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Pictured below are items from of our collection of jacks, and some sent in by other collectors

Information has been gleaned from a variety of sources, and we make no gaurantees as to accuracy of information.

Further information, and additional pictures of jacks are welcomed.

Where we have made statements or assumptions in error, corrections etc are invited.

The majority of these jacks were found in Australia. Where pictures have been submitted from overseas viewers, it has been noted.

 

Australian Jacks --- Overseas Jacks ---- Unknown Provenance

Imported Makers found locally:

ACME
ADAPTO
AJAX
ASHLAND Mfg Co
AUSCO (Auto Specialties Manuf. Co (Canada)
Bilstein
Bingham Stamping Co
BTC (Britool, British Tool Co)
CLYNO
DUFF / DUFF BARRET
EASTERBROOK, ALLCARD & CO LTD SHEFFIELD
ELITE Mfg Co of ASHLAND OHIO
ERN LAKE
EVERSURE
HARVEY FROST (UK)
INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER (USA)
KIMBLE
KING DICK(UK)
LAKE & ELLIOTT (UK)
LADA
METALLIFACTURE (UK)
NATIONAL STANDARD Co (USA)
PRATT CHICAGO
PRIMA BIRMINGHAM (UK)
SAMSON ROTAX
SHELLEY UK (see also Steve Giles' fab webpages of UK jacks)
SIMPLEX (USA)
SMITHS (UK)
SRIG (France)
STORZ (Germany)
SureLift
TANGYE (UK)
VAUGHAN BROS (UK)
WALKER (USA)
WEED CHAIN (USA)
WODEN (UK)
WOOD HALEY (Easterbrook)


OVERSEAS MAKERS  

Photo Courtesy © John Hawking.

Screw Jack marked "ACME 7"

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

ACME 7(in) J155 Screw jack

ACME 7in Screw jack

 

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

ACME J156 Screw Jack

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

ADAPTO Screw Jack

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

AJAX AUTO PARTS Screw Jacks - 2 variations

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

AJAX AUTO PARTS Screw Jack

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

THE ASHLAND MFG Co ratchet jack ( Ashland Manufacturing Co. produced jacks for sale to both auto parts stores and O.E. Manufactures of Automobiles into the late 1920's).

 

Advertising from 1944 Motor Age shows an Ausco jack with pictorial suggestions that they were involved in the war effort on many continents.

Auto Specialties Manufacturing (AUSCO) had been producing automotive jacks and service equipment since the early 1930's. They sold their product designs and tooling to the U.S. Jack Company when they discontinued their after-market business in 1988.

U.S. Jack Company was founded in 1988, and has continued the tradition that AUSCO started of fine quality American made products. Limited parts inventory for some of the early AUSCO products are still available but becoming scarcer with each passing year.

A full line of replacement parts and seal kits are readily available for today’s line up of U.S. Jack products.

ref: http://www.usaonly.us/Company/454/u-s--jack-co-.aspx

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Ausco Hydraulic Jack, silmiar style to the one in the advertising above.

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Bumper Jack by Auto Specialties Windsor Ont

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Ratchet type side lift jack

Drednaut Auto Jack No 85, Auto Specialties Mfg Co, St Joseph Mich Windsor Ont

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Ratchet type side lift jack

Drednaut Auto Jack, Auto Specialties Mfg Co, St Joseph Mich Windsor Ont.

Variation on the one above

Drednaut Model 6-41403 Scissors Jack 2500 Lb Capacity

Reputed to have come with a Ford Mustang

Photo © Ozwrenches.

10.5 inches tall, marked "SJ 300" on body, Handle marked "St. Joe Mich. & Windsor Can / Auto Spec'ties Mfg Co SJ 75"

Auto Specilaties were known as "AUSCO" in advertising, see above.

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

 

Two variations of a No 13, possibly by Ausco

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

SJ50 x 2 (Ausco?) Note that the SJ prefix seems to be the casting component number

Photo Courtesy © John Hawking.

Ausco no 91.

Auto Specilaties were known as "AUSCO" in advertising, see above.

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Made in Canada in 1944 Auto Specialties

SJ-900 4 Ton Capacity

Photo © Ozwrenches.

Marked "Patent Applied for, 984, SJ 1420" - thought to be by Ausco due to the SJ prefix common with the one above.

