Miscellaneous Jacks

Database For Vintage and Classic Miscellaneous Vehicle Jacks

Other vintage British car jack databases:

Vehicle/Jack Matches Index

Car Maker Branded Jacks

Bradbury Britool (BTC) Dunlop Enots Epco Ern Lake
           
Eversure Ford Harvey Frost King Dick Lake & Elliot Lucas
           
Metallifacture Miscellaneous Prima Read Shelley SkyHi
           
Smiths Stadium Tangye Woden Unknown  

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

This database is for vintage and classic miscellaneous vehicle jacks.  This database is for 'one-off' British car jacks that do not warrant a separate database. Once a specific maker has 10 entries I will spin them off to a dedicated database. 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.

All these jacks are now old.  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 31 October 2018.

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Jacks Listed Alphabetically by Maker

 

 

 

Armstrong 1.5 Ton

Description:

The jack Labelled 1 1/2 TON ARMSTRONG. DESIGN No. 909494. The rest of the label is largely illegible other than Beverley Yorks. 7" closed and 15 " extended. Any more information on this jack and Armstrong most welcome.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in final picture.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

2.99 paid on UK Ebay 14 February 2016 - no handle

5.00 paid on UK Ebay 18 February 2018 - WH

4.99 paid on UK Ebay 5 May 2018 - NH

 

 

 

 

Atlantic Scissor

Description:

The Atlantic scissor jack is described as occupying a very small amount of space when closed down. The toggle action gives very easy operation with a quick lift. The range of lift is from 5 1/2" to 16".

Schematic from R Cadisch & Sons catalogue circa 1930 - kindly supplied by Tore Karlsson.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in photo. It is 30" long. The folding handle bar works on a universal joint so that it can be operated at any angle.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Barrett Geared Commercial

Description:

The Barrett Geared Commercial jack has 2 models:

Model 100. 3 ton capacity. Lift range of 10 3/4" to 17".

Model 200. 5 ton capacity. Lift range of 13" to 19 3/4".

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

BDS

Description:

The jack is cast BDS on both sides. Single screw jack. 7" closed, 12" raised. 1/2" square handle drive. Photos courtesy of NewMoody.

Stamped into the edge of the base is TYPE BD18 No.1

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in 3rd photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

35.50 paid on UK Ebay 19 October 2013

5.50 paid on UK Ebay 27 October 2014

8.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 October 2018 - NH

 

 

 

BMC Mini Mayfair

Description:

Claimed by a vendor to be for the BMC Mini Mayfair. No other details known. However, the winder has a likeness to some King Dick jacks.

Applicable Vehicles:

BMC Mini Mayfair

See the Vehicle Jack database for other Austin/Morris/BMC/Rover Mini jacks.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

None

Value:

1.75 paid on UK Ebay 14 June 2015

 

 

 

 

British

Description:

This is a single stage jack, 7 3/8" closed and 12" extended. BRITISH cast on both sides.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

8.00 paid on UK Ebay 9 August 2016 - no handle

 

 

 

 

 

Bulldog Trolley Jack

Description:

Only detail as shown in the photos. BULLDOG cast into rear wheel yoke.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 8 July 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Cadison Single Lift

Description:

The Cadison Single Lift comes in 3 variants: A, with a range of 7 1/2" to 11 3/4"; the B, with a range of 8 1/2" to 13 7/8"; and the C, with a range of 9 1/4" to 15 7/8".

Schematic from R Cadisch & Sons catalogue circa 1930 - kindly supplied by Tore Karlsson.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known, probably aftermarket.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Cadison Double Lift

Description:

The Cadison Double Lift comes in 3 variants: Junior, with a range of 6 1/8" to 12 1/4"; the No.1, with a range of 7 1/8" to 14 3/4"; and the No.2, with a range of 8 1/8" to 12 1/4".

Schematic from R Cadisch & Sons catalogue circa 1930 - kindly supplied by Tore Karlsson.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known, probably aftermarket. The brochure states that the Junior is specially recommended for the Austin 7 and Morris cars.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Ceandess

Description:

The jack is cast CEANDESS on both sides. Single screw jack. 7" closed with a 4.5" lift. Second and third photos courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2015 = 6.23 - 3 sales

14.50 paid on UK Ebay 9 November 2016 - NH

 

 

 

Desmo

Description:

This jack was made by Desmo of Birmingham.

