Ash Receiver on Gear Shift Lever (Dec, 1929)

Ash Receiver on Gear Shift Lever

AN ASH receiver at the driver’s finger tips has been invented by an automotive manufacturer to be attached to the gear shift lever, replacing the gear shift ball. The receiver is made of heavy brass and nickel and enameled in assorted colors. The novelty is constructed to withstand hard usage, be useful, and add a colorful touch to the car equipment.

  1. Jari says: September 28, 20109:46 am

    And when changing gears, you unawarely stick your thumb inside, while cigarette butt is still smouldering….

  2. Kosher Ham says: September 28, 201012:24 pm

    It looks too small for a chain smoker.

  3. slim says: September 28, 20101:11 pm

    This is so dumb, it’s beautiful. For one thing, how would you empty it?

  4. Firebrand38 says: September 28, 20101:41 pm

    What do you think? You turn the car upside down and shake it.

    Gee, maybe the cup is an insert that slips out, or the knob unscrews.

  5. Kosher Ham says: September 30, 201011:06 am

    Perhaps the ash tray should be on the steering wheel.

  6. rick s. says: October 1, 20107:59 pm

    Notice that certificate strapped to the steering column. Up until a few years after WWII drivers had those leather driver’s license and registration certificate holders with celluloid windows in them strapped to the steering column so they could display their licenses. Don’t know why they felt they had to do that but they did. Anyways that’s what you are seeing there.


  7. DouglasUrantia says: October 3, 201012:03 pm

    yes, those plastic holders were ousted because anyone could read it and know your name and home address. Now the cops have computers and just read your license for your info.


  8. rick s. says: October 3, 20104:16 pm

    That’s right Douglas. Also, just try even finding the steering column on todays cars 😉


  9. Toronto says: October 3, 20108:02 pm

    They moved briefly to the sun visor “wallet” in the late ’60s, when the key moved to the column and made the strap-one ones difficult to fit.

    I remember our visor held the car’s papers, coins for parking, several maps, and a little auxiliary visor made of green plastic to block the setting sun.

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