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Metallifacture Bipod CJ/4

Description

Details of the CJ4 as shown in the photo, taken from the Metallifacture Jack Division Catalogue linked at the top of this page. It has a 15 cwt lifting capacity; height of 21 5/8"; and a maximum lift of 19 1/8". Base is 9" wide.

This jack was supplied under contract to Ford.

Applicable Vehicles:

Ford Poplar (E103E) 1953 to 1962.

Ford Prefect (100E) 1953 to 1959

Jack Handle Type:

Operated by the wheel brace.

Year Dates Noted:

Circa 1961

Value:

See Ford entry for values.

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Geared Type Uniframe CJ/5

Description

The CJ/5 is 24" tall and has a 30 cwt lifting capacity. It has totally enclosed gears and a hinged locating bar. It is featured in the Metallifacture jack catalogue at the top of this page.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

Circa 1961.

Value:

Average price paid in 2018 = 3.50 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture CJ/8

Description

Only details as shown in the photo. I do not know the differences to the CJ/8A immediately below. Listed in the Metallifacture Jack Catalogue at the top of the page as not being in production after 1961.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

Pre 1961

Value:

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Geared Bipod CJ/8A

Description

The Metallifacture Geared Bipod jack appears in the Metallifacture Jack Catalogue at the top of this page. It comes in 3 sizes: 20 3/8", 22 7/16" and 23 7/8". Fully enclosed steel gears and a hinged locating bar. One vendor claimed it to be for a Ford. It is not dissimilar to the Ford Zodiac jack above except it has just one cross bracing bar. Information required please.

Applicable Vehicles:

Possibly Ford?

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

Average price paid in 2016 = 2.99 - 2 sales

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 11 March 2020

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture CJ/12

Description

Only details as shown in the photo. The only obvious differences to the CJ/12A immediately below are the lifting arm and may be the winder cross-section design. Listed in the Metallifacture Jack Catalogue at the top of the page as not being in production after 1961.

Applicable Vehicles:

not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

Pre 1961

Value:

Average price paid in 2016 = 12.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Uniframe CJ/12A

Description

The CJ/12A is 19 5/8" tall and has a 20 cwt lifting capacity. It is operated by a separate ratchet with a square hole. It is featured in the Metallifacture jack catalogue at the top of this page.

Applicable Vehicles:

Ford Anglia 105E. See Ford database.

Jack Handle Type:

Ratchet.

Year Dates Noted:

Circa 1961.

Value:

See Ford database for values.

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Modified Geared Bipod CJ/16

Description

Details known as shown in first photo. this jack is in the metallifacture Jack Catalogue at the top of this page.

The final photo shows it as equipment in the Ford Zodiac Mk 3 handbook. Photo courtesy of NewMoody.

See also a very similar BTC jack.

Applicable Vehicles:

Ford Consul Mk2, Zephyr Mk2, Zodiac Mk3-4 - rectangular spigot.

Ford Prefect 107E, Cortina Mk2 - all with 7/8" diameter spigot.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

See Ford Zephyr

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture 'TEE' Frame Heavy CJ/17A

Description

This jack measures 29.25" tall, a capacity of 25 cwt and an 8" arm. Stamped OIL METALLIFACTURE PAT 90087.

this jack is listed in the Metallifacture Jack Catalogue 1961 at the top of the page.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

Average price paid in 2015 = 17.00 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2016 = 14.00 - 1 sale

 

 

Scissor Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

Metallifacture Jensen Healey

Description

As shown in the picture.

Applicable Vehicles:

Jensen Healey 1973

Stated by a vendor to also be for an Austin Princess Ambassador (confirmation required).

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

1973

Value:

Average price paid in 2014 = 4.95 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 7.25 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2016 = 15.66 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2019 = 26.12 - 4 sales

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Morris Marina_1

Description

This scissor jack is one of 2 options for the Morris Marina. the second is in the next entry. It is similar to the Austin Princess and later E-Type Jaguar variants except for the jacking point. The last picture is from the owners handbook.  The jacking pad is also the same as the Austin Allegro below. Information courtesy of NewMoody.

Same jacking point as the Allegro.

Applicable Vehicles:

Morris Marina, 1.3 and 1.8, dated 1974

Jack Handle Type:

As shown

Year Dates Noted:

Value:

Average price paid in 2016 = 45.49 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2017 = 4.99 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2018 = 7.99 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2019 = 28.32 - 6 sales

0.99 paid on UK Ebay 13 February 2020

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Morris Marina_2

Description

This scissor jack is the second of 2 options for the Morris Marina. The first is immediately above. The picture is from the owners handbook. Information courtesy of NewMoody. recent example was stamped M12206C.

Same jacking point as the Allegro.

Applicable Vehicles:

Morris Marina, 1.3 and 1.8, dated 1974

Jack Handle Type:

As shown

Year Dates Noted:

Value:

Average price paid in 2019 = 22.50 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture E-Type jaguar S2 4.2

Description

Scissor jack with a square jacking pad. Supplied with the Jaguar Series 2 4.2.

Applicable Vehicles:

Jaguar E-Type S2 4.2.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown.

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

Values of this jack are combined below until December 2019.

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture E-Type Jaguar S3 V12

Description

Similar to the jack above except for the jacking point. Stamped METALLIFACTURE. It was painted grey as for the Series 2 cars. Sometime in the early 72 model year, the colour was changed to metallic blue. Information courtesy of Andrew Kowalyk.

Applicable Vehicles:

Jaguar E-Type S3 V12.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the first photo.

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

 

Average price paid in 2013 = 53.00 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = 122.00 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 75.08 - 7 sales

Average price paid in 2016 = 56.66 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2017 = 96.00 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2018 = 95.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2019 = 89.58 - 7 sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Scissor - Large Footplate

Description

Interesting scissor jack on 2 counts. It has a large footplate to spread the weight on the ground and has reinforced (right angle section) arms. This suggests it is for a heavy vehicle. The example shown does not have a lifting pad that could have provided more clues. More information required please.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known, but with that paint could be Jaguar or BMC?

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2019 = 106.65 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Austin Allegro

Description

No details known other than shown in the pictures. same jacking point as the Marina above.

Applicable Vehicles:

Austin Allegro 1973 to 1984 including the 1100, 1300, 1500. 1750 and Vanden Plas models.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

Average price paid in 2019 = 0.99 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Jaguar XJ6

Description

Details and values shown in Car maker Branded database - Jaguar XJ6

Similar to the jack as used by the Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V12 (scroll up) but with a different winder.

Applicable Vehicles:

Jaguar XJ6.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the photos.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

See Jaguar XJ6

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Griffith

Description

The jack in the photo came from a 1965 TVR Griffith 200. Whether it is original equipment is uncertain. The jack has METALLIFACTURE stamped in the base.

Unlike other Metallifacture scissor jacks this one has 'an 'eared' winding hole, more commonly found on Tangeye/Shelley scissor jacks.

Information required please. Perhaps other Griffith 200 owners could help out?

Applicable Vehicles:

Possibly TVR Griffith 200 circa 1965

Jack Handle Type:

Not known, but will be a rod of some sort with a hook to engage the winding hole.

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Lotus Elan S3

Description

The only information I have about this jack is from the Lotus Elan S3 Service Parts List sent to me by Laura Wilde. We cannot be certain that it is made by Metallifacture. However, it has the same design channel jacking point as the Lotus cantilever jacks above plus the unique Metallifacture winding disc with a hole. Information from other Lotus Elan S3 owners most welcome.

Applicable Vehicles:

Lotus Elan S3

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the diagram

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Lotus Elite Eclat Esprit Europa TC/TCS

Description

Details as shown in the parts diagrams courtesy of R.D. Enterprises Ltd. Same jack as the Elan S3 above except for the right angle jacking saddle. Final photo is from the Eclat driver's manual.

Applicable Vehicles:

Lotus Elite, Eclat, Esprit S1, Esprit S2, Esprit S2.2, Europa TC/TCS

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the diagrams.

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Scissor - Morgan 4 Series

Description

Only detail as shown in the photo. It is unusual for this relatively modern style of jack to retain the older style of handle, complete with wooden crossbar. The final picture shows the jack in the boot of a 1967 Morgan 4/4.

Applicable Vehicles:

Morgan 4/4 in the 1960s.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the photos.

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

Average price paid in 2015 = 9.61 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2016 = 5.24 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2017 = 6.25 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2018 = 6.09 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2019 = 9.99 - 4 sales

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Jensen GT

Description

Photos courtesy of the Jensen Owners' Club shows the correct scissor jack for the Jensen GT (1975-76). The noticeable difference to the jack above is the yoke/pad and also only one yoke hinge pin. It is stamped M.14468 and is 17 inches long retracted.

Applicable Vehicles:

Jensen GT 1975-76.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown.

Year Dates Noted:

1975-1976 but unlikely to be stamped on the jack.

Value:

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Scissor - 4

Description

Some similarity to the jack above but with 2 hinge pins for the lifting pad and a winged winder hole. No other details known

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

As shown.

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

Average price paid in 2019 = 12.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Rover 400

Description

Only detail as shown in the photo. It is for the Rover 200, 400, 25 and 45 series.

Applicable Vehicles:

Rover 200, 400, 25 and 45 series.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

Average price paid in 2014 = 4.97 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 3.99 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2016 = 2.99 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Jaguar X300 (XJ Series 1992 to 1997)

Description:

As shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Jaguar XJ6 (1992 to 1997).

Jaguar XJ12 (1992 to 1997).

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

1992 to 1997

Value:

Values shown in Car Maker Branded Jacks database

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Jumbo Jax

Description

A 1 ton scissor jack. Stamped on the jacking saddle is SWL 750KG. On the base is stamped 13 D 84, perhaps suggesting made on 13 December 1984. The jack height is 3" closed and 12.5" extended. My photos. The 5th photo shows a different label on the same jack - courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

For practical purposes I find this jack very useful in my MGA.  With a puncture the axle is very low and the 3" closed height of this jack allows it to fit under quite comfortably.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in photo. 3/8" diameter bar. The cranked section consists of 2 x 5.5" lengths; the main shaft is 11.5" long; and the hook end is 1.5" long.

Year Dates Noted:

13 December 1984?

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = 5.88 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = 2.04 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 4.99 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2016 = 3.99 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2018 = 1.99 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Heavyweight Scissor CJ/10

Description

Heavyweight scissor jack for up to a 20 cwt lift. Lifts from 4.5" to 18.5". See entry in Metallifacture Jack Catalogue at the top of the page.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

Circa 1961

Value:

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture lightweight Scissor CJ/15

Description

The CJ/15 has a maximum lifting height of 15.25" and a capacity of 15 cwt. The photo is from the Metallifacture Jack Catalogue at the top of this page.

Applicable Vehicles:

Triumph Herald.

Jack Handle Type:

See Triumph Herald Owners Handbook entry.

Year Dates Noted:

Circa 1961.

Value:

See Triumph Herald for values.

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Scissor - 2 Ton

Description

Similar to the jacks above except rated at 2 tons. Only details as shown in the pictures

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2019 = 20.00 - 1 sale

 

 

Screw Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

Metallifacture Q2C

Description

No details known other than shown in the photo. Cast Metallifacture and the numbers 58, plus a stamping showing Q2C.

Applicable Vehicles:

Shown in the parts list for a Series 1 & 2 Land Rover.

I understand that Land Rover used many jack types during the production run, often based on price and availability at the time.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

1957, 1958

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = 10.87 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 4.50 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2018 = 19.52 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2019 = 80.50 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Tractor TJ/1

Description

This TJ/1 jack is 15.5" closed and 27" extended. The handle hole is 0.75" diameter. It is cast METALLIFACTURE, Q36, ENFO, M28.  The ENFO stands for English Ford.  The Fordson New Major tractor to which this jack belongs was made at Dagenham, England from 1953 to 1960. Photos and data courtesy of Leighton Peacock in Australia.

Applicable Vehicles:

It was supplied with the Fordson tractor, model "New Major".

