Tangyes Jacks

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Database For Vintage and Classic Tangyes Vehicle Jacks

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

This database is for vintage and classic Tangye 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.

Tangyes bought the Shelley business, probably in the late 60s/early 70s.  Some Tangyes jacks have both names cast into them and are, therefore, also shown in the Shelley Database.

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 Tangyes 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.

Advert (1984) courtesy George Radion

 

Screw Jacks - in numerical order followed by Scissor Jacks, Hydraulic Jacks, Hydraulic Hydraclaw, Hydraulic Hydralite, Hydraulic Hydramite, Euro Superline Trolley Jacks and Axle Stands

 

 

 

Tangyes Haley (Wooden)

Description

This must be the oldest jack in any of my databases. It is a wooden body jack with a single screw. It is 27 inches retracted and 40 inches extended. It has a wooden pedal at the rear for rapid lifting. The metal plate on the front is cast TANGYES HALEY JACK BIRMINGHAM. The cap reads 2 TON. Pictures and data courtesy of Darren Tebbitt.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known but probably a horse drawn cart!

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

1861, 1869 (last photo).

Value:

 

 

 

 

Tangye No. 1

Description

Single screw jack. 19cm retracted and 29cm extended. Base is 11cm x 8cm. Cast TANGYE on one side and No. 1 LI - 6AR on the other.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2016 = 7.50 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Tangye No. 2

Description

This is an unusual rack and pinion jack. It stands 9.25" high and extends to 13.75". The crank has a 1/2" sq drive. Photos and information courtesy of George Raidon in Australia

The final photo shows the No.2 with 2 types of jacking pads - rectangular/circular and saddle. Photo courtesy of NewMoody.

NewMoody also reports that the jack rack and pinion is fitted with two configurations of the pinion/wormwheel unit. One is where the pinion and the wormwheel are two parts, with the wormwheel being secured to the pinion with a washer and split pin. The second configuration is as a single unit which can only be withdrawn, from the other side, when the rack has been removed. 

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Cranked handle as shown in last 2 photos.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2015 = 10.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2016 = 11.74 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2017 = 28.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2019 = 18.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Tangye No. 3

Description

The Tangye No.3 rack and pinion jack is very similar in design to the No.2 above. It was marketed by Gamages of Holborn London. It stands 12" high and extends to 17.5". The crank has a 1/2" sq drive.

NewMoody reports that the jack rack and pinion is fitted with two configurations of the pinion/wormwheel unit. One is where the pinion and the wormwheel are two parts, with the wormwheel being secured to the pinion with a washer and split pin. The second configuration is as a single unit which can only be withdrawn, from the other side, when the rack has been removed.  

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Cranked handle probably similar to the Type 2.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = 14.99 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2016 = 13.24 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2017 = 18.77 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Tangye No. 9

Description

This jack stands 11" high and extends to 17". 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 24 April 2020 - NH

 

 

 

 

Tangye RL

Description

This jack is cast TANGYE on the handle and THE R.L on the body. Only other details as shown in the photos. The final photo shows a slight variation with 8 1/2" below the RL and a broader jacking saddle.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2015 = 11.63 - 2 sales

 

 

 

 

Tangye No. 1DL

Description

The Tangye No.1DL is a rack and pinion jack is cast TANGYE on one side and No.1DL PATENT adjacent to the cog wheel. The base is 4" x 5.25". 6" closed; 10" extended and 13.5" total with the peg extension. Very similar in dimensions to the 23DL below other than the lower central body below the worm drive. All photos and data courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Square section bar.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

19.99 paid on UK Ebay 16 October 2020 - NH

 

 

 

 

 

Tangye 23DL

Description

Tangye 23DL is a rack and pinion jack very similar in design to the No.1DL above. It is cast TANGYE on one side and 23DL on the other. The base is 4" x 5". 8.5" closed and 19" extended. The inner shaft with the saddle is peg height adjusted. The final photo, courtesy of NewMoody shows its body extension below the worm drive.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2015 = 20.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Tangye Shelley LJ263

Description:

The jack measures 7.5" retracted and 15.5" extended. It weighs 10.5 lbs. It is dual screw. The jack base is curved across its width, presumably allowing it to tilt slightly during the vehicle lifting process. Photos courtesy of Mike Nicholls.