No other information known other than shown in the photo.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

155.00 paid on UK Ebay 11 December 2013

 

 

 

 

Desmo Hydraulic

Description:

This jack is a single piston hydraulic with a manual screw extension. Capacity 2 tons. Height 8 1/4"; extended 16 3/4".

Schematic from R Cadisch & Sons catalogue circa 1930 - kindly supplied by Tore Karlsson.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

2 piece.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Desmo 202

Description:

Only details as shown in the photos. One visual difference to other Desmo jacks is the 6-sided locking cap on the barrel.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

1938

Value:

8.00 paid on UK Ebay 21 September 2018 - NH

 

 

 

 

Duco 272/903

Description:

This hydraulic jack is cast 272/903. It is capable of 30 cwt. Height closed is 6.75", hydraulic lift is 3.75", extended height height with single screw is 13.25".

Schematic from R Cadisch & Sons catalogue circa 1930 - kindly supplied by Tore Karlsson.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Bar with rivet to locate in slot.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duco N0. 3

Description:

Single screw jack cast DUCO No 3. PAT. 49772 REG. 50525. 9.5" closed. Base is approx 4.75" diam. Only other details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

9.99 paid on UK Ebay 9 July 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Duff For D Napier & Sons Ltd

Description:

The jack bears a brass plate (last photo) reading, MANUFACTURED FOR D. NAPIER & SONS LTD  BY THE DUFF JACK SALES CO. LTD. 245 OXFORD ST. LONDON UNDER LICENSE FROM THE DUFF MFG. CO. PITTSBURGH PA  USA  PATS PENDING.  The jack body is inscribed, GENUINE BARRETT  BRITISH NO.9, plus a number on its base  X2620.  It is 9 1/4 inches high, the adjustable side arm extends from 4 1/2" to 14 3/4".

There is also a No. 8 that extends from 4 3/4" to 18 3/4".

This is the Napier that made high quality cars from 1900 to 1924. Photos, data and information courtesy of Joe Robbins.

Applicable Vehicles:

Napier cars circa 1900 to 1924. Exact model not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

Circa 1900 to 1924

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Duff Barrett - Norton

Description:

This 20 ton Duff Barrett jack has DUFF NORTON cast on the side access cover and also on the handle socket. Only other details as shown in the photos

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

28.00 paid on UK Ebay 1 October 2017 - NH

 

 

 

DWS

Description:

DWS is Donald W Sessions. Details as shown in the photos. However, the release valve shown in the first photo is non standard.

The final picture is from a 1939 Lanchester 12/4. Photo courtesy Michael Andrews.

Applicable Vehicles:

1939 Lanchester 12/4.

1 SStandard fitment to a 1937 Riley Falcon sedan complete with bracket shown to attach to bulkhead.  This jack was also likely fitted to the 1936 Riley Merlin and may possibly have been used in 1938 on the Riley Victor. The photos shown have the Riley tapered fork which fits into a bracket mounted on the chassis on each side under the centre of the running board . This jack was also supplied with various shaped lugs to suit other cars.  The final photo shows the jack stowed on a 1937 Riley Falcon.

This jack with a different (U-shaped) jacking lug was supplied by Abbey Panels for the Jaguar C type; Jaguar D Type; Jaguar XK120C; and Jaguar XKSS race cars (and some Lightweight Jaguar E Types). Correct for Aston Martin DB2, and DB3-S.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown.

Year Dates Noted:

1936 to 1938

1950s/early 1960s

Value:

 

 

 

 

Enots Hydraulic

Description:

Cast ENOTS HYDRAULIC JACK. Believed to be cast in brass with a coating on top. Only other details as shown in the photos, although it would appear to be a single hydraulic ram with a manual screw extension. 2 Ton capacity. Height range 7 1/2" to 16 1/8". Hydraulic piston extension is 4 3/4".

One version has come to my attention with a number of stampings. On the pumping moulding is stamped TESTED ON ACTUAL 1 1/2 71A and on the base J.H.B in one segment and in another  J.S.KAYES & SONS. HULL.

Applicable Vehicles:

Understood to be for Bentley 3L, 4.5L, 6L and 4.5L supercharged vehicles. However, the jack is advertised in the Light Car and Cyclecar magazine, suggesting that this jack may not be suitable for these heavy cars.

Jack Handle Type:

Last 4 photos show a single bar (or is joint indistinguishable in photo?) or 2 bars with groove in one end to accept spring loaded locking pin. The whole lot (handles and jack) are contained in a bag.

Year Dates Noted:

1928 - 'The Light Car and Cyclecar' 30 March 1928.

Value:

500.00 paid on UK Ebay 15 December 2014

Average price paid in 2016 = 171.25 - 3 sales

350.00 paid on UK Ebay 17 March 2017 - NH

499.99 paid on UK Ebay 27 July 2017 - WH

700.00 paid on UK Ebay 3 February 2018 - WH

 

 

 

 

 

Enots Hydraulic With Geared Extension

Description:

Same as the jack immediately above but with a geared extension.

Schematic from R Cadisch & Sons catalogue circa 1930 - kindly supplied by Tore Karlsson.

Applicable Vehicles:

Understood to be for Bentley 3L, 4.5L, 6L and 4.5L supercharged vehicles.

Jack Handle Type:

Bar with bevelled gear and locating pin on the end to enable quick adjustment of the manual winder by rotating the bar.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

Enots Minor

Description:

Hydraulic jack with a manual screw extension. 63/4" closed; 12.5" extended. Other details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Probably supplied with some Bentleys.

Jack Handle Type:

Bar 21.5" Long. Last photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

265.00 paid on UK Ebay 18 March - NH

40.00 paid on UK Ebay 21 October 2018 - NH

 

 

 

 

Gauges AJ-1

Description:

The jack is a single hydraulic ram with a manual screw extension. It is cast HYDRA - LIFT AJ-1 GAUGES ST ALBANS. Only other details as shown in the pictures.

Applicable Vehicles:

Understood to be for pre war Bentleys and Rolls Royces.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

42.99 paid on UK Ebay 26 March 2017 - NH

 

 

 

 

Guyson Power Post

Description:

The Power Post is a 2 ton hydro pneumatic bumper jack that will lift a car or light commercial vehicle in 10 seconds.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Hanstock Adjustable Car Ramps

Description:

The Hanstock car ramps are adjustable, raising the car about 18 inches.

Hanstock Engineering produced motorcycles circa 1935. Owned by George Hanstock of Maltby, near Rotherham in Yorkshire. He built frames to carry a range of Villiers two-stroke engines. The machines were not listed, so most must have been sold locally. At least two went to Maltby residents. Presumably the company diversified to produce these adjustable ramps. Photos and details courtesy of Martin Sheppard.                 

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage equipment.

Jack Handle Type:

Workshop spanner.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill's Triple Screw Commercial

Description:

Substantial triple screw jack, specially designed for a low chassis. Base measures 7" x 5". Lift range from 6 3/4" to 17 1/2".

Schematic from R Cadisch & Sons catalogue circa 1930 - kindly supplied by Tore Karlsson.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Jenbro

Description:

The jack is cast JENBRO 135 on one side and BRITISH MADE on the other. Single screw jack. Photos courtesy of Antony Baker.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

4.46 paid on UK Ebay 18 April 2016 - no handle

 

 

 

 

Lloyd 2 Ton

Description:

This internal screw jack is 3 Stage plus an extension piece. It is cast 2 TON LLOYD CARS LTD 6.1/2 INCH 1940. It is 6.5 inches fully down and 9.5 The block is 3 inches high. The owner has, as yet, been unable to raise the jack so the extension height is not known.

Lloyd Cars LTD was British motor manufacturer based in Patrick Street Grimsby between 1936 and 1951. Two models were produced. From 1936 to 1939, the LLOYD 350, a Villiers engined  347cc two stroke and from 1946 to 1951 the LLOYD 650 was produced, again a two stroke with 2 cylinders of 654 cc.  About 600 car were produced. From 1939 to 1945 the company was involved in war related work, so this jack was almost certainly made for the military. After 1951 and until 1983 the company continued in general engineering. All photos and information courtesy of Joe Robbins.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known - probably WW2 military vehicles.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in 4th photo. It is 42 inches long and has a 3/4 inch square operating end.

Year Dates Noted:

1940

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

London GMT

Description:

The jack is cast LONDON on one side and GMT JACK on the other. Single screw jack. 7" closed. Photos courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

Maxfield Hi-Lift

Description:

The jack is 2 stage and cast MAXFIELD HI-LIFT on one side and PATENT PENDING on the other. The underside of the saddle is cast 2070 with an M within a diamond. The drive hole is 0.75" square. Closed height is 5 7/8".  Extended height is 13". Photos and details courtesy of Stewart Melton.

A similar but not identical jack is in the Smiths database.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

J C Moore

Description:

The casting on one side of the integrated handle says: J. C. MOORE & CO. The other side says: PERFECT SCREW JACK. Other details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quiftlick Ratchet

Description:

Quiftlick jacks are made in malleable iron and, although very strong, they are extremely light. There are 3 versions: Model 1 has a 25cwt capacity and a lift range from 7" to 11". Model 2 has a 25cwt capacity and a lift range from 9" to 14 ". Model 3 has a 40cwt capacity and a lift range from 9" to 14 ".

Schematic from R Cadisch & Sons catalogue circa 1930 - kindly supplied by Tore Karlsson.

The 2 photos show one of the variants but I am not sure which.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

4.99 paid on UK Ebay 21 April 2018 - NH

21.00 paid on UK Ebay 11 May 2018 - NH

 

 

 

Rapson

Description:

Made by Frederick Rapson around the time of WW1. He was an avid inventor, including dipping headlights and punctureless tyres.  Only details about the jack as shown in the photos.  Any more information most welcome.

Applicable Vehicles:

Lanchester - pre 1930.

Possibly Rolls Royce and other vehicles of the same era.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in photo

Year Dates Noted:

Circa 1918 to 1930

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reco Adjustable Lift Jack

Description:

Only details as shown in the photo.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

12.99 paid on UK Ebay 16 September 2018 - NH

 

 

 

 

Ross, Courtney Hydraulic

Description:

Very is a very unusual and delightful early 4 ton single hydraulic ram with manual screw extension jack. Cast on the base plate: IMPROVED HYDRAULIC JACK PATENT No. 20930 ROSS COURTNEY & CO LTD LONDON N12. Photos courtesy of David Franklin.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the diagram. Approx 20" long.

Year Dates Noted:

Circa 1923

Value:

68.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 October 2016 - with handle

 

 

 

 

 

Ross Courtney Little Jackie

Description:

Hydraulic jack with a manual screw extension. Only other details as shown in the attached advertisement from the 'Autocar' magazine October 1928.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the diagram. 24" long.

Year Dates Noted:

Circa 1923

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Ross Courtney LJ1272

Description:

Double hydraulic with single screw extension. Base is stamped LJ1272. Casting on the base says ROSS COURTNEY & CO LTD LONDON. Height extended 10.25 inches. Only other details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Rotary Hoes 5 Ton

Description:

Agricultural Jack. Cast on both sides MADE IN ENGLAND ROTARY HOES LTD. On one side is also 5 TONS TESTED and stamped 811. A catch on one side alters the up/down motion.

Applicable Vehicles:

Agricultural vehicles.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in final picture

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

55.00 paid on UK Ebay 4 April 2017 - WH

 

 

 

 

 

Samson Rotax

Description:

Cast ROTAX on one side and SAMSON PATENT on the other. Other details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Samson Rover

Description:

Cast SAMSON ROVER PATENT. Other details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

31.00 paid on UK Ebay 8 August 2015 - no handles

 

 

 

 

Standard Coventry

Description:

Cast STANDARD COVENTRY. Other details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

22.00 paid on UK Ebay 20 May 2017 - NH

 

 

 

 

 

Suffolk Iron Foundry 2 Ton

Description:

The jack was made by the Suffolk Iron Foundry. During WW2 the company was contracted to supply military equipment to the government, including bomb trollies, support equipment and parts for aircraft. This jack could have been supplied for any number of vehicles or support equipment.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Steel bar as shown in second photo.

Year Dates Noted:

1942

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Tecalemit

Description:

The Tecalemit is a single hydraulic piston jack with a manual single screw extension, most likely pre-war vintage. Casting details in the screw cap are TECALEMIT ENGLAND. Photos courtesy of Roy Curtis. Awaiting more details.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known, but could be pre war Rolls Royce/Bentley type vehicles - investigations ongoing, any information most welcome.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 8 February 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Equipment & Engineering Co Ltd - 5 Ton

Description:

The jack is cast THE EQUIPMENT & ENGINEERING Co LTD, 2 & 3 NORFOLD STREET, STRAND, LONDON, W2.

Applicable Vehicles:

Possibly farm machinery.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

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