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The Electric Hand

The Electric Hand Social Lubricators Button Museum
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WHAT IS IT? THE ELECTRICAL HAND
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Cream background with text on the top and bottom curving with the button. In the center is a hand in blue sleeve with it's pointer finger up. The illustration is surrounded by a red circle with an outline

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Greenduck Co. Chicago
PAT FEB 13 1917
Picture of a duck
Union Bug
No. 1215675

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The Electric Hand was a column-mounted electro-mechanical shifter located under the rim of the steering wheel in 1935-38 Essex, or Terraplane, and Hudson models. It was advertised as a feature to make driving easier and safer because the driver could shift gears without having to take your hands off of the steering wheel. The Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit manufactured the Terraplane between 1932 and 1938.

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AD0372
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