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go-studebaker
03-08-2007, 06:12 AM
Hi,
I am not too sure, but my best guess would be, and I am stabbing blindly in the dark here, Studebaker.

Diffo

Greg Diffen
Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
1988 Avanti Convertible

go-studebaker
03-08-2007, 06:12 AM
Hi,
I am not too sure, but my best guess would be, and I am stabbing blindly in the dark here, Studebaker.

Diffo

Greg Diffen
Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
1988 Avanti Convertible

Algimantas
03-08-2007, 06:24 AM
What factory produced steering wheels for Studebaker US6?

Roscomacaw
03-08-2007, 10:50 AM
Actually, It might have been contracted out. In gathering info for an overview of horn buttons, I found that a company named Erie Resistor made alot of the plastic horn buttons that Studebaker used. When I did a bit of looking into what had become of Erie Resistor, I found that they'd basically merged and kept on under a different name. But what also came to light is that they supplied complete steering column assemblies to various automakers - Studebaker included.;) This would seem to explain THEM being the ultimate source of the horn buttons since the buttons were but a part of a complete steering column setup.:D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
03-08-2007, 10:50 AM
Actually, It might have been contracted out. In gathering info for an overview of horn buttons, I found that a company named Erie Resistor made alot of the plastic horn buttons that Studebaker used. When I did a bit of looking into what had become of Erie Resistor, I found that they'd basically merged and kept on under a different name. But what also came to light is that they supplied complete steering column assemblies to various automakers - Studebaker included.;) This would seem to explain THEM being the ultimate source of the horn buttons since the buttons were but a part of a complete steering column setup.:D

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

skyway
03-08-2007, 12:11 PM
Thanks Bob,

Erie Resistor is a supplier I had not heard of before. Real interesting.

Gary

skyway
03-08-2007, 12:11 PM
Thanks Bob,

Erie Resistor is a supplier I had not heard of before. Real interesting.

Gary

garyash
03-08-2007, 06:09 PM
The steering wheels I have from M5 and M16 trucks are black molded plastic painted tan. On the backs, the word "SHELLER" is molded into the wheels. I expect that Sheller also made the steering wheels for the US6 trucks, but someone would need to look on the back of a wheel to confirm. I think the Sheller plant was in Toledo, Ohio.

Here's the history of Sheller, the later Sheller-Globe, and its current status.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheller-Globe_Corporation

Here's a little more of the details of what happened to Sheller:
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051107/NEWS13/511070339/0/NEWS

Why do you ask about the steering wheels?

By the way, Mr. Biggs, many of the horn buttons were made by Ross, the steering gear people. If you look on the back of the black Bakelite insert for the M truck buttons,you'll see "Pat. No. 21061222". This is for the "push and twist" horn buttons. It was issued to Ross in the 1930s. Ross is still there in Lafayette, IN, but now owned by TRW. I have copies of the original Ross drawings, first issued in 1936. Strangely, Ross/TRW still has them in their drawing files!


[img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/gary_ash_m5_sm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
Dartmouth, Mass.
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
web site at http://www.studegarage.com

garyash
03-08-2007, 06:09 PM
The steering wheels I have from M5 and M16 trucks are black molded plastic painted tan. On the backs, the word "SHELLER" is molded into the wheels. I expect that Sheller also made the steering wheels for the US6 trucks, but someone would need to look on the back of a wheel to confirm. I think the Sheller plant was in Toledo, Ohio.

Here's the history of Sheller, the later Sheller-Globe, and its current status.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheller-Globe_Corporation

Here's a little more of the details of what happened to Sheller:
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051107/NEWS13/511070339/0/NEWS

Why do you ask about the steering wheels?

By the way, Mr. Biggs, many of the horn buttons were made by Ross, the steering gear people. If you look on the back of the black Bakelite insert for the M truck buttons,you'll see "Pat. No. 21061222". This is for the "push and twist" horn buttons. It was issued to Ross in the 1930s. Ross is still there in Lafayette, IN, but now owned by TRW. I have copies of the original Ross drawings, first issued in 1936. Strangely, Ross/TRW still has them in their drawing files!


[img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/gary_ash_m5_sm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
Dartmouth, Mass.
'48 M5
'65 Wagonaire Commander
'63 Wagonaire Standard
web site at http://www.studegarage.com

Algimantas
03-09-2007, 01:34 AM
Thanks for answers

Algimantas
03-09-2007, 01:34 AM
Thanks for answers

go-studebaker
03-09-2007, 06:20 AM
Hi,
I actually presume you want a steering wheel for your truck. My first answer was joking with you.

There are a lot of Stude 6 X 6 in Australia. I went into a junkyard of old Vanguards just outside of Melbourne 20 years ago and the bloke had 3 new body shells for Stude 6 x 6 created motor diffs etc and probably new wheels. Remember we got a lot of those trucks in the Pacific rim.

You probably have to dig further affied than the US for parts.

Regards
Greg

Greg Diffen
Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
1988 Avanti Convertible

go-studebaker
03-09-2007, 06:20 AM
Hi,
I actually presume you want a steering wheel for your truck. My first answer was joking with you.

There are a lot of Stude 6 X 6 in Australia. I went into a junkyard of old Vanguards just outside of Melbourne 20 years ago and the bloke had 3 new body shells for Stude 6 x 6 created motor diffs etc and probably new wheels. Remember we got a lot of those trucks in the Pacific rim.

You probably have to dig further affied than the US for parts.

Regards
Greg

Greg Diffen
Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
1988 Avanti Convertible

Roscomacaw
03-09-2007, 09:47 AM
Thanks Gary,

Yes, I knew of the Ross buttons as well. That same basic button was used on many, MANY vehicles thru the years. I have, in my collection, a couple of the buttons that SAY Ross Cam & Lever steering on them.
Sheller I've never looked into, but I've certainly seen that name enough on wheels I've laid hands on over the years! So - me being birthed in Toledo - there's a chance the wheel in Pete started life there as well.:) Small world. My Grandpa Pete spent most of his life in Toldeo and it was he I decided to name the Transtar after.[^]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe

Roscomacaw
03-09-2007, 09:47 AM
Thanks Gary,

Yes, I knew of the Ross buttons as well. That same basic button was used on many, MANY vehicles thru the years. I have, in my collection, a couple of the buttons that SAY Ross Cam & Lever steering on them.
Sheller I've never looked into, but I've certainly seen that name enough on wheels I've laid hands on over the years! So - me being birthed in Toledo - there's a chance the wheel in Pete started life there as well.:) Small world. My Grandpa Pete spent most of his life in Toldeo and it was he I decided to name the Transtar after.[^]

Miscreant adrift in
the BerStuda Triangle
http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/906179/2006/12/7/truckonhill3.jpg

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe