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  • Unusual Studebaker Items #15 (smoker's lights)
    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

  • #2
    Over on H.A.M.B (?) in the last few weeks there was literature for an accessory cigarette lighter. A port on the dash into which the driver could insert the unlit cigarette. Studebaker accessory group was the company listed. I just tried a few searches there but came up empty


    • #3
      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"


      • #4
        I've seen similar automatic lighters...and puffers...advertised for prewar English cars.
        63 Avanti R1 2788
        1914 Stutz Bearcat
        (George Barris replica)

        Washington State


        • #5
          On the shelf in my barn I have a PRESTOLITE unit that is six-volt and ataches to the dash. The way it works is you load 12 cigarettes into it. As you drive along you press a button and in a few seconds a lit cigarette rolls out onto a tray. I picked it up at Hershey years ago for a few bucks still in the box. I just thought it was very neat, I don't smoke.
          Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain !



          • #6
            I was sorting some old parts today, and found something sort of in that vein. A cigarette lighter that incorporates a small map light with switch. Not sure if it will work without the heating element getting hot? Maybe the switch diverts the current from the heater to the bulb.
            Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands