Smiths Jacks

Database For Vintage and Classic Smiths Vehicle Jacks

This database is for vintage and classic Smiths 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. Some of the jacks listed below had the name Stevenson on them.  I need information on the relationship between Stevenson and Smiths.

All Smiths 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 22 November 2017.

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Bevelift Jacks - followed by Folding A Frame; Fixed A Frame; Tubular Side Lift; Scissor; Screw; Hydraulic; and

 Integrated

 

 

 

 

Smiths Bevelift - Side Lift

Description

The Bevelift is manufactured by Smiths Jacking Systems (embossed around the base) and called the Smiths Bevelift jack. Made in England and, according to the internet, by the same Samuel Smiths that made the Smiths/Jaeger gauges, Radiomobile radios and the MGA heater assembly but perhaps not the beer!

Beautiful easy action with a 13" lift but use clearly limited to cars with square jacking tubes attached to the frame.

First and 4th photos and information courtesy of Mike Moore in Cheshire, UK.

The 2nd and 3rd photos show different length jacking spigots.

5th picture shows the casting on the foot. SMITHS STEVENSON JACKING SYSTEMS.

The final photo shows an exploded diagram of the winder dating back to 1945.

CAUTION. The Riley RM Club reports that this jack has a bad reputation for failure in use and strongly recommends that an alternative jack is used for wheel changing etc.

Applicable Vehicles:

Alvis TA14

Bristol 400, 401, 402, 403. The Bristol 404, 405 & 406 used a similar version of this jack, but it did not have the fold-out lifting arm, only a small grooved channel protruding approximately 1.5" that located with a seam under the chassis. Information courtesy of Adrian Berry.

From 1946 to 1955 these jacks were supplied with the Riley RMA, RME 1.5 litre saloons; the Riley RMB, RMF 2.5 litre saloons; and the Riley RMC 2.5 litre Drophead Coupe.  Information courtesy of Mike Moore in Cheshire, UK.

Sunbeam Talbot 90

Triumph Roadster 1946 to 1949. (see 4th picture).

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

Patent applied for in 1945.

1949

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = 29.00 - 4 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = 37.52 - 12 sales

125.00 paid on UK Ebay 6 May 2016

26.00 paid on UK Ebay 16 August 2016

46.00 paid on UK Ebay 7 October 2016

45.00 paid on UK Ebay 22 November 2016

106.40 paid on UK Ebay 25 March 2017

33.00 paid on UK Ebay 5 April 2017

54.00 paid on UK Ebay 17 April 2017

36.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 April 2017

56.00 paid on UK Ebay 30 April 2017

50.00 paid on UK Ebay 18 May 2017

75.00 paid on UK Ebay 18 June 2017

27.00 paid on UK Ebay 13 July 2017

51.00 paid on UK Ebay 31 July 2017

15.00 paid on UK Ebay 7 September 2017

41.00 paid on UK Ebay 24 September 2017

25.99 paid on UK Ebay 5 November 2017

25.87 paid on UK Ebay 16 November 2017

 

 

 

Smiths Bevelift - Round Fixed Lifting Arm

Description

Similar to the jacks above but with a round fixed lifting arm.

Applicable Vehicles:

I have been informed it may possibly be for a very early Riley RMA (1945-46). It is thought this car had round jacking points in different locations to the later cars.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

38.77 paid on UK Ebay 9 August 2015

25.00 paid on UK Ebay 25 September 2016

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 12 November 2017

 

 

 

 

Smiths Bevelift - Fixed Square Lifting Arm

Description

This jack was found in the boot of a Bentley Mk Vl  It has a fixed rectangular lifting arm and has a lift of 11".

Applicable Vehicles:

Possibly Bentley Mk Vl. Information required.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

26.99 paid on UK Ebay 1 March 2015

 

 

 

Smiths Bevelift - Triumph Renown

Description

Similar to the Bevelift above but with an H section lifting arm.

Applicable Vehicles:

Triumph Renown 1946 to 1954.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

57.00 paid on UK Ebay 10 April 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Bevelift Side Lift

Description

The jacking point is unusual on this Bevelift side lift jack. No other details known. 

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Bevelift Side Lift - Double Lifting Arm

Description

This Bevelift side lift jack has, rather unusually, two jacking arms. More information required please.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

19.99 paid on UK Ebay 11 October 2015

 

 

 

 

Smiths Bevelift - Various

Description

This jack incorporates the Bevel winding mechanism unique to Smiths. It is 27" tall. The lifting arm will vary depending on the car type. The fourth picture shows a version of the lifting arm bracket.

Applicable Vehicles:

Aston Martin DB4 and DB4 GT. However, evidence has recently come to light that suggests that an identical Britool jack was supplied instead of or in addition to this Smiths jack.

Rolls Royce Shadow, Corniche and Spirit models 1966 onwards.

Jensen Interceptor Mk III.

