Woden Jacks

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Database For Vintage and Classic Woden Vehicle Jacks

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This database is for vintage and classic Woden 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.

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.

Many of these jacks are now very 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.

A brief history of Woden - Found by NewMoody

 

 

 

Woden 227

Description:

The Woden 227 has a cast iron body with a machine cut steel screw and pinion. Height closed is 6" and extended 13.5". 25cwt capacity.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown.

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

 

 

 

Bottle

 

 
 

 

 

Woden Double Lift Bottle

Description:

The Woden Double Lift Bottle is an extremely powerful jack for lifting up to 6 tons. Cast iron body, mild steel screw with safety stop and reversible ratchet action. 8 1/4 diameter base. Lift range from 10 3/4" to 19 3/4".

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

3 foot tube.

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woden A229/1 Short Lift Bottle

Description:

The Woden capstan jack is 10" closed and 14" extended. The base is 7" diameter. It is cast WODEN. Within the cartouche it is also cast TRADE MARK. On the other side is A229/1 3 TON LIFT. Photos and details courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

£9.99 paid on UK Ebay 15 November 2020 - NH

 

 

 

 

Woden Long Lift Bottle

Description:

The Woden Long lift bottle jacks have a cast iron body and head with a steel screw. There are 8 models:

Model 1. 1.5 tons. Height retracted 12". Lift 7".

Model 2. 2 tons. Height retracted 15". Lift 8.5".

Model 2A. 3 tons. Height retracted 16.5". Lift 9".

Model 3. 4 tons. Height retracted 18". Lift 11".

Model 4. 5 tons. Height retracted 21". Lift 14".

Model 5. 6 tons. Height retracted 24". Lift 15.5".

Model 6. 8 tons. Height retracted 24". Lift 15".

Model 7. 10 tons. Height retracted 24". Lift 14.5".

The Woden Short lift bottle jacks, similar to the A229 in the previous entry, have a cast iron body and head with a steel screw. There are 5 models:

Model 1. 2 tons. Height retracted 7". Lift 2.25".

Model 2. 4 tons. Height retracted 8". Lift 2.75".

Model 3. 6 tons. Height retracted 9". Lift 3.25".

Model 3A. 8 tons. Height retracted 10". Lift 3.25".

Model 4. 10 tons. Height retracted 10". Lift 3.25".

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Steel tommy bar - optional extra at the time.

Year Dates Noted:

Circa 1930.

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Woden Short Lift Bottle

Description:

The Woden Short lift bottle jacks, similar to the A229 in the entry 2 above, have a cast iron body and head with a steel screw. There are 5 models:

Model 1. 2 tons. Height retracted 7". Lift 2.25".

Model 2. 4 tons. Height retracted 8". Lift 2.75".

Model 3. 6 tons. Height retracted 9". Lift 3.25".

Model 3A. 8 tons. Height retracted 10". Lift 3.25".

Model 4. 10 tons. Height retracted 10". Lift 3.25".

Photo is the A229 above.

Applicable Vehicles:

Circa 1930.

Jack Handle Type:

Steel tommy bar - optional extra at the time.

Year Dates Noted:

 

 

 

Tower Jack

 

 
 

 

 

Woden Tower Jack

Description:

Ratchet jack cast WODEN on the winder arm and TOWER JACK PATENT No. 5460 on the ratchet central body. Only other details as shown in the photos.

Research by NewMoody reveals the full patent and details as: GB190205480, awarded 12 February 1903, to ‘Steel Nut and Joseph Hampton’ and Thomas Hampton, Woden Works, Wednesbury. Designed for tramways where space is restricted.  ‘SN & JH’ was founded 1851, sold on in 1965 – several times!

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

£0.99 paid on UK Ebay 6 December 2020 - NH

 

 

Push & Pull

 

 
 

 

 

Woden Push & Pull

Description:

Serves as a lifting jack, cramp and a restraining or expanding screw.

The example in pictures 2, 3 and 4 do not show the name Woden. In fact a number of variations suggesting a different maker of this unusual jack. Instead it is stamped PHIPP'S LIFT on one cramp and PULL & PUSH on the other. Photos courtesy of George Radion.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Spanner.

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

 

 

 

Trolley

 

 
 

 

 

Woden Trolley

Description:

Only details as shown in the pictures

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

Not known

Value:

£10.99 paid on UK Ebay 11 October 2017

 

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