King Dick Jacks

Database For Vintage and Classic King Dick Vehicle Jacks

This database is for vintage and classic King Dick vehicle jacks.  Many of the photos and comments have been gleaned from Ebay and other sites.  I would be pleased to add photos and comments from anyone who has information on these jacks.  Contact Me

Please note that this information is accurate to the best of my knowledge, but I make no claims about authority on this subject. Use your own discretion when evaluating the accuracy of the information.

Most King Dick screw jacks (excluding the MGB side lift jack) are now very old, although replica bow tie jacks as supplied with the MGA are still manufactured and sold by Moss.  I would recommend that they are now used only for display purposes.  If one is used for lifting a vehicle, the operator should never put them self underneath the supported area without additional load bearing equipment in place, such as block of wood. Never use bricks for this purpose.

The values are normally taken from auction sites world-wide, but exclude postage.

Request to vendors: Please feel free to use the information from these databases in your adverts. An acknowledgement of the source would be most welcome. However, please do not twist any of the information. Where I say along the lines: 'May be for car X' please make this clear in your advert. An altered statement saying: 'It is for car X' will create false facts and misinformation. If you know for certainty a jack's heritage please contact me so that I can amend the entry. Thank you.

Last updated 01 October 2017.

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George Radion in Australia has a database on Australian-made Jacks

 

Screw Jacks  followed by Side Lift and A- Frame

 

 

 

King Dick H477

Description

Two tier jack with a flip-over extension to the saddle.  The jack weighs at least 6kg. It is 8" tall closed and 18" open. It has an interesting octagon casting at the base. Could this have some MG application?  Photos courtesy George Radion.

Applicable Vehicles:

Said by a vendor to be for a 1958 Morris Commercial 3-ton truck.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 21 February 2016 - NH

 

 

 

 

King Dick B541

Description

This is a heavy duty single lift jack, marked on both sides "KING DICK B541". Height is 10 inches closed and 7 inches extended. The drive hole is 3/4 inch square. The base is 4.5 inches square. Photo courtesy John Hawking in Australia.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

92.00 paid on UK Ebay 22 March 2015

 

 

 

King Dick B543

Description

The B543 is 9" closed and 16" extended. No other details known other than shown in the pictures. Information required please. Photos courtesy of Australian Ebay seller: Theoddandtheold

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

King Dick 'Bow Tie' B1077

Description

This version of the King Dick is often called the 'Bow tie' or 'hour glass' because of the shape of the base. It is cast KING DICK down the barrel and SF B1077 on the base. In addition there is a stamping A3781 on the top of the winding gear; A3782SF around the handle hole; and 4201 under the yoke. Information courtesy of Peter Davis. A replica jack is produced by Moss.

I would be interested to learn if the Moss reproduction has these stampings described by Peter. It may be one of the few ways to tell the original and reproduction apart.

The 5th photo (courtesy of fellow MGA owner Phil Parmenter) is of his original jack supplied with the car. It confirms the 'SF' rather than the '8F'. When studied closely it also shows a stamped '1' or 'I' above the SF.

Applicable Vehicles:

MGTF 1250 & 1500 (some early MGTF 1250 cars may have used the Shelley 6 INCH DL).

MGA 1500 and 1600 cars after an unknown number of Shelley LJ23 jacks were supplied with early 1500s. The changeover date to the KD is not known.  However, some of the first 1500 cars were apparently supplied with the Shelley LJ23 jack or the KD, possibly as a run-on from the cease of MGTF production. 

Analysis to date has revealed a broad range of MGA 1500 cars were also supplied with the B1077 jack in the next entry without the SF prefix.

Also, from chassis number 93548 the MGA was supplied with the Shelley LJ225.  See also entry below for a slight variation of the jack found in a 1960 MGA 1600.

The B1077 appears to have succeeded the Shelley LJ23 (54) in Austin Healey BN1 cars from July 1955 to August 1955. See entries for the Shelley 6 INCH DL, 12DL, LJ21, LJ23, LJ225 and LJ225 mod for other Healey Jacks.

Jack Handle Type:

Final two pictures. The handle shaft is in 2 pieces; the section for the metal cross piece is just under 22" and the other is just over 22". The drive end is 3/4" square section and has an inset ball bearing. The metal cross piece is 12" long with no tapering. Information and photos courtesy of Jim Cheatham.

