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The Electric Hand

The Electric Hand Social Lubricators Button Museum
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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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This button promotes a new feature in the 1935 Terraplane, a car brand and model built by the Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, between 1932 and 1938. 

The Electric Hand was a column-mounted electro-mechanical shifter located under the rim of the steering wheel in the1935-38 Essex/Terraplane and Hudson models. It was advertised as a feautre to make driving easier and safer because you could shift gears without having to take your hands off of the steering wheel.

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