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02-13-2010, 07:35 PM
Anyone know what this goes to? Year and or Model? I picked this up at a garage sale because I thought it was a cool item.
Thanks for any info!




Studebaker Wheel
02-13-2010, 08:00 PM
Amazing to find one NOS in the original box. It is part number AC-93 and it originally listed for $8.50. This mirror clock first offered in the 1932 model year but was applicable also for the 1931 and 1933. If you want to make a few dollars off it I would be interested.

Richard Quinn
Editor emeritus: Antique Studebaker Review

02-14-2010, 05:11 PM
My father had an NOS one of these for his Model A Ford that he had never installed. He passed it and a bunch of parts on to a young local Model A fan for a few bucks. My father wanted someone young that was interested in Model As to get it. The young guy ended up dying many years before my father. I don't know what happened to the clock.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

02-14-2010, 09:45 PM
Send the instruction to it to the template page guy. And pictures, that way if someone gets one without the box they at least know what you now know. Helps us all out. I just did that with a AC compass I found.


02-14-2010, 10:09 PM
The clock/watch is not an electric operation. It is a standard wind-up operation. I wonder if the "STUDEBAKER ELECTRIC" on the face refers to an electric Studebaker. To me, the unit looks like late-20s to early-30s, so that wouldn't fit in with electric Studebakers.
Now I just read what Richard wrote. My time frame was correct. Perhaps Richard, or someone else, can explain why it states "ELECTRIC" on the face.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

02-14-2010, 10:47 PM
The use of the name "Studebaker Electric" is strange, since its a wind-type clock. Was there a "Studebaker Electric Clock Co.", maybe a subsidiary of the Studebaker watch co.?

1950 Champion
W-3 4 Dr. Sedan
Holdrege NE

02-15-2010, 10:35 AM
Lots of history with that Standard Mirror Co. The owner, Paul Bartell, invented the day-night mirror; his daughter became a nun and a major anti-nuclear activist. They were still a major supplier in the 70's, and of course had a troubled labor relationship; several SEIU figures began by working there, and wrote about it.

I suggest that "electric" may refer to the method of silvering the mirror glass.