Year Dates Noted:

Dates not cast.

Value:

103 new from Moss.

Average price paid in 2013 = 109.62 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = 94.88 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2015 = 55.99 - 2 sales

137.00 paid on UK Ebay 20 January 2016 - with handle

25.00 paid on UK Ebay 30 May 2016 - no handle

56.00 paid on UK Ebay 8 August 2016 - no handle

87.51 paid on UK Ebay 16 November 2016 - no handle

 

 

 

 

King Dick B1077 - Late MGA 1500 & 1600

Description

This version of the King Dick B1077 differs from the ones above in that it does not have the SF cast above B1077. Other than that the other stamped numbers are the same as listed above. It appears it may be original equipment in various MGA 1500 and subsequent 1600 cars: Twin Cam (March 1959), 1500 FHC chassis No. 68722 (1959) and 1600 chassis No. 92255 (1960) before the company switched to the Shelley LJ225. Details and photos courtesy of Brian Paddon.

Analysis to date has revealed a broad range of MGA 1500 cars supplied with this jack instead of the one above with the SF prefix.

Another variant, also for the MGA, has been brought to my attention. This one has the number 1 above the B1077. third to last photo courtesy of Jim Cheatham.

Applicable Vehicles:

MGA 1600 (1960)

Jack Handle Type:

Final two pictures. The handle shaft is in 2 pieces; the section for the metal cross piece is just under 22" and the other is just over 22". The drive end is 3/4" square section and has an inset ball bearing. The metal cross piece is 12" long with no tapering. Information and photos courtesy of Jim Cheatham.

Year Dates Noted:

Dates not cast.

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

King Dick FH B1077

Description

This jack is an interesting variation of the SF B1077 above. This one is cast KING DICK vertically and FH B1077 horizontally on the base. The jacking point is a rectangular block. Other details the same as the B1077 above. Photos courtesy of Len Bonnay.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Final two pictures. The handle shaft is in 2 pieces; the section for the metal cross piece is just under 22" and the other is just over 22". The drive end is 3/4" square section and has an inset ball bearing. The metal cross piece is 12" long with no tapering. Information and photos courtesy of Jim Cheatham.

Year Dates Noted:

Date not cast.

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

King Dick B1126

Description

The B1126 is a twin screw jack, cast with KING DICK vertically and SF B1126 horizontally below. It is 8.5" closed and 17.5" fully extended. This comprises 3.5" with the winding screw and 5.5" with the manual (inner) screw. The base is 5" square. The handle hole is 0.75" square.

Applicable Vehicles:

Possibly supplied with either an Albion or Austin truck.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

Date not cast.

Value:

24.95 paid on UK Ebay 4 March 2014

 

 

 

 

 

King Dick B1322

Description

The B1322 is a twin screw jack, cast with KING DICK vertically and B1322 along the base horizontally below. The drive hole is stamped 44378SF. It is 5" closed, extending to 12". It has a 3/4" square drive.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

Date not cast.

Value:

Average price paid in 2014 = 46.00 - 1 sale

25.99 paid on UK Ebay 23 January 2015

29.50 paid on UK Ebay 19 July 2015 - no handle

 

 

 

 

 

King Dick B1881

Description

This King Dick jack seems lesser known than the Bow Tie above. The only reference to it I have seen is from an Austin Healey tool kit document written by Roger Moment.  To quote: 'A Shelley LJ21 series jack was provided with 100-6 toolkits and possibly early 3000 Mk 1 kits up to C.2264 (build standard date around June 1959). At that point the jack was replaced with a King Dick B.1881 model, which was slightly shorter...... The King Dick jack was continued with 3000 chassis into the range around C.10500 (build dates in June 1960).'

Applicable Vehicles:

Austin Healey 100-6 and 3000 Mk1 cars from June 1959 until June 1960. See entries for the Shelley 6 INCH DL, 12DL, LJ21, LJ23, LJ225 and LJ225 mod for other Healey Jacks.

Jack Handle Type:

One piece as shown in the photo. The drive socket is 7/16" square section. The metal cross piece (tommy bar) is 12".

Year Dates Noted:

Dates not cast.

Value:

50.00 paid on UK Ebay 16 May 2014

25.00 paid on UK Ebay 5 September 2014

 

 

 

 

 

King Dick 2 Ton

Description

The King Dick 2 Ton jack is 5.5" closed and 15" extended. The base measures 8" by 6.5". Photo and information courtesy of Joseph Hart.

The other 3 photos show the jack with a hinged extension and chain. The casting is ABINGDON KING DICK 2 TON 6 1/2 INCH JACK. Photos courtesy of Jean Francois Brutel.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in third picture

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

15.00 paid on UK Ebay 31 July 2013

10.50 paid on UK Ebay 18 April 2015

 

 

 

Side Lift Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

King Dick - MGB

Description

The following is written by Tony Brown from Rougemount in the USA and is also reproduced in the Shelley database and the MG Experience Forum (http://www.mgexperience.net/phorum/read.php?71,2242859 ). Pictures also courtesy of Tony Brown:

"Clausager in his ORIGINAL MGB states that the original red painted King Dick supplied jack (AHH6538) was superseded by a stronger version also supplied by King Dick (AHH 6538)in May of 1973. In February 1974; a black Metallifacture jack(BHH5329)was supplied and continued until the end of production. No mention of any jack produced by Shelley for the MGB is given by Clausager. The Shelley jack is somewhat of an anomaly; finding its way into both the North American and CKD Australian markets, but being associated primarily with MK1 MGBs in both places. Examples of the Shelley jack have been found in North American MGBs until the British Leyland buyout in 1969 but are not reported by owners past that date. 

The overall length of the Shelley Rollalift jack is 17 inches; measured from the base of the foot to the top of the gear housing. The King Dick screw-type jack is measured at 18 inches. The maximum lifting height of the Shelley and King Dick jack is 14.5 inches; the width of the Shelley jack foot is 6 inches and the foot width of the King Dick jack is 7 inches. 

Both jacks feature round spigots that correspond to diameter of the jacking points found during the MGB production run. The length of the spigot on the Shelley Rollalift is 9 inches and corresponds to the 9.5 inch spigot found on the King Dick jack. A small pin protrudes along the centre of the spigot on the Shelley jack 4 inches from the end point. This perhaps served as a safety catch to position the jacking point on the monocoque properly on the spigot, and is not found on on the King Dick production model. The Shelley Rollalift spigot was painted red. The particular King Dick example was unpainted but cadmium plated. Clausager pictures a red model with a black painted spigot. 

Both the Shelley and King Dick versions have wooden crank handles of lacquered ash. The Shelley Rollalift jack has an undrilled top; whereas the King Dick handle is drilled through the top and secured with a washer and cotter pin. Cranks are cadmium plated on these examples and attach directly into the gear head at the top of the jack which turns the worm screw. 

A paper decal affixed near the top of the worm screw housing identified the manufacturer as Shelley and includes the British patent number 865130. The King Dick jack is reverse stamped as made in Britain by King Dick: BRITISH KING DICK MADE. 

Jacks were stored in the boot in a Hessian cloth and jute backed bag with two cloth cinch ties. MGBs fitted with wire wheels had a knock-off hammer inside the bag or an octagonal knock-off wrench for the MKII models beginning in 1968. MGBs fitted with Dunlop steel disk wheels had a tommy bar and spark plug tube spanner and a lug wrench supplied to be stored with the jack inside the bag."

It has come to light that some Australian CKD kits were also supplied with Australian built APAC jacks. Details courtesy of Roger Taylor in Australia.

Applicable Vehicles:

MGB. For other MGB jacks see the Metallifacture, Metallifacture (Early) and Shelley databases.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

5.50 paid on UK Ebay 10 February 2013

84.08 paid on UK Ebay 21 April 2015

26.25 paid on UK Ebay 28 April 2015

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 12 November 2016

 

 

 

 

King Dick - MO

Description

Only details as shown in the photos.  It looks remarkably similar to the MGB variant above..

Applicable Vehicles:

Morris Oxford VI, Austin A60 Cambridge, Wolseley 15/60 & 16/60, MG Magnette Mks III & IV, Riley 4/72.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated as shown.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 April 2014

0.99 paid on UK Ebay 14 November 2016

9.99 paid on UK Ebay 8 August 2017

 

 

 

 

King Dick - AMV8

Description

Only details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Aston Martin V8 (AMV8)

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated as shown.