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

(Ausco) SJ1470

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Ausco SJ2000, 2 Ton Capacity. Jack has a flip top.

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Ausco SJ11350, Made in Canada, Windsor, Ontario

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Bilstein EL20 screw jack

Pic below shows the EL20 and EL42 for comparison

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Bilstein EL42 Din 76024. Information sought.

Note that a previous owner has welded a piece of roughly cut bar to use it as a side access jack

Photo © Ozwrenches.

Bilstein EP4 E DIN 76022 screw jack rated 1200kg

Photo © Cees Roeleveld in the Netherlands

Bilstein EP5 1500 kg screw jack. The jack came with a GERMAN  FORD TRANSIT circa 1970-1976

 

Photo © Cees Roeleveld in the Netherlands

Bilstein (no model no) screw jack. The jack came with a GERMAN  FORD TRANSIT circa 1970-1976

Photo © Ozwrenches.

Bilstein VW side lift.

This jack was supplied with a VW beetle in Australia according to the previous owner.

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

BB & Co 2 bottle jack, unusual design, and has brass or bronze scew housing

Information sought.

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Pressed Steel Jack.

It has an inscription on the underside which reads:

Pat No 1888776, Other Patents Pending, Made in USA, Bingham Stamping Co, Toledo, Ohio

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Left - Bottle jack marked "J McEwan Co London". Below - this and previous jacks compared for size and features.

Information sought.

Photo © Ozwrenches.

Typical Smiths Jacking Systems type pillar jack

The jack does not have the SJS and other writing within the oval on top of the head gear, just the raised oval and "ENGLAND" below the oval.

On the stem above the jacking point it is marked "B.T.C. ENGLAND" this is the mark of 'British Tool & Engineering Co of Wolverhampton, better know for their line of tools marked "BRITOOL"

The jacking tube is square, hollow, and 1-3/16" OD, 8 inches long.

It is not known what cars this was supplied with. If you know, please make contact

 

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Clyno was a popular English car in the 1920's

Who was JBL W?

Corres from NewMoody may have resolved the JBL W mystery:

Jenks Brothers Ltd of Wolverhampton. Jenks Bros were an offshoot of Britool. Britool eventually purchased the Clyno plant when it folded.

Clyno made over 40,000 motorcars during the 1920's before folding. They were also based in Wolverhampton.

Photo © Cees Roeleveld in the Netherlands

Coram 3.5 ton hydraulic jack with screw extension, made in Taiwan.

The jack came with an Iveco van circa 1975

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

EX Model Depose

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Ratcheting Jack marked: The Duff Mfg Co, Pittsburg PA No 08

Photos Courtesy © John Hawking

Ratcheting Jack marked: The Duff Mfg Co, Pittsburg PA No 08

Similar to the one above.

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Ratcheting Jack marked:

The Duff Mfg Co, Pittsburg PA No 107

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Duff Norton British Made 20 Tons.

Genuine DUFF BARRETT Trade Mark.

 

Photo © Ozwrenches.

Dunlop 6 Ton LJ17A Hydraulic Jack with screw extension

The number P943 is deeply impressed on the collar.

Photo © Ozwrenches.

ELITE Mfg Co Ashland O(hio) Made in USA, PAT MAY 19 (19)14

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

ELITE Mfg Co Ashland

This jack is in the USA

Photos Courtesy © DÄÑ

Elite Mfg Co No 11 Ashland O

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

(EL)ITE MFG Co No 14 Pat'd Now 3, (19)21 in USA

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Elite Reliable, two versions

 

 

Photo © Ozwrenches.

Elite Mfg Co, Ashland Ohio Car Jack 1911 model T Fords. Cast iron jack. Stands about 17 inches tall and weighs 2.7Kg

This jack is in the USA

Photos Courtesy © DÄÑ

Emco Tire Saver

Original Photo © Daryl Symons

This jack came with an original 1928 Chev Tourer. It is marked ERN LAKE G9 / Pat 194723. Info from NewMoody suggests that the patent date is around April 1923.

The advertising below from an undated Bevan & Edwards catalogue describes 3 models of this jack. The G9 - 9" tall, extends to 15-3/4"

Original Photos © John Hawking

Marked H 9. this jack is very similar to the Ern Lake G9 above, but no maker is marked.

Note that the advertising above mentions 3 models: F7, G9 (pictured) & H10. No mention of H9.

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

ERN - Lake No 245

Pat No267331, 550598

Arthur Ernest Lake, born at Rayne, Essex in 1876, began his business career with the firm of Lake & Elliott in Braintree. In 1920 he moved to Bishop's Stortford and started up in small premises at Dunmow Road, producing car jacks for Fords of Dagenham. The firm grew substantially, later enabling him to acquire the London firm of Harvey Frost & Co Ltd., amalgamating it with his own business in 1935.

Photo © Ozwrenches.

EVERSURE No 902 Combined hydraulic and screw jack, base is of cast aluminium alloy.

Low height is 7 inches.

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Harvey Frost Big Cracker Jack Reg Design No 847419

See below for a comparison of this and the next jack

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Harvey Frost Jack Reg Design No 841257

Photo © Ozwrenches.

Harvey Frost Jack Reg Design No 841257. Type C

Vvariation on the one above

 

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Harvey Frost Co Ltd / Ern Lake Type 7 Screw Jack

A little history

 A prominent business once resident in Dunmow Road, Hokeril was Ernest Lake & Harvey Frost Ltd, manufacturer and trader of motor and garage equipment. Arthur Ernest Lake, born at Rayne, Essex in 1876, began his business career with the firm of Lake & Elliott in Braintree. In 1920 he moved to Bishop’s Stortford and started up in small premises at Dunmow Road, producing car jacks for Fords of Dagenham. The firm grew substantially, later enabling him to acquire the London firm of Harvey Frost & Co Ltd., amalgamating it with his own business in 1935. Harvey Frost was responsible for taking over the patent for what is believed to have been the first piece of garage equipment in this country: a small vulcaniser for repairing car tyres and tubes. He also originated the garage equipment section at the annual Motor Show held first at Earls Court, then latterly at the Birmingham Exhibition Centre. During World War II, the merged firm produced specialist equipment for the armed services, at the same time becoming part of the Birmingham based Brockhouse Group. Arthur Ernest Lake was well known in the district for his strong political convictions, as well as his fearless and outspoken comments on public questions. As an active worker in the Conservative party he took part in the affairs of the Bishop’s Stortford Conservative Association, of which he was vice-chairman for several years. He was also vice-president of the local Chamber of Trade. He died 13 February 1943, aged 67, and was buried at All Saints Church, Hockerill. The company was bought out in 1983 but finally closed on 29 December 1988.

History Link

 

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Marked "INTERNATIONAL & P3008 P3009" The P numbers are most likely part numbers, rather than the model.

It also has the IH logo on the underside, made by International Harvester Co.

This jack is listed as No 12759V for International trucks S-24 (4 cyl) & S-26 (6 cyl)

Also Models A W-1 & A W-2 in 1931 MT-19 parts manual

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Joyce No 2B ratchet jack

Marked: The Joyce Gridland Co, Dayton Ohio, No 2B Patd Oct 29 1895

 

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Monster Jack named Joyce No 76

Marked: Joyce No 76, Dayton Ohio, Patd 9 2 (19)19

To give an idea of the size - it is pictured above with it's owner Dion, and a small selection of his collection

Thanks for these and the hundreds of other pictures you have sent Dion

Pics © Ozwrenches

Tall bottle jack. The only mark is a large "K" incised into the ball and also to the collar below the ball.

Note there are some brass components.

This may be "Kays" and English company, famous for it's oil cans.

Original Photo © Leighton Peacock

Jack marked "METALLIFACTURE, ENFO" also some numbers.

Low Height - 15-3/4"(400mm) - Raised - 27-3/4" (705mm) Handle hole 3/4" (19mm), handle not available to photograph.

See also below.

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Original Photo © Daryl Symons

Some notes from Daryl Symons:
" The Fordson jack on the RHS of the photo is the original that came with our Fordson Major E27N. The one on the left is the same as the one pictured above for the New Farm Major.

The E27N jack has a bevel cog with a pawl (dog) attached to it and by moving the cog up or down with a handle like in the picture (this one is not the original but similar) raising or lowering of the jack is achieved. The later jack (New Major) has a ratchet mechanism and by inserting the handle and moving it from side to side, raising or lowering occurs. The direction is changed by turning the small control either to an upward facing direction or downward. ".

The E27N jack pictured on right has no maker's marks.

Pic © Ozwrenches

Stevensons type side lift jack - no obvious maker. ~ 20 inches tall.

The previous owner claims this came with a Hillman Super Minx.

More info required.

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Two variations of KIMBLE type screw jacks

Original Photo © Ozwrenches

King Dick Triple lift screw jack. Heavy item, over 6 kg, extends from 8 inches to 18 inches.

It seems to have two numbers: B558 and H477 and a logo similar shape lozenge to an MGB logo, with what might be V over W inside.

Info sought.

Photo Courtesy © John Hawking

King Dick B541 screw jack

Low height: 10 inches, 17 inches raised.

Drive: 3/4 inch square drive.

Base: 4 1/2 X 4 1/2 inches, Extending shaft: 1 1/4 inch diameter.

Marked same on both sides.

Info sought.

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Screw Jack KING DICK SF B1125

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Screw Jack KING DICK SF B1881

Photo © Ozwrenches

King Dick A Frame Side Lift Jack marked " King Dick Made in England"

Dimensions:

Height 22-3/4Inches

Hex Drive 3/4AF

Lifter - 5 inch long, inverted U shape

Base - 8 inches wide

Side Bars 7/16 dia

screw 5/8" dia.

Underneath - two sets of 6 punched gripping tabs.

Original colour - black

 

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Ernest Lake Ltd 757-2 with rocking cradle

Photo © Ozwrenches

Lake & Elliot Ltd Screw Jack No CO1604, triple lift screw.

Note the similarity to the S416 below.

Not known what vehicle this was issued with, info required.

Photo © Ozwrenches

Early Lake & Elliot Ltd Ratcheting Screw Jack.

Marked "Lake & Elliot Ltd Braintree England.." No model or year number evident.

Info regarding this jack is sought.

Similar jacks by Auto Specialties (Ausco) are depicted as Model T Ford Jacks.

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Lake & Elliot Ltd 5000kg 5 Ton MX5 / MILLEX

Photo © Ozwrenches.

Lake & Elliott Braintree England - MIDAS DOME 7-3/4 Pat No 250354.

Looks to be missing a flip top.

Info sought

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Lake & Elliot Braintree England

Variation on the one above.

 

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Lake & Elliot Ltd

DL 5-1/2

Pat 235497

 

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Lake & Elliot Ltd Braintree England

DL1111

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

(Lake & Elliott) Midas 8

Single stage jack
Height 8 1/2 inches, extended 13 1/2 inches
Base, 3 1/4 inches X 5 1/4 inches
Drive, 5/8 square

Patent No 11115-03 on the  top of the jack

Photo © Ozwrenches.

(Lake & Elliott) MIDAS JUNIOR 8

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Lake & Elliott Braintree MIDAS 9

It has an unusual jacking point - possibly a flip over part missing.

Photo © Ozwrenches.

(Lake & Elliott Braintree) MIDAS 9

Variation on the one above, not marked with Lake & Elliott

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Lake & Elliott Midas 10, two versions

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Lake & Elliott Braintree / P706T

Light double stage jack

Height 6 inches, stage one extended 9 inches, second stage extended 13 inches Base, 3 inches X 4 3/4 inches Drive, Ovoid, with two cut outs, ! inch X 3/4 inch.

Pic © Ozwrenches.

Lake & Elliot bumper bar jack

This example is missing the base, and possibly other parts.

The numbers shown on the jack are S186 (A L & E Series number) also "68E-17080"

A note from Chris Sanders: "The 68 if meant to be a Ford number would be for a 1936 Ford Model 68 V8. This could have been a jack for one of these made on the aftermarket or accessory market".

From Mike at the House of Newberry: "I too have seen 17080 as a Ford number but would have to chase the ref to find it again. The curiosity (and the confusion) might be that it was an aftersale in this country but standard with a Dagenham export. If you manufactured Fords in Oz then why a UK jack?" Why indeed.

Thanks to the gents above for their help.

Seeking more information regarding this jack and pictuers of a complete one.

 

Photo © Ozwrenches

Lake & Elliott Braintree / S411 15 Cwt

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Lake & Elliott S412 Pat No 184723 / 7 in 35 Cwt,

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Lake & Elliott Ltd S414 Pat No 235497 15 Cwt,

Photo © Ozwrenches.

Lake & Elliott S416,

Marked: "L & E Ltd 5 in / S416 1 Ton"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture below courtesy of Andrew Henshall who has a Jowett Jupiter from 1951.

Andrew states that this jack "I can confirm with absolute certainty that the S416 was original equipment on the MK1 Jupiter (SA model) I believe that the L&E S416 jack was used throughout the Jupiter production period (1950 - 1954), but this might only apply to the factory bodied cars".

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Millenium 7-1/2 U

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Midas 7-1/2 U

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

(Lake & Elliott) Millenium Type M, No 1

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

(Lake & Elliott) Millenium G1, Patented

Photos © Ozwrenches

Millenium Type R no 0, Patent 25880 04

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

(Lake & Elliott) Millenium No 7. U. Express, worm drive

Photo © Ozwrenches.

Lake & Elliott, Made in England, S1028 2 Ton

Photo © John Hawking

LAKE & ELLIOT Ltd 30 CWT S945A / Made in England

2 stage (first screw, second hydraulic) Jack Height, 6 3/4 inches, screw extended 10 inches, hydraulic extended 14 inches

Photo © Ozwrenches.

Lake & Elliott Braintree England - P718S

Info sought.

Photo © Ozwrenches.

Lake & Elliott Ltd Braintree V821B

Availabe to buy, Price $100 + P&P send note through Sales-Contact tab

Photo © Ozwrenches.

Lada Samara Jack.

Looks vaguely similar to some Jag jacks

 

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Lane Bros Co, Pokeepsie, NY, 3000lbs car

Pat Apr 7, 1926

 

 

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Lightning Jack Patent No 19159

No info, but patent number looks to be English

Photos Courtesy © John Hawking

Maxwell Adapto Smiths combination screw jack with jack stand features.

Photo Courtesy © John Hawking

McSherry & Co # 42, Dayton. O.

Tall lever action ratcheting jack, 30 inches tall.

Research notes Courtesy John Hawking

D. E. McSherry & Co. 1126 East Third Street One of the most notable establishments of Dayton is devoted to the production of agricultural machinery, and has achieved a national and almost world-wide reputation. Nearly a quarter of a century has rolled away since the works of D. E. McSherry & Co. were established, and the influences they have exerted in developing the manufacturing interests of the city can not be over estimated. The house was founded in the year 1884, the title of the concern then being McSherry, Kneisly & Co. In 1865 Mr. Kneisly retired and the present designation was then adopted and has been continued up to the present time. The works are among the largest in the city. They have a frontage of 317 feet, extending southwardly 135 feet to the P. G. & St. L. R. R. The buildings occupy three sides of a square. They are of brick, three stories high and were erected in 1868. In the main building are located the offices, machine and carpenter shops, and the planing rooms. In the west wing are additional machine shops and the painting departments. The rear building is 150x25 feet and is used for pattern shops, gate building, grinding, polishing, and as japanning rooms. The machine and blacksmith shops are supplied with a complete line of the finest machinery, including a number of intricate and peculiar construction, specially made to perform certain parts of the work in addition to a full equipment of lathes, planers, power punches, single and gang drill presses, bolt machinery, power hammers, wheel tireing machines and indeed everything necessary in the equipment of so complete and extensive an establishment The foundry is at the east end of the works and the capacity of the cupola is seven tons daily. In the various departments from 100 to 120 skilled mechanics and others are given employment. The firm manufactures: The McSherry Grain Drill, which can justly claim to be the very best appliance of its kind, and has invariably given complete satisfaction. The McSherry Unrivaled Force Feed, which may implicitly be relied upon for accuracy, regularity and evenness. The None Such Spring Tooth Harrow is one of the best appliances made and is worthy the attention of the trade and the agriculturist. It has many entirely new features which greatly enhance its usefulness, and it is substantially and well made and most convenient to set up, and is sure to give complete satisfaction when in operation. The New Model Pulverizing Rotary Disc Harrow is an implement combining all the valuable features of the various kind of disc harrows and is superior to any. The firm also manufactures other agricultural machinery and everything emanating from this house may be relied upon for being of the very best construction. The firm published printing matter relating to all their appliances and they invite correspondence relative to all of them. Their goods are shipped to all parts of the United States, and they have been exported to England, Scotland, Sweden, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and other foreign countries. At the Centennial Exposition the McSherry Drills received the highest award and they have taken prizes and honorable mention at State and County Fairs all over the country. The firm are yet constantly on the alert to introduce improvements in their appliances. The members of the firm are Messrs. D. E. McSherry and Edward Breneman, both of whom have been connected with the house from the period of its inception. In the various ramifications of their business they have borne an important part in extending the reputation of Dayton as a great manufacturing center, as well as fostering the material prosperity of this community. http://www.daytonhistorybooks.com/page/page/1519363.htm

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

"Metallifacture"

Photo © Ozwrenches.

"Metallifacture Patent" side lift jack. Marked on top of the head of winder

Ford vehicles, possibly including Anglia, Zephyr etc. More information required please

Photo © Ozwrenches.

Metallifacture side lift jack. Only mark found on underside of head gear "RP14275"

This jack is believed to be for early MGB as it conforms closely to that shown in the handbook.

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

"Millers Falls No 130"

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

"Millers Falls No 145"

 

Photos © Ozwrenches.

Side lift ratchet jack No 3 by National Standard Co, Niles, Mich USA, Capacity 2000 lbs,

Standard Auto Jacks

 

This jack is in the USA

Photos Courtesy © DÄÑ

Side lift ratchet jack No 20 by National Standard Co

 

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Nissan bumper jack, friction type, like an overgrown VW jack

 

Photo © Ozwrenches.

Flip Top ratchet jack marked "NOBLITT SPARKS INDUSTRIES INDIANAPOLIS"

Info sought

History Brief: Partial Quote: "Arvin traces its origin back to 1919, when Q.G. Noblitt, Frank Sparks and Al Redmond pooled $3,000 and leased an empty grocery store off Kentucky Avenue in Indianapolis. These business giants of later years, started the Indianapolis Air Pump Co. Indianapolis Air Pump manufactured automobile tire pumps for the Ford Motor Co. and other manufacturers. In 1923, Noblitt and Sparks bought out Redmond and moved the company to Greenwood in Johnson County. By that time, the company was selling the Arvin Heater, a big seller because most cars came off the assembly line without heaters. The company also began manufacturing a popular foot accelerator (at the time, car accelerators were most commonly found on the shift column). During the 1920s, the company took the name of Noblitt-Sparks Industries Inc., but its most popular product line was the Arvin heater, named after Richard "Hood" Arvin, a traveling salesman who built and patented the original heater. Noblitt and Sparks bought Arvin's interest in the heater and kept the name; it was short, easy to pronounce and showed up at the beginning of most alphabetical directories. Noblitt, a Bartholomew County native, bought out Sparks in 1929, and the company moved its headquarters and most of its manufacturing facilities to Columbus Indiana, during the 1930s. They changed the name to Arvin Industries in 1950, four years before Mr. Noblitt died." End Partial Quote. The Arvin name came about in 1950... Read more: http://columbusin.proboards.com/thread/47#ixzz2dFi2iAze  

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Oliver Mfg Co Peerless No 58 ratchet jack

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

WM E. Pratt MFG Co, Chicago Ill. No 2 ratchet jack

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

WM E. Pratt MFG Co, Chicago Ill. No 2 ratchet jack

Photo © Ozwrenches.

PRIMA jack Birmingham.

Info invited about this maker and jack.

PRIMA jack Birmingham Pat GB 303201

This "Prima" brand jack was fitted to this original, unrestored 1934 Singer "9" Le Mans Coupe, in California, USA. A patent number is cast into the base: GB 303201, found at: (http://worldwide.espacenet.com/searchResults?ST=singleline&locale=en_EP&submitted=true&DB=worldwide.espacenet.com&query=gb303201 Patented in 1927 to two Englishmen. It is hydraulic! Just a tiny piston in the handle, pushed by screwing in the handle, and a larger one in the body that lifts. "Steve Giles has a similar one pictured on his jacks page: ( http://www.mgaroadster.co.uk/Miscellaneous%20Jacks.htm ) which he attributes to a Ford Model Y (aka Ford 8). It is rather an awkward shape, to store on the car, etc. (on this model Singer, it is partially recessed into the firewall by means of a specially-shaped cutout for the base- see below left), but it's amazingly light and small--pretty much fits in your hand!   Very sophisticated compared to all other car jacks of that period. Pic immediately below is of the 1934 Singer "9" Le Mans Coupe, plate no BPH 65

The owners say that their jack is not working, and they wish to keep the car in its completely original state - if anyone has some ideas on getting it going, get in touch with this webpage and the info will be passed on.

Pic immediately below is of our 1934 Singer "9" Le Mans Coupe, plate no BPH 65

 

 

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

READ

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Record Made in England bottle jack 5 ton

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

RENAULT No.....1200Kg

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Worm Drive Jack Marked "SAMSON ROTAX"

Info sought

Photo © Ozwrenches.

Shelley Double Lift

This example has suffered some mishap and there is casting missing from the top and one side of the crown wheel, see below.

The jack measures 7.5" retracted and 15.75" extended.  It has Double Lift and Pat No 246894 on the top, Shelley down both sides. It has a rather fine square thread on both sections.

Jack base is flat, 6" x 3-3/4". There is a slot 1/4" wide milled down the screw of the second stage.

Steve Gyles has a similar one shown "I think this jack is very similar to the 203 except there is no step/bridge mid way along the base." However, Steve's noted sizes are different.

However, note that this one is taller than the 203, extends further and has a saddle jacking point. The winder (although not available) would have a cross pin to engage.

Photo © Ozwrenches.

Shelley Jack, only marked SHELLEY

Possibly a Land Rover or Range Rover Jack

Low height - 7 inches

Photos Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Shelley Screw Jack

"The jack measures 6.5" high retracted and 14" extended. It is a 3-stage jack.  It looks very similar to the LJ25C in all other details.  However, unlike all LJ-series jacks, this one has no identification numbering and lettering on the opposite side of the central barrel to the SHELLEY lettering". - ref Steve Gyles: http://www.mgaroadster.co.uk/shelley_jacks.htm

Not mentioned on Steve's website, or perhaps perculiar to this example is the fact that the base has 3 different planes, allowing the jack to tilt about 10 degrees to either side in operation. See pic below.

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Shelley 7 Bantam

Photo © Ozwrenches.

Shelley Patent Applied For (19)49 2 T(on) Commercial.

Approx 10 inches tall retracted.

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Shelley 9 inch Commercial

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Shelley 7DL (19)49

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Shelley 10DL (19)38

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Shelley 12DL (19)50

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Shelley 10DL (19)38 & Shelley 12DL (19)50

Side by side for comparison

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Shelley 6 inch DL

The jack is a double screw lift. It is 5 1/2" closed and 11 1/2" fully extended. One side has SHELLEY and DL cast on it. The other side has 6 INCH. The jack has an 'L' jacking point. The handle socket is 3/4 " square. 

Applicable Vehicles:

Austin Healey 100-4 BN1 pre March 1954.  The jack was painted black. Additional info this webpage: http://www.mgaroadster.co.uk/shelley_jacks.htm

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Shelley LJ12 (19)55

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Shelley LJ13 (19)51

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Shelley LJ14 (19)57. This jack has an unusual winding gear attachment

Photo Courtesy © John Hawking

 

Shelley LJ25 FE (19)54

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Shelley LJ25 x2

Note the variation - left one is not numbered

 

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Shelley LJ31 - 1952

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Left and below - Shelley LJ31 3 stage screw jack compared to Shelley A213 2 stage screw jack

The LJ51 / 1954 is 5.5 inches tall and 13.5 inches extended, while the A213 /1950 is 6.5 inches to 13.5 inches

The A213 may have been with a Rabge Rover, it is dated 1950.

Info required

 

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Shelley LJ32 (19)57 & no date - two variations

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Shelley LJ1757

According to Steve Gyles, this is number LJ17 (19)57

 

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Prov Pat Shelley LJ170, no year mark on this one

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Shelley LJ215 CA 250 BH

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Bumper Jack

Previous owner states that this was supplied with a Simca Car.

The only ID I can find is the number 302SM on the lifting bracket, see below.

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Simplex A17 Templeton Kenly & Co, Broadview Ill.

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Simplex No 36, Templeton Kenly & Co, Chicago, London, Paris

Photos courtesy © John Hawking

Ratchet jack: Simplex No 39.

Other markings: Pat. in US Dec 23 1919 / Templeton Kenly & Co, Chicago London Paris

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Ratchet jack: Simplex No 41 also marked YELLOW CAB.

Other markings: Patented in US and all overseas countries / Templeton Kenly & Co, Chicago Toronto

This jack is in the USA

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Ratchet jack: Simplex No 41 also marked YELLOW CAB Mfg Co.

This is numbered the same as the one above, but there are considerable differences in structure.

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Simplex No 42 side lift jack

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Simplex No 85A, Templeton Kenly & Co, Broadview Ill. found in the UK.

This Jack stands 17 inches tall in collapsed position and has a lift of 10 inches.

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Smiths Major no 10 Screw Jack

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Smiths 7 inch Hi-Lift

Smiths & Sons Maxfield, London, Patents: 22817, 204936

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Smiths Minor no 8 Screw Jack

Photo courtesy Gary Lamont

Smiths side lift jack marked:

"Smiths
Jacking Systems Ltd
England
Pat No 525500"

 

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Smiths Jacking Systems A frame side lift jack - not sure what British car this came with.

Marked with Pat No 625.550

Photo Courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

Brevette No 1 SRIG PARASIEN PERFECTIONNE / BREVETTE S G B G (should be S G D G)

New Info from NewMoody and Philippe Leger (http://philippeleger5.wixsite.com/jerrycan-) SRIG would be the maker, now unknown. BREVETTE means Patented, S G D G means without government guarantee. The words marked "PARASIEN PERFECTIONNE" do not make sense in French.

Info required as the French? maker with initials SRIG.

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Steinhoff-Heber Freudenberg-Main

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Marked "Stevensons Jacking Systems World Patents SK65833

Similar ones with Smiths added used for early Jag and other english cars.

Info on this one required.

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Stevensons Jacking Systems World Patents

Side Lift Jack, 20 inches tall with solid H section lifting bar, see below.

Not sure what car this came with - info required

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Side Lift Jack marked "Storz" and a long number, hard to read.

Information sought.

Photo © John Hawking

Storz jack with handle

Note from the owner: from my 1971 2-door BMW 2002. I believe that the Jack was made by   E.A. Storz GmbH of Wurmlingen , Germany , who also made jacks for VW and Mercedes.

 

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Side Lift Jack marked "Storz" 2 122 003 a

For BMW 850i, 318i, 320i, 325i

 

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SureLift Automobile Jack, Capacity 1 Ton

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Tangye No 2 Rack & Pinion Jack.

Low height 9-1/4" - Extended 13-3/4"

It has a brass plaque riveted to the foot, with care instructions and Reg'd No 492675, see below.

The crank drive is 31 " long and has a 1/2" square drive.

 

 

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Tangye 2-1/2 ton Screw Jack

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Triumph J.C.M. Co Racine Wis

 

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Vaughan Bros 1A (of Willenhall)

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Badger Walker No. 1 The jack is marked: Capacity 3/4 ton. BADGER, Walker MFG Co, Racine, WIS USA. Believed to be an early version as others are usually marked Walker Badger.

Pics courtesy Perth Motor Museum

Marked "No 3, Capacity 1 Ton, Walker Badger, Walker Mfg Co, Racine Wis, Made in USA"

This jack is in the USA

Photos Courtesy © DÄÑ

Walker C22

Photos Courtesy © John Hawking

Walker Jack B44 supplied with 1929 DA Dodge

Also included below left is the patent info and directly below, the jacking handle and lug wrench tools as per Dodge mentioned above.

Photo courtesy Gary Lamont

Walker Badger No 126

Walker Mfg Co, Racine Wisconson, USA

Photo Courtesy © John Hawking

Walker screw jack B253, Patented March 11, 1924 c

Folding jack handle marked Pat 1,520,134.

Patent 1,520,134. was granted to JJ Mizer on Dec 23 1924. Joseph J Mizer assigned the patent to the Walker Manufacturing Company of Racine, Wisconson. The novelty here was a method of providing stiffening in a folding jack handle. The jack end is about 1/2" square with a ball similar to a modern socket drive. The handle end has a hex drive approx 3/4", which I assume took a crank handle.

Walker made a range of jacks, and purchased this patent from the outset.

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Walker 810 Series Hydraulic Jack one ton

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Weed Chain Jack, flip top, and chain operated to allow operation without crawling under the car for long

Patented 1916

USA

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Range of Woden tall bottle jacks, 1,2,3,4 tons

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2 Ton Screw Bottle Jack

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Woden 4 Ton Screw Bottle Jack approx 8.5 inches high

Photo courtesy © Dion Rinaldi

3 x 4 Ton Screw Bottle Jacks incl 239A/2

 

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A Range of bottle jacks, mostly Woden, one Mathieson Glasgow.