Metallifacture Jacks

Database For Vintage and Classic Metallifacture Vehicle Jacks

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This database is for vintage and classic Metallifacture 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.  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.

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 09 December 2019.

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Metallifacture Jack Division Catalogue March 1961

Memories of a former employee

Cantilever Jacks followed by Sidelift, Bumper & Pole. Page 2 for A-Frame, Scissor, Screw and Trolley

 

 

 

Metallifacture - 3.8 E-Type Jaguar

Description

S1 3.8 and early 4.2 E-Type Jaguars after chassis No. 886246 were supplied with the cantilever jack made by METALLIFACTURE shown in the picture. Earlier E-Types were supplied with a Shelley LJ225 or Shelley LJ225 (ribbed) variant, for completeness, shown in the 3rd photo.

The Metallifacture jack has a square flat jacking pad and an integrated (non-detachable handle), unlike other similar jacks supplied with the Ford Cortina and Mini. It also has its feet mid body whereas the other version has its foot at the winder end. After 1967 Jaguar switched to the detachable handle variant to save costs.  Replacing faulty integrated ratchet handled jacks was proving costly for Jaguar, whereas with the later jacks only a faulty detachable handle was usually required to be replaced.

It is the rarest of the Metallifacture jacks supplied with E-Types. The other E-Type jacks are in the following 3 entries. Photo courtesy of Roger Payne in Australia.

I am informed by David Jones that the correct colour for the Metallifacture cantilever jacks is an 'RAF blue/grey' - code BS633.

Note: There is a similar jack listed under the Austin Princess a few entries down the page that has angled lifting arms. These were not supplied with the E-Type. Buyers beware.

Applicable Vehicles:

S1 3.8 and early 4.2 E-Type jaguars after chassis No. 886246.

 

E-Type summary courtesy of E-Type owner David Jones:

S1 3.8 = Shelley LJ225 or Shelley LJ225 (ribbed) jack up to Right Hand Drive Open Top Sports (OTS): to #850548. Left Hand Drive OTS: to #877518. Right hand Drive FHC: to #860660. Left Hand Drive FHC: to #886246. 

S1 3.8 and early 4.2 cars = Metallifacture integrated handle and square pad (this entry).

4.2 2+2 = Metallifacture integrated handle and forked pad (next entry). After 1967 the handle was detachable..

S1 4.2 and early S2 4.2 cars = Metallifacture separate handle and square pad (next entry but one)

S2 4.2 later cars = Metallifacture scissor jack with detachable crank handle and square pad (next but two entry).

S3 V12 cars = Metallifacture scissor jack with detachable crank handle and perforated cup (next but two entry).

Richard Smith is able to provide spare parts for these Metallifacture Cantilever jacks.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated (non-detachable) as shown in the photo.

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

Average price paid in 2014 = 551.40 - 5 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 924.40 - 5 sales

Average price paid in 2016 = 714,75 - 4 sales

Average price paid in 2017 = 450.00 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2018 = 580.00 - 3 sales

650.00 paid on UK Ebay 26 May 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture - 4.2 E-Type Jaguar 2+2

Description

Same as the jack above, except it has a forked lifting pad to engage one of 4 jacking pegs.  The handle is integrated (non-detachable), making it one of the rarer E-Type jacks. After 1967 the jack was replaced by the one in the next entry with the detachable handle, but retaining the forked pad.  The second photo actually shows one of the later (post 1967) jacks with the forked pad and detachable handle. Photos courtesy of David Jones.

I am informed by David Jones that the correct colour for the Metallifacture cantilever jacks is an 'RAF blue/grey' - code BS633.

Note: There is a similar jack listed under the Austin Princess a few entries down the page that has angled lifting arms. These were not supplied with the E-Type. Buyers beware.

Applicable Vehicles:

4.2 E-Type Jaguar 2+2

 

E-Type summary courtesy of E-Type owner David Jones:

S1 3.8 = Shelley LJ225 or Shelley LJ225 (ribbed) jack up to Right Hand Drive Open Top Sports (OTS): to #850548. Left Hand Drive OTS: to #877518. Right hand Drive FHC: to #860660. Left Hand Drive FHC: to #886246. 