My own LJ263 also has the code 9.D.15 cast into the right hand gusset of the bottom photo.  This appears to be in a similar sequence to another jack listed above.  I am trying to ascertain if these codes are for land Rover jacks.  All information welcome.

For comparison the third photo shows the LJ263 and LJ264 alongside. The LJ264 (left of the two) has a larger base measuring 6" x 3.5". The LJ 263 base measures 5" x 3.5". Photo and information courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Original equipment on a the Land Rover Series 2A (post 1969) through to Series 3.  Shelley was bought by the Tangye Group in 1969.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

8-78

Value:

See the Shelley database LJ263 for values

 

 

 

 

Tangye Shelley LJ264

Description:

The jack measures 7.75" retracted and 15.5" extended.

For comparison the third photo shows the LJ263 and LJ264 alongside. The LJ264 (left of the two) has a larger base measuring 6" x 3.5". The LJ 263 base measures 5" x 3.5". Photo and information courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Supplied with the Series 3 Land Rover circa 1981. Also issued with the Land Rover (Defender) 90 from 1983.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

See the Shelley database LJ264 for values

 

Scissor Jacks

 

 

 

 

Tangye-Shelley

Description:

I believe this was the only scissor action jack supplied by Tangye Shelley.

Applicable Vehicles:

Supplied with the Triumph TR4A, TR5, TR250, TR6 and Dolomite.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

See Shelley database for values

 

 

Hydraulic Jacks

 

 

 

 

Tangye 2 Ton

Description:

Single hydraulic piston with manual screw extension. 2 ton lifting weight. 7 1/4" closed and 16 1/2" extended.

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

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown.

Year Dates Noted:

Average price paid in 2017 = 5.49 - 2 sales

 

 

 

 

Tangye 4 Ton

Description:

Single hydraulic piston with manual screw extension. 4 ton lifting weight. 9 7/8" closed and 22 3/4" extended.

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

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown.

Year Dates Noted:

 

 

 

 

Tangye 8 Ton

Description:

The Tangye 8 ton jack looks like it has a double hydraulic cylinder and manual screw extension. Appears to be cast M8DL 0, 8 TON, TANGYE, ENGLAND. Other details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in first photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2019 = 0.99 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Tangye 8 Ton_1

Description:

Single hydraulic piston with manual screw extension. 8 ton lifting weight. 10.75" closed and 23" extended.

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

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown.

Year Dates Noted:

 




 

Tangye M35 Mastiff

Description:

The M35 is a 35 Tonne jack. Cast TANGYE LTD ENGLAND M35 MASTIFF. Only details as shown in the photo.

Photo courtesy of Andrew Johnson.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

11.509 paid on UK Ebay 9 May 2021 - NH


Hydraulic Hydraclaw

 

 

 

Tangye Hydraclaw - 5 Ton

Description:

Single hydraulic ram. height closed 13" with a 7" lift. Cast TANGYE PATENT PENDING on one side and HYDRACLAW SWL - 5 TON LIFT - 7INS.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Tube/rod of unknown length.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2015 = 65.00 - 1 sale

100.00 paid on UK Ebay 13 March 2021 - WH

 



Hydraulic Hydralite

 

 

 

Tangye 15 Ton

Description:

15 ton aluminium cast jack. It is 10" closed.  Base is 10" x 5". It uses a 5/16" Allen key to operated the valve.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = 23.20 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = 26.05 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2019 = 54.16 - 3 sales

 

 

 

 

Tangye 25 Ton

Description:

25 ton aluminium cast jack. Model No. 625. It is 26.5" closed and 42.75" extended.  Width is 28.7"" and depth is 9.4". It uses a 5/16" Allen key to operated the valve.

