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Old 08-02-2020, 02:12 PM   #21
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I often see Model A's and other vintage cars at shows with multicolored swirled glass shift knobs. If fact, my '31 Chrysler came with one when I bought it. I know these knobs were not factory stock but were they common during the era these cars were built? Or, are they just a recent fad among older car owners?

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yes but expensive $450.00 and higher and different shape made out of slag glass.
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Old 08-03-2020, 07:24 AM   #22
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I had one in my black Tudor in the 1990s.
One day I went into second gear and it split in two.
I was pleased that it did not lay my hand open, but never considered having another one......
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Old 08-03-2020, 05:46 PM   #23
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Thanks for all the replies. I was surprised to find the glass knobs were available in the 30's as I thought they were just a recent fad. I learn something new every day.

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Old 08-04-2020, 08:42 PM   #24
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I like the looks of them but I prefer the black stock knobs, keep it original and it will never go out of style.
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Old 08-04-2020, 09:19 PM   #25
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Interesting posts, just today I came across this picture of a Ford dealership here in New Zealand taken in 1935. Notice the bear knobs under the glass counter.
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Old 08-05-2020, 04:20 AM   #26
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Wow, great picture thanks for sharing. I can remember my dad had a shift knob that had a picture of a women under glass. I don't think it was home made as I always remember it looking factory. Anyone ever seen or have one like that?
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Old 08-05-2020, 12:40 PM   #27
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I have shifter knobs (have a Mitchell OD with one too) that are made from polished rocks. Those could have been made who knows when.
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