S1 3.8 and early 4.2 cars = Metallifacture integrated handle and square pad (entry above).

4.2 2+2 = Metallifacture integrated handle and forked pad (this entry). After 1967 the handle was detachable.

S1 4.2 and early S2 4.2 cars = Metallifacture separate handle and square pad (entry below)

S2 4.2 later cars = Metallifacture scissor jack with detachable crank handle and square pad (next but one entry).

S3 V12 cars = Metallifacture scissor jack with detachable crank handle and perforated pad (next but one entry).

Richard Smith is able to provide spare parts for these Metallifacture Cantilever jacks.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated (non-detachable).

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

Average price paid in 2015 = 289.22 - 4 sales

Average price paid in 2016 = 310.29 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2017 = 310.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2018 = 366.18 - 5 sales

201.57 paid on UK Ebay 19 May 2019

210.00 paid on UK Ebay 14 September 2019 (incorrect Cortina jack, modified with jacking point)

360.00 paid on UK Ebay 2 December 2019 (detachable handle)

 

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture - 4.2 E-Type Jaguar

Description

Similar to the jacks above, except it has a detachable handle.

I am informed by David Jones that the correct colour for the Metallifacture cantilever jacks is an 'RAF blue/grey' - code BS633.

Note: There is a similar jack listed under the Austin Princess a few entries down the page that has angled lifting arms. These were not supplied with the E-Type. Buyers beware.

Applicable Vehicles:

4.2 and early S2 4.2 E-Type Jaguars.

Jaguar XJ6 Series 1 but unsure of jacking head.

E-Type summary courtesy of E-Type owner David Jones:

S1 3.8 = Shelley LJ225 or Shelley LJ225 (ribbed) jack up to Right Hand Drive Open Top Sports (OTS): to #850548. Left Hand Drive OTS: to #877518. Right hand Drive FHC: to #860660. Left Hand Drive FHC: to #886246. 

S1 3.8 and early 4.2 cars = Metallifacture integrated handle and square pad (top entry).

4.2 2+2 = Metallifacture integrated handle and forked pad (entry above). After 1967 the handle was detachable.

S1 4.2 and early S2 4.2 cars = Metallifacture separate handle and square pad (this entry).

S2 4.2 later cars = Metallifacture scissor jack with detachable crank handle and square pad (next entry).

S3 V12 cars = Metallifacture scissor jack with detachable crank handle and perforated pad (next entry).

Richard Smith is able to provide spare parts for these Metallifacture Cantilever jacks.

 

Jack Handle Type:

Detachable as shown in the 3rd photo.

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

Average price paid in 2012 = 112.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2013 = 171.39 - 15 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = 224.80 - 20 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 405.99 - 9 sales

Average price paid in 2016 = 335.00 - 4 sales

Average price paid in 2017 = 301.14 - 5 sales

Average price paid in 2018 = 360.54 - 10 sales

350.00 paid on UK Ebay 17 January 2019

275.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 January 2019

350.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 January 2019

 

281.61 paid on UK Ebay 25 February 2019

510.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 February 2019

251.78.00 paid on UK Ebay 17 May 2019

450.00 paid on UK Ebay 26 May 2019

550.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 May 2019

51.00 paid on UK Ebay 2 June 2019

250.00 paid on UK Ebay 11 August 2019

273.19 paid on UK Ebay 11 October 2019

160.00 paid on UK Ebay 17 October 2019

 

 

 

Metallifacture - S3 V12 E-Type Jaguar

Description

I have put this scissor jack here to keep all E-Type jacks together.

Later S2 4.2 E-Types had this scissor jack with the square locating pad (1st photo). The jack illustrated in the 2nd and 3rd photos had a different mounting pad and was supplied with the S3 V12 E-Type Jaguar. I am interested to know the chassis number/year for the changeover to this jack.

The version (2nd and 3rd photos) used for early Series 3 E-Types (V12) 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.

I am informed by David Jones that the correct colour for the Metallifacture cantilever jacks is an 'RAF blue/grey' - code BS633.

Applicable Vehicles:

S2 4.2 E-Type Jaguars (1st photo) and the S3 V12 E-Type Jaguar (2nd and 3rd photos).

E-Type summary courtesy of E-Type owner David Jones:

S1 3.8 = Shelley LJ225 or Shelley LJ225 (ribbed) jack up to Right Hand Drive Open Top Sports (OTS): to #850548. Left Hand Drive OTS: to #877518. Right hand Drive FHC: to #860660. Left Hand Drive FHC: to #886246. 

S1 3.8 and early 4.2 cars = Metallifacture integrated handle and square pad (top entry).

4.2 2+2 = Metallifacture integrated handle and forked pad (second entry). After 1967 the handle was detachable.

S1 4.2 and early S2 4.2 cars = Metallifacture separate handle and square pad (entry above).

S2 4.2 later cars = Metallifacture scissor jack with detachable crank handle and square pad (this entry).

S3 V12 cars = Metallifacture scissor jack with detachable crank handle and perforated pad (this entry).

Richard Smith is able to provide spare parts for these Metallifacture Cantilever jacks.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the photos.

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

95.00 paid on UK Ebay 15 February 2019

95.00 paid on UK Ebay 25 February 2019

 

95.00 paid on UK Ebay 10 March 2019

125.00 paid on UK Ebay 14 March 2019

55.00 paid on UK Ebay 21 April 2019

55.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 May 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture - Ford Lotus Cortina Mk1

Description

This version is for the Lotus Cortina Mk1. It has the additional pad underneath, whilst retaining the domed jacking pin

The second picture shows the jack with its associated tool kit and the third picture shows it displayed in the Lotus Cortina Mk1 boot. Final two photos courtesy of David Cook.

Applicable Vehicles:

Ford Lotus Cortina Mk1.

For later Cortina jacks please see the Ford database.

Jack Handle Type:

The ratchet handle is 11" long and has METALLIFACTURE to raise this side of jack and on the other side 'To lower this side to jack'.

Year Dates Noted:

Value:

Average price paid in 2016 = 248.27 - 4 sales

Average price paid in 2017 = 190.73 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2018 = 247.41 - 6 sales

206.00 paid on UK Ebay 19 March 2019

149.00 paid on UK Ebay 24 April 2019

75.00 paid on UK Ebay 10 June 2019

161.89 paid on UK Ebay 22 July 2019

133.61 paid on UK Ebay 23 July 2019

173.89 paid on UK Ebay 29 July 2019

182.77 paid on UK Ebay 4 August 2019

157.00 paid on UK Ebay 29 October 2019

180.98 paid on UK Ebay 3 November 2019

185.00 paid on UK Ebay 14 November 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Lotus Elan

Description

This jack has the same middle supporting rest as fitted to 4.2 E-Types Jaguars. It has a channel section jacking pad as shown also in the 4th photo from the Lotus Elan handbook.

See scissor jack below for the Lotus Elan S3.

Applicable Vehicles:

Lotus Elan S1 & S2.

Jack Handle Type:

Detachable as shown in photos.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

Average price paid in 2014 = 99.00 - sale

Average price paid in 2015 = 196.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2016 = 405.40 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2017 = 400.50 - 2 sales

842.00 paid on UK Ebay 22 March 2018

570.00 paid on UK Ebay 14 May 2018

415.00 paid on UK Ebay 2 June 2019

256.61 paid on UK Ebay 17 June 2019

266.61 paid on UK Ebay 24 September 2019

190.02 paid on UK Ebay 10 November 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Lotus Elan +2

Description

Some limited research suggests that this cantilever variant of the jack with the extra foot was supplied with the Lotus Elan +2 which had a different jacking system to the Elan.

