Miscellaneous Jacks

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Database For Vintage and Classic Miscellaneous Vehicle Jacks

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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.

Jacks Listed Alphabetically by Maker

 

 

 

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

NewMoody kindly pointed out to me that BDS, Ceandess and Read produced exactly the same jack, even down to the reference number on the base. See final photo Courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in 3rd photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = 35.50 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2014 = 5.50 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2018 = 8.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2019 = 5.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

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:

Average price paid in 2016 = 8.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2019 = 16.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

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:

Average price paid in 2016 = 10.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

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.

NewMoody kindly pointed out to me that BDS, Ceandess and Read produced exactly the same jack, even down to the reference number on the base. See final photo Courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in final picture.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2015 = 6.23 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2016 = 14.50 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2019 = 7.99 - 2 sales

9.99 paid on UK Ebay 30 June 2020 - NH

1.99 paid on UK Ebay 14 July 2020 - NH

 

 

 

 

Ceandess - 2

Description:

The jack is also cast CEANDESS on both sides as the one above. I am not sure from the photos if it is single or double screw but I suspect 2. One distinctive difference is the sloping base with no strengthening gussets.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2019 = 2.50- 1 sale

 

 

 

 

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 No.516MT

Description:

Duff Barrett No.516MT. Cast on one side No.516MT 5 TONS. The jacking pad is cast GENUINE DUFF BARRETT.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2019 = 19.00 - 1 sale

40.00 paid on UK Ebay 23 March 2020 - NH

40.00 paid on UK Ebay 12 May 2020 - NH

 

 

 

 

Duff Barrett No. 1022

Description:

Duff Barrett No.1022. Cast on one side No.1022 10 TONS. The jacking pad is cast GENUINE DUFF BARRETT.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2019 = 13.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

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:

Average price paid in 2017 = 28.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

England

Description:

Single screw jack cast ENGLAND on one side, plus some sort of motif. Only other details as shown in photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

9.99 paid on UK Ebay 1 May 2020 - NH

 

 

 

 

 

Gamages Hydraulic

Description:

Gamages was a large department store in Central London in the post war years that relabelled many products with its own brand name. This jack is similar to a Desmo jack, with a few differences to the pumping lever linkages. The Prima 802 is also very similar but appears to be a slightly shorter jack. The Gamages jack has a closed height of 8 1/4", 1st stage 12 1/4",  2nd stage 17". Photos and details courtesy of Paul Riggs.

Applicable Vehicles:

Aftermarket jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Probably 2 or 3 section tubular rods with a small lug on the larger tube to engage the handle.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

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:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2017 = 42.99 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

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 Patent (Stourbridge) 15 CWT

Description:

Twin screw jack. The base is cast HILL'S STOURBRIDGE and STEEPLE JACK. The 15 CWT is an assumption based on size. It measures 6.75" closed and 14.25" extended. The base is 5" x 3.25". Photos and details courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Hill's Patent (Stourbridge) 4 Ton

Description:

Twin screw ratchet jack. The base is cast HILL'S PATENT STEEPLE JACK STOURBRIDGE 4 TONS. It measures 9.5" closed and 20.75" extended. The base is 6.5" x 4.75". Patent No.243870 was issued to John Hill 10.12.1925. Photos and details courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hill's Patent (Stourbridge) 6 Ton

Description:

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

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:

Average price paid in 2016 = 4.46 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Jenbro JBL 127

Description:

Although this jack does not have the name Jenbro cast into it I am pretty confident that JBL stands for JENBRO Limited. The jack is cast BRITISH MADE on one side and JBL 127 on the other. Height closed 7"; Height open 16"; Winder hole 1/2". Photos courtesy of Alan Cooper.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

Lightning

Description:

The Lightning is a rack and pinion jack. It is cast LIGHTNING JACK PATENT 1911 19153. Other details as per photos.

The patent is dated 9 may 1912.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

Circa 1912

Value:

27.10 paid on UK Ebay 9 July 2020 - NH

 

 

 

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:

 

 

 

 

Papelian Lion Jack

Description:

The Papelian Lion jack is a hydraulic jack with a single ram and manual screw extension. The retaining nut is engraved LION JACK MFG BY R M PAPELIAN TRICO HOUSE CRICKLEWOOD LONDON ENGLAND.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

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:

Average price paid in 2018 = 12.99 - 2 sales

 

 

 

 

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:

Measures 6.5" closed and 10.5" extended. Only other details as shown in the photo.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2018 = 12.99 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

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:

Average price paid in 2016 = 68.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

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:

Average price paid in 2017 = 55.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Rotary Hoes - 2

Description:

Possibly an agricultural Jack judging by the company name. Cast on 2 main body ribs: ROTARY HOES LTD on one and EAST HORNDON on the other. Only other information as shown in the pictures.

Applicable Vehicles:

Agricultural vehicles.

Jack Handle Type:

Rectangular bar.

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

19.00 paid on UK Ebay 4 July 2020 - NH

 

 

 

 

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:

As shown in last photo.

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

Average price paid in 2019 = 50.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

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:

Average price paid in 2015 = 31.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Standard Coventry

Description:

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

Applicable Vehicles:

Possibly Rover 1908 to 1920s. Information required.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

Average price paid in 2017 = 22.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

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:

Average price paid in 2017 = 20.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

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:

 

 

 

 

The-Jack-In-The-Box

Description:

Unusual jack which does as it says on the lid. Only details as shown in the pictures.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

100.00 paid on UK Ebay 26 May 2020

 

 

 

 

Vaughan Bros 1

Description:

The jack is cast VAUGHAN BROS 1. It is a single screw jack. Only other detail as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

9.99 paid on UK Ebay 2 May 2020 - NH

 

 

 

 

Vaughan Bros 1A

Description:

The jack is cast VAUGHAN BROS 1A. It is a single screw jack and extends from 7.75" closed to 12.5".

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2019 = 4.00 - 1 sale

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 19 May 2020 - NH

 

 

 

 

Vaughan Bros II

Description:

The jack is cast VAUGHAN BROS II. It is a double screw jack and extends from about 6" closed to 13".

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

Vaughan Bros Willenhall

Description:

This unusual 'open plan' 2-stage jack is 8" closed and 161/2" extended. It is cast VAUGHAN BROS vertically down one rib and WILLENHALL down the other. Photo 3 shows it beside the Vaughan Bros II jack for size comparison. Photos and information courtesy of Newmoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Weber Hydraulic

Description:

Only details as shown in the photos

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

 

 

 

 

Willetts 3 Tons

Description:

Only details as shown in the photos. The base is cast C WILLETTS JUNR LTD CRADLEY HEATH 3 TONS 1940 plus the Military arrow.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known but WW2 military vehicles.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

1940

Value:

 

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