Final photo shows it or a shorter neck version in use with the English Electric Lightning Fighter aircraft. Photo courtesy the Lightning XS422 Group.

Applicable Vehicles:

English Electric Lightning Jet Fighter!!!

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = 39.00 - 3 sales

60.00 paid on UK Ebay 30 May 2021 - WH

 

 

 

 

Tangye 30 Ton

Description:

Marked Tangye Hydralite PS630. Details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in final photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = 36.00 - 2 sales

13.50 paid on UK Ebay 23 October 2020 - NH

140.00 paid on UK Ebay 19 June 2021 - WH

 

 

 

Tangeye 35 Ton

Description:

Marked HYDRALITE TANGYE on one side, TANGYE on the end with 35 TONS below.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2016 = 4.99 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Tangye 50 Ton

Description:

Marked HYDRALITE MODEL 650 on both sides and TANGYE 50 TONS on the end.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2016 = 45.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2017 = 84.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Tangye 60 Ton

Description:

Marked HYDRALITE PS660. Other details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2014 = 64.47 - 1 sale

 


Hydraulic Hydramite















Tangye 5 Ton Hydramite

Description:

The Tangye 5 Ton Hydramite has a 5 ton lifting capabilitywith a 3.2" lift. Label says TANGYES LIMITED BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND. HYDRAMITE MODEL C1353. 5 TONS 3' 2" LIFT PAT PENG.

First Tangye jack I have seen with the plural in the name.

Photos courtesy of Greg Frosdick.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

12.84 paid on UK Ebay 23 January 2021 - NH

18.00 paid on UK Ebay 7 February 2021 - NH

57.00 paid on UK Ebay 12 October 2021 - NH

 

 

 

Tangye 6.5 Ton Hydramite

Description:

Label on the top says 6.5 TONS 3' 2" LIFT HYDRAMITE MODEL E TANGYE LTD BIRMINGHAM ENGLAND.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in last photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = 41.00 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = 74.37 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 38.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2016 = 40.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2017 = 39.50 - 2 sales

26.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 February 2020 - NH

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 2 March 2020 - WH

30.99 paid on UK Ebay 6 March 2020 - WH

89.00 paid on UK Ebay 25 July 2020 - WH

120.00 paid on UK Ebay 26 July 2020 - WH

5.00 paid on UK Ebay 16 September 2020 - NH

75.00 paid on UK Ebay 8 December 2020 - WH

 

Euro Superline

 

 

 

 

Tangye 88F Euro Superline

Description:

Labelled 88F) Tangye Euro Superline. 39cm high extended. Single hydraulic piston with manual screw extension. No other details known.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = 8.27 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Tangye Euro Superline

Description:

15 Ton hydraulic jack. Only details as shown in the photo.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = 8.27 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2016 = 15.00 - 1 sale

 

 

 

 

Tangye CK 15 Euro Superline

Description:

Labelled CK 15 Tangye LTD Euro Superline 15. Details as shown in photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in second photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

Tangye 35 Ton Euro Superline

Description:

Details as shown in photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

Trolley Jacks

 

 

 

 

Tangye Garage Jack

Description

Only details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2016 = 48.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2017 = 36.00 - 1 sale

 


Axle Stands










Tangye Axle Stands

Description

These are a pair of axle stands perhaps for farm vehicles. They are cast TANGYE on one side and No.3 "SS" TYPE on the other. They measure 42 cm high. The bases are 17cm x 12cm.  Photos, measurements and casting detail courtesy of Heidi Beaty.

Howard Richter made the the very valid observation that they appear to be designed with the rounded heels so that the operator could engage the axle tube in the jaws of the stands and then gently draw the implement, cart, etc. forwards, thereby pulling the stands upright and lifting the axle up slightly.

Any further information most welcome.

Applicable Vehicles:

Possibly agriculural vehicles.

Jack Handle Type:

Not applicable.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

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