The photo is for a 1968 to 1974 Lotus Elan +2. Thank you to John Chamberlain for this information.

See scissor jack below for the Lotus Elan S3.

Applicable Vehicles:

Lotus Elan +2

Jack Handle Type:

Detachable as shown in photos.

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

217.75 paid on UK Ebay 28 October 2016

250.00 paid on UK Ebay 1 September 2018

226.61 paid on UK Ebay 26 June 2019

122.00 paid on UK Ebay 9 November 2019

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Lotus Europa S1/S2

Description

This version is the same as the Lotus Cortina Mk1 with the optional angle jacking pad to fit over the pin.

Applicable Vehicles:

Lotus Europa S1 and S2

Jack Handle Type:

The ratchet handle is 11" long and has METALLIFACTURE to raise this side of jack and on the other side 'To lower this side to jack'.

Year Dates Noted:

Value:

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture - Austin Princess

Description

This cantilever jack is similar to the Jaguar E-Type, having the mid-jack foot. The essential differences are the jacking point, (being the same as the Austin Allegro (further down the page in Scissor section)) and the heavy duty 'yoke' lifting arm which is an angle section instead of a rectangular bar used in the E-Type variant. The frequent high selling prices of this jack shows the confusion by both vendors and purchasers - Beware.

Applicable Vehicles:

Austin Princess

Jack Handle Type:

Ratchet

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

Average price paid in 2016 = 68.47 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2017 = 188.00 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2018 = 179.27 - 7 sales

159.00 paid on UK Ebay 30 March 2019

141.00 paid on UK Ebay 3 April 2019

103.00 paid on UK Ebay 3 May 2019

67.01 paid on UK Ebay 14 May 2019

92.00 paid on UK Ebay 19 May 2019

160.00 paid on UK Ebay 16 June 2019

275.00 paid on UK Ebay 20 June 2019

110.00 paid on UK Ebay 9 July 2019

185.00 paid on UK Ebay 6 October 2019

 

 

 

Metallifacture Cantilever With Geared Handle

Description

This cantilever jack is similar to the jacks above having the mid length additional foot. However, this version has 2 mid length feet plus a right angled geared and integrated handle winder.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

right angled geared and integrated handle winder.

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture - Ford Cortina Mk1

Description

The jack has METALLIFACTURE PATENT No. 903079 on the jack arm and the dome jacking point has M15152G. It has a 3/8" drive and a milled thumb screw. This jack is for the standard Cortina Mk1. Details courtesy of Barrie Camborne Cornwall.

Unlike the jacks for the E-Type and Lotus cars, this version does not have the mid section pad.

Applicable Vehicles:

Ford Cortina and Cortina GT Mk1.

For Lotus Cortina Mk1 see below and later Cortina jacks please see the Ford database

Jack Handle Type:

The ratchet handle is 11" long and has METALLIFACTURE to raise this side of jack and on the other side 'To lower this side to jack'.

Year Dates Noted:

Value:
Average price paid in 2013 = 67.81 - 14 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = 88.11 - 24 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 146.02 - 22 sales

Average price paid in 2016 = 123.89 - 18 sales

Average price paid in 2017 = 100.16 - 15 sales

Average price paid in 2018 = 76.88 - 8 sales

129.00 paid on UK Ebay 6 January 2019

95.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 March 2019

64.00 paid on UK Ebay 11 April 2019

50.00 paid on UK Ebay 4 May 2019

69.00 paid on UK Ebay 6 May 2019

62.00 paid on UK Ebay 15 May 2019

40.00 paid on UK Ebay 24 May 2019

127.00 paid on UK Ebay 3 June 2019

78.00 paid on UK Ebay 12 August 2019

100.00 paid on UK Ebay 11 September 2019

103.50 paid on UK Ebay 1 October 2019

48.52 paid on UK Ebay 30 October 2019

76.00 paid on UK Ebay 30 October 2019

45.00 paid on UK Ebay 31 October 2019

77.00 paid on UK Ebay 3 November 2019

40.00 paid on UK Ebay 17 November 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Mini 1962 to 1968

Description

This jack is similar to the Cortina jack above and marked with the patent No. 903079. It came in 2 jacking point versions. The first one from 1962 to 1964 was a solid L-angled bar (2nd photo). The 2nd from 1965 to 1968 had a hole to locate over a protruding stud head (3rd photo). Information courtesy of Dieter Deschacht .

