was with the '34 Pres that any sort of name or logo showed up.

http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/30906179/aview/58_Avatar.jpg
1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Roscomacaw
12-19-2009, 12:18 AM
I'd mentioned awhile back that the horn button display had moved to a new home. I never did show it, although a few fellow Stude nuts have seen the collection since it's relocation. Here's a couple of pics.

http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/30906179/aview/buttoncab2.jpg

http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/30906179/aview/buttoncab1.jpg

http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/30906179/aview/58_Avatar.jpg
1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Chris_Dresbach
12-19-2009, 12:23 AM
Well, might as well ask, what is the button in a '40 Champion supposed to look like, being that the one in the one I'm getting is kinda gross.[:0][?]
I dont know why either, but what is it about horn buttons? They fasinate me too!:D[8D]

Chris Dresbach

Chris_Dresbach
12-19-2009, 12:26 AM
Whats the story behind the buttons on the top shelf, upper left in the cabinet? They all look the same, but I dont recognise the different color patterns. Experimentals?[?]:)

Chris Dresbach

Roscomacaw
12-19-2009, 12:44 AM
Chris, if the 40 has a solid spoke wheel, the button will look like the one that Matthew described - although the color of the button and the center medallion may be different. If the car has a "banjo" wheel, the proper "button" would sit in a chromed 3-spoke ring and look like the red & Ivory one on the lower edge of the bottom shelf - the one (I believe) with "STUDEBAKER" slanting upwards, from left to right.

Yes, the odd-colored buttons are prototypes that were spirited away from engineering as the plant closed down.:D

http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/30906179/aview/58_Avatar.jpg
1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

StudeRich
12-19-2009, 12:44 AM
I am sorry, but I just cannot imagine any other make of car having designs THAT beautiful, and so many variations and types! [:p] WOW! [^]

StudeRich

Studebaker Wheel
12-19-2009, 02:24 AM
http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/39-40champhornbutton2.jpg?t=1261210259

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee285/studeq/39champdashcopy.jpg?t=1261210336

The 1939-40 Custom Champion steering wheel used a horn button like the one shown in the top photo (3" in diameter). It is brown. The Deluxe 1939-40 Champions used the banjo type wheel which had a white tenite type button. The 2nd photo shows a pre-production Deluxe Champion. The wheel and wood grain instrument panel are correct for the Deluxe cars. Non-standard features in this photo include the wiper button (atop the dash), pedal pads, and gear shift lever.

Richard Quinn
Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

clonelark
12-19-2009, 09:33 AM
I think my favorite is a 52 horn ring,Biggs love your collection these horn buttons are a work of art.

If it wasn't for the last minute i'd never get anything done.
http://i45.tinypic.com/68cxs3.jpg

Roscomacaw
12-19-2009, 11:34 AM
Thanks Bob - and others -AND Mr. Quinn. That 39-40 banjo wheel button is one I don't have. Maybe I need to re-up with ASC so's I can score some more of these pre-war buttons! The earliest button I am positive about (in my display)is a from a 1927. In the second photo of the display cabinet, it's the brownish one - second row, left of center, and has a metal lever sticking out at the 10 o'clock position. Sadly, I had a button from a teens Studebaker (it was just a simple, black knob of a button)and dropped it one day. To my horror, it shattered into lots of pieces.:( It would be pretty easy to come up with a similar know as an example of what the earliest knobs were like, but I've striven to have ONLY confirmed and original Studebaker buttons - no repops.[^]

http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/30906179/aview/58_Avatar.jpg
1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

Chris_Dresbach
12-19-2009, 01:43 PM
The champion I am getting must not be the deluxe model. It has the regular spoke steering wheel and (a very dirty) horn button like the one pictured. Metal dash.:)

Chris Dresbach