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

1953 to 1960

Value:

Average price paid in 2016 = 7.50 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Enfo - (English Ford)

Description

This jack appears to be a single screw ratchet jack. Cast ENFO (English Ford) on the winder shaft and METALLIFACTURE around the top of the ratchet casting. It looks like a shorter version of the Enfo jack above and possibly for agricultural vehicles. No other details known.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Q20

Description

This jack appears similar to the one immediately above but with different casting details. The main body is cast on the top METALLIFACTURE Q20. The handle holder appears to be cast M23. The base appears to be cast M1. No other details known.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2019 = 12.75 - 2 sales

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture BH1

Description

The BH1 is a single screw jack. It is cast METALLIFACTURE with the letters BH above. On the other side is cast the number 1. It measures 8" closed and 12" extended. It is stamped REG PAT No. 18199/60. See also the BH3 below. Photos and data courtesy of Bruce Frazer.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known, but possibly the engine crank handle.

Year Dates Noted:

Possibly 1960.

Value:

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture BH3

Description

This jack looks remarkably similar to the BH1 above except for the number.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known, but possibly the engine crank handle.

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

Average price paid in 2015 = 9.99 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2016 = 10.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture SLJ/1

Description

The SLJ/1 is a single screw, standing 6.75"" high, opening to 10 7/8". It has a 12 cwt lifting capacity. Cast METALLIFACTURE on one side and 951M on the other.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

As shown.

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

Average price paid in 2017 = 8.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture DLJ/2

Description

The DLJ/2 is a double screw. Only details as shown in the photo. Listed in the Metallifacture Jack Catalogue at the top of the page as not being in production after 1961.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

Pre 1961

Value:

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture DLJ/2A

Description

The DLJ/2A is a double screw, standing 6.75"" high, opening to 15 5/8". It has a 40 cwt lifting capacity. Cast METALLIFACTURE on one side. Not known about other side.

Applicable Vehicles:

Widely used for heavy cars and lorries.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown.

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

19.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 January 2020 - NH

 

 

 

Metallifacture DLJ/3A

Description

The DLJ/3A is a double screw made with either a 3 ton or 2 ton capacity. The 3 ton is 7" closed, extending to 15". The 2 ton is 6 7/8" closed, extending to 15 5/8". Cast METALLIFACTURE on one side. Not known about other side. It may never have entered production.

Applicable Vehicles:

Widely used for heavy cars and lorries.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown.

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Tilt Action - Ford Thames Van

Description

The jack is a single screw standing 6.75" high, opening to 12". It pivots on the 6" x 3.5" base, presumably to allow the jack body to tilt when raising the axle, thereby maintaining the correct jacking angle. This could be indicative of use with a vehicle with a narrow wheel track. The body is cast METALLIFACTURE down both sides. The base is cast 57 and the number 61 is stamped. Debatable which is the date. The Q2C above has been seen with 2 different cast numbers suggesting that 57 is the date. Interestingly the screw shaft has a stopper pin preventing complete retraction. Photos and information courtesy of NewMoody.

Dave Melton has advised me that this jack is for the Ford Thames Van series, circa 1959. The final picture, supplied by Dave, shows the jack in the van driver's manual.

Applicable Vehicles:

Ford Thames 10/12/15cwt Van circa 1959.

Jack Handle Type:

Appears to be a cranked handle - see last photo.

Year Dates Noted:

1957

Value:

Average price paid in 2014 = 36.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2016 = 40.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2017 = 19.99 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture 2 Ton

Description

The jack is a double screw standing 7" high, opening to 16". Its base is 3.5" x 5".

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

As shown.

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = 7.95 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture - Ford Transit

Description

Very similar to Ford Transit vans 1985 to 1991. See Ford database - Transit.

Applicable Vehicles:

Ford Transit

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

Circa 1985 to 1991

Value:

Average price paid in 2018 = 7.99 - 2 sales

 

 

Trolley Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Trolley Jack

Description

Unusual wind-up screw for a trolley jack, using the principle of Metallifacture cantilever jacks. Nearly all other garage jacks have hydraulic lifts. Other details as shown in the final photo - 750kg (0.7 ton) lift.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage jack.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in first photo.

Year Dates Noted:

Not known.

Value:

Average price paid in 2019 = 28.00 - 1 sale

 

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