Applicable Vehicles:

This jack was supplied with the Morris Mini Minor, Traveller, Van and Pick-up from 1962 to 1968.

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

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in picture

Year Dates Noted:

1962 to 1968

Value:

 
Average price paid in 2013 = 69.06 - 11 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = 64.27 - 13 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 106.14 - 20 sales

Average price paid in 2016 = 105.25 - 19 sales

Average price paid in 2017 = 89.84 - 30 sales

Average price paid in 2018 = 81.15 - 19 sales

51.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 January 2019

53.78 paid on UK Ebay 31 January 2019

250.00 paid on UK Ebay 11 February 2019

106.00 paid on UK Ebay 15 February 2019

62.00 paid on UK Ebay 15 February 2019

74.05 paid on UK Ebay 2 March 2019

90.00 paid on UK Ebay 5 March 2019

43.00 paid on UK Ebay 10 March 2019

72.00 paid on UK Ebay 30 March 2019

78.00 paid on UK Ebay 31 March 2019

45.00 paid on UK Ebay 14 April 2019

25.00 paid on UK Ebay 24 April 2019

51.95 paid on UK Ebay 29 April 2019

38.00 paid on UK Ebay 5 May 2019

28.00 paid on UK Ebay 12 May 2019

51.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 May 2019

72.00 paid on UK Ebay 6 June 2019

56.55 paid on UK Ebay 30 June 2019

225.00 paid on UK Ebay 14 July 2019

61.66 paid on UK Ebay 15 July 2019

59.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 July 2019

45.00 paid on UK Ebay 1 August 2019

51.00 paid on UK Ebay 5 September 2019

37.09 paid on UK Ebay 23 October 2019

36.99 paid on UK Ebay 23 October 2019

40.00 paid on UK Ebay 9 November 2019

 

 

Sidelift Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

Metallifacture Sidelift Ford

Description

This Metallifacture side-winding jack was supplied with various Fords during the 60s.

Applicable Vehicles:

Ford Anglia 105E, Prefect 107E, Cortina Mk2 - all with 7/8" diameter spigot. See also Metallifacture Tripod for the other jack supplied with these vehicles.

Jack Handle Type:

Ratchet

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = 10.50 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2017 = 23.66 - 3 sales

8.00 paid on UK Ebay 23 August 2018

99.99 paid on UK Ebay 12 September 2018

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Mini Side Jack

Description

This Metallifacture side jack is another one for the Austin/Morris/BMC Mini. It has the same jacking spigot as the Shelley Mini variant. Information and 2nd to 6th photos courtesy of Dieter Deschacht.

Applicable Vehicles:

BMC Mini and Mini Mayfair 1275. Mini Cooper 1275 Mk.VI. (Probably from early 1990s)

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

Jack Handle Type:

As shown - Wheel nut spanner.

Year Dates Noted:

One example stamped 47. 0. 93. Another (final photo) 17. 0. 98.

Value:

Average price paid in 2015 = 24.89 - 14 sales

Average price paid in 2016 = 17.97 - 14 sales

Average price paid in 2017 = 19.30 - 13 sales

Average price paid in 2018 = 15.38 - 4 sales

11.40 paid on UK Ebay 31 May 2019

19.99 paid on UK Ebay 2 June 2019

24.55 paid on UK Ebay 13 August 2019

46.00 paid on UK Ebay 18 September 2019

4.97 paid on UK Ebay 7 November 2019

12.50 paid on UK Ebay 11 November 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture - Midget & Sprite

Description

The Metallifacture side-winding jack is 16 15/16" (43.5cm) high, with a base 6 1/16" (15.2cm) long. The winder drive is 3/8" square. The folding spigot is an inverted U measuring 5 1/16" long. It may have been supplied in a number of colours, including the blue (shown) and an orange/red (clarification required). Information courtesy of Robert Hall. The handle is detachable as shown in the photos and described below.