Year Dates Noted:

Circa 1960

Value:

103.00 paid on UK Ebay 21 August 2017

65.00 paid on UK Ebay 22 September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

King Dick Post

Description

Only details as shown in the photos.  More details required please.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated as shown.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

9.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 August 2015

 

 

 

A-Frame Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

King Dick MG & Wolseley

Description

This A-Frame jack was supplied with the MG Magnette ZB from 1956 to 1958; and the Wolseley 6/90 Series III 1957 to 1959.  Stamped PAT No. 625500 on both sides of the base. 23" high and 9" across the base.

A similar jack (possibly painted red) was supplied with the earlier ZA - more information required please.  I would also like information on the Magnette Mk III (1959 to 1961) and the Magnette Mk IV (1961 to 1969).

Applicable Vehicles:

MG Magnette ZB

Wolseley 6/90 Series III 1957 to 1959

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

1956 to 1958

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = 10.99 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 10.00 - 1 sale

9.99 paid on UK Ebay 3 March 2016

29.99 paid on UK Ebay 5 May 2016

 

 

 

 

King Dick Frog Eye Sprite

Description

The jack is an A-frame using a ratchet as the winder. The jacking arm is an inverted U section.

King Dick Measurements: Height to top of drive nut 16-3/4 inches.Base 7-1/4 by 15/16 inches. Spigot (total length) 4-3/8 inches. Drive nut 11/16 same as lug nuts so you can also use the wheel brace on the jack. The base is stamped KING DICK MADE IN ENGLAND PAT No. 625500. Information courtesy of Robert Hall.

Applicable Vehicles:

This jack is OEM equipment for early Austin Healey Sprites, probably until June 1963 during Mk ll production. However, the workshop manual also shows a Smiths Steadylift jack for the same car although examples have yet to be discovered. It may also have been used by early MG Midgets. After June 1963 all Sprites and Midgets used a Shelley Rollafit or Metallifacture side jack.  These have been found painted either a black, red orange or a grey blue. Information courtesy of Robert Hall in the USA.

Jack Handle Type:

Ratchet as shown in final 2 photos. One side is stamped TO LOWER. The other side is TO RAISE and in smaller font MADE IN ENGLAND KING DICK PATENT PENDING. Photos courtesy of Robert Hall.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

57.66 paid on UK Ebay 16 February 2013

2.20 paid on UK Ebay 24 March 2015

26.75 paid on UK Ebay 18 September 2016

 

 

 

 

King Dick Jaguar Mk. 2

Description

This jack is stamped in the centre of the base KING DICK MADE IN ENGLAND PAT No. 625500.

Applicable Vehicles:

Jaguar Mk.2

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = 66.03 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = 47.50 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 46.64 - 4 sales

99.00 paid on UK Ebay 2 March 2016

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 6 April 2016

78.00 paid on UK Ebay 30 April 2017

65.00 paid on UK Ebay 20 May 2017

 

 

 

 

King Dick Jaguar Mk2 & Daimler V8

Description

This jack, like the one above, is claimed to be for the Jaguar Mk2. This one has the integrated handle and a round lifting spigot as opposed to the square spigot above. More information required please

Applicable Vehicles:

Jaguar Mk.2 240/340 and Daimler V8/V8 250

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

Value:

64.09 paid on UK Ebay 22 June 2015

 

 

 

 

 

King Dick Rover P4

Description

Only details as shown in the photo.

Applicable Vehicles:

1956 Rover, probably the P4.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2014 = 14.99 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 6.75 - 2 sales

11.15 paid on UK Ebay 5 June 2016

22.00 paid on UK Ebay 4 December 2016

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 20 May 2017

0.99 paid on UK Ebay 3 June 2017

14.00 paid on UK Ebay 25 June 2017

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 June 2017

 

 

 

 

King Dick - Wheel Brace Winder

Description

This jack is 23 inches tall and 8 inches across the base. The lifting arm is an invert 'U' measuring just under 6 inches long. The base is stamped KING DICK MADE IN ENGLAND PAT 625500.

This jack looks identical to the Smiths jack for the Austin A90 series.

Applicable Vehicles:

Possibly Austin A90, A95 and A105.

Jack Handle Type:

Wheel brace.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

10.51 paid on UK Ebay 17 July 2017

 

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