Applicable Vehicles:

MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprite from June 1963 onwards. This inverted T jack was found in late Mark II, Mark III, and Mark IV Sprites. See also Shelley for the other Midget and Sprite jack covering this time frame and marks. These jacks have been found painted either a black, red orange or a grey blue. METALLIFACTURE is stamped on the top by the winder. Information courtesy of Robert Hall in the USA.

Prior to this the Austin Healey (Frog Eye) Sprite had a King Dick or Smiths Steadylift A-Frame jack .

Jack Handle Type:

One direction ratchet handle, turn over to reverse winding 8.5" (21.7cm) long x 1.6" (4.2cm) wide x 3/16" (1.0cm) thick.

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

19.00 paid on UK Ebay 20 August 2011

55.00 paid on UK Ebay 5 August 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Side Lift Ford Cortina Mk2 & Mk3

Description

This jack was supplied to Ford for the Cortina Mk2 and early Mk3. The winder head is stamped METALLIFACTURE 71BB 17080 E1A plus the Ford FoMoCo logo. The inside of the foot is stamped M12648 W.D. perhaps suggesting that it was for a military Ford Cortina contract. It is 20 inches tall.

Applicable Vehicles:

Ford Cortina Mk2 & Mk3.

See also Ford database.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

1971.

Value:

Selling prices will appear in the identical Ford entry.

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Sidelift - MGB

Description

Worm operated side lift jack. Similar to the Ford version immediately above except for the lifting arm.

Applicable Vehicles:

From February 1974 and to the end of MGB production in 1980 the MGB was supplied with a black Metallifacture side lift jack (BHH5329).  First photo courtesy of Tony Brown, North Carolina USA.  For other MGB jacks see the King Dick sidelift jack and the Shelley sidelift jack.

Also, the same jack (possibly in blue - second photo) was stated by a vendor to be standard issue for the Hillman Minx and Rapier - confirmatory information required please.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

 
Average price paid in 2013 = 13.43 - 8 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = 36.5 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 17.34 - 10 sales

Average price paid in 2016 = 14.18 - 15 sales

Average price paid in 2017 = 19.51 - 5 sales

45.00 paid on UK Ebay 17 March 2019

25.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 March 2019

15.99 paid on UK Ebay 30 April 2019

45.50 paid on UK Ebay 26 October 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Sidelift - MGB (Early?)

Description

When I first saw this jack I thought it was the version above but missing the capping over the winding mechanism. However, looking through the Haynes manual for the MGB it shows this jack in use on page 10 (4th photo). The jack owner tells me that it has no manufacturer markings so I have made the assumption it is Metallifacture since all other features appear similar to the one above. The jack is 19.5" high with a jacking spigot 10" long. Photos and information courtesy of Andrew Tyson.

George Radion sent me some additional photos, one of which shows a stamping RP14275 underneath the winder housing.

Applicable Vehicles:

MGB jack, possibly early models.  For other MGB jacks see the entry above, plus the  King Dick sidelift and Shelley sidelift jacks.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

10.50 paid on UK Ebay 27 November 2016

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Sidelift

Description

Main details as shown in photos. Overall height is 61cm; base foot is 18cm across.  The  winder cap is engraved METALLIFACTURE, OIL, PAT APP FOR. Later version has PAT No. 980087.

Applicable Vehicles:

Rover P6 2000,2200,3500.

Austin/Morris 1800, 2200 Wolseley 18/85

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

Average price paid in 2014 = 9.97 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 22.43 - 5 sales

Average price paid in 2016 = 8.17 - 4 sales

Average price paid in 2017 = 6.67 - 4 sales

Average price paid in 2016 = 10.37 - 6 sales

30.00 paid on UK Ebay 6 April 2019

5.00 paid on UK Ebay 14 April 2019

9.00 paid on UK Ebay 31 May 2019

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 4 September 2019

25.00 paid on UK Ebay 17 September 2019

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 3 October 2019

27.00 paid on UK Ebay 14 October 2019

30.00 paid on UK Ebay 25 November 2019 - NH

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Side Lift - Square Arm

Description

Variation to the side lift above having a square section lifting arm. No other details known.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

10.50 paid on UK Ebay 18 June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture 'Tee' Frame Light CJ/17B

Description

The CJ/17B has totally enclosed gears with an integrated handle. It is 23 3/8" high with a lift of 21.5"; foot: 9-1/8" across, 1.5" wide, 1" high; spigot length: 7.35"; spigot diameter: 1"

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

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

Circa 1961.

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Sidelift Type CJ/24

Description

Worm operated side lift jack.

Applicable Vehicles:

Austin A60. A recent Ebay seller indicated it may also be for the Morris Oxford Series V & VI; Wolseley 15/60 1.5 & 1.6; MG Magnette Mk 3 & 4. Information required please.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

14.50 paid on UK Ebay 27 March 2014

21.50 paid on UK Ebay 5 March 2015

12.80 paid on UK Ebay 7 June 2016

7.50 paid on UK Ebay 5 February 2017

4.00 paid on UK Ebay 13 November 2017

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 26 November 2018

6.50 paid on UK Ebay 11 October 2019

 

 

 

Bumper & Pole Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

Metallifacture CJ/1

Description

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:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

Pre 1961

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Ratchet Bumper Jack CJ/2

Description

According toe the Metallifacture Jack Catalogue 1961 at the top of the page this jack can be easily operated by a woman. Not sure the company would get away with that in today's PC environment!

Details shown in photograph include 25 5/8" height and 20 cwt lifting capacity.

Applicable Vehicles:

Claimed by vendor to be for a Morris 8 Series E. See also alternative Morris Bumper Jack

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

Circa 1961

Value:

30.00 paid on UK Ebay 10 March 2019

25.00 paid on UK Ebay 20 October 2019

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Tubular CJ/6

Description

This sidelift jack is 18 3/8" tall; the base of the tube to the underside of the arm is 4 1/2"; and the underside arm length is 7 3/4". The jack is stamped METALLIFACTURE PAT No. 846882. Third photo and details courtesy of NewMoody.

This jack is listed in the Metallifacture Jack Division Catalogue of 1961 (link at top of the page) as the CJ/6 Tubular car jack. Weight 4.5lb; capacity 20 cwt; Maximum extendable height of 24 3/8"; base diameter 2.5" - last photo.

Applicable Vehicles:

Singer Gazelle.

Singer Vogue.

Sunbeam Alpine/Tiger. See also Shelley Sunbeam Alpine & Tiger for the 2 other jacks supplied with these vehicles.

1963 Humber Sceptre Mk.1.

Hillman Super Minx.

Jack Handle Type:

Wheel nut brace.

Year Dates Noted:

Circa 1960s.

Value:

Average price paid in 2014 = 27.50 - 6 sales

Average price paid in 2016 = 20.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2017 = 24.87 - 4 sales

Average price paid in 2018 = 23.23 - 4 sales

46.00 paid on UK Ebay 10 February 2019

15.00 paid on UK Ebay 3 June 2019

16.00 paid on UK Ebay 21 June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture CJ/9

Description

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:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

Pre 1961

Value:

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture Type CJ/11

Description

This jack is listed as obsolete in the Metallifacture Jack Division Catalogue 1961 link at the top of this page. No other details known.

Applicable Vehicles:

not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Wheel Brace

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped.

Value:

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture CJ/13

Description

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:

Probably ratchet.

Year Dates Noted:

Pre 1961

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Metallifacture CJ/14

Description

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:

Probably wheel brace.

Year Dates Noted:

Pre 1961

Value:

 

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