Rover P4 75.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

1966

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = 656.00 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 73.49 - 4 sales

205.00 paid on UK Ebay 2 January 2016

200.00 paid on UK Ebay 5 February 2016

387.00 paid on UK Ebay 26 October 2016

217.00 paid on UK Ebay 16 November 2016

319.00 paid on UK Ebay 26 November 2016

460.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 November 2016

1375.00 paid at Bonhams Auction 13 May 2017

180.00 paid on UK Ebay 16 July 2017 - Square section lifting arm

310.00 paid on UK Ebay 7 November 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Bevelift MG Magnette ZA

Description

This jack is identical to the one above except for the lifting arm.  Photos courtesy of Jeffrey Bridges who has a 1955 MG Magnette ZA. The last 2 photos show the jack in position on Jeffrey's car.

Applicable Vehicles:

MG Magnette ZA

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

1955

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Bevelift - Folding 2

Description

This jack is an original item for Rolls Royce and Bentleys in the 1980s.  It is 27" tall. It varies from the one above with the lifting spigot attachment.

This or a very similar Bevelift with a square section lifting arm was also supplied with the Wolseley 6/90 Series I & II.

Applicable Vehicles:

Supplied with the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, Corniche, Silver Spirit and Silver Spur; and the Bentley Mulsanne.

Wolseley 6/90 Series I & II.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

1980s

Value:

39.65 paid on USA Ebay November 2012

50.00 paid on UK Ebay 21 June 2015

30.00 paid on UK Ebay 30 May 2016

31.00 paid on UK Ebay 16 July 2016

 

 

 

 

Smiths Bevelift - Folding 3

Description

This Bevelift jack may be an early version of the ones above as the casting on the winder says patent pending.  This could date it to pre 1948 (see patent diagram above). The legs are inscribed SMITHS JACKING SYSTEMS LTD ENGLAND PAT No. 625.500. It measures 25.75" tall. The lifting arm is a solid 7/8" square section, 5 7/8" long. The example shown has the interesting instruction painted on to open the legs before use (as is the case for most things in life!). Photos and information courtesy of Tony Danaro in Australia.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

Probably between 1945 and 1948.

Value:

29.85 paid on UK Ebay 13 September 2015

180.00 paid on UK Ebay 3 October 2017

 

 

 

 

Smiths Bevelift - Austin Champ

Description

The The Austin Champ Bevelift Is a rigid triangular frame incorporating the unique Smiths winding mechanism. It was supplied with the Military version between 1951 to 1956. It is listed in the Champ documents as a  Jack, Type C6060 - LV6/MT1 - 86893 (see second photo). Photos and information courtesy of Alan Snashall in Australia.

Applicable Vehicles:

Military Austin Champ

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

1951 to 1956 (this covers the Champ production period. no dates on the jack).

Value:

120.00 paid on UK Ebay 29 July 2013

92.00 paid on UK Ebay 16 September 2014

155.99 paid on UK Ebay 3 May 2015

 

 

Folding A Frame Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

Smiths Aston Martin DB 2-4 Mk II and DB Mark III

Description

This jack was the predecessor to the Smiths Bevelift (above) for the Aston Marin DB4 and was original equipment for the earlier Aston Martin DB2-4 Mark II (1955 to 1957) and the DB Mark III (1957 to 1959). There are no maker's details on the jack. However, it's design is identical (other than the winder) to the later DB4 Bevelift jack, suggesting it is from the same stable. Photos and information courtesy of Adrian Chettle.

Applicable Vehicles:

Supplied with the Aston Martin DB2-4 Mk II.

Supplied with the Aston Martin DB Mark III.

Reported to be for a Jaguar Mk. IX (1959).

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the 3rd photo. Unmarked.

Year Dates Noted:

None, but circa 1955 to 1959.

Value:

750.00 paid at Bonhams 17 May 2014

74.50 paid on UK Ebay 15 April 2016

550.00 paid on UK Ebay 31 October 2017

 

 

 

 

Smiths Folding - Austin?

Description

Only details as shown in the photos. It looks very similar to the entry above except for the square section lifting arm. Vendor thought it was from an Austin. More information welcomed.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

18.00 paid on UK Ebay 10 March 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Triangulated

Description

The only information about this jack is from the Standard Vanguard Phase One Handbook. I am assuming it is a Smiths jack as it has the folding leg mechanism unique to the Smiths Bevelift jacks in the preceding entries. However this one has a different winder.

The screw rod extends through the top bearing of the jack and has a slot cut into it. The handle is a piece of rod with the last couple of inches bent over about 45deg. This end is then flattened // to its length and fitted into the screw slot. A pin through this joint allows the rod to swivel. With the jack offered up and the handle to the right, the handle is then pulled from right to left, horizontally; flipped over to become sited to the right. Repeat!

Photos and information courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Standard Vanguard 1947 to 1953 - RAF Staff Car.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated. It appears to be the same design as shown on the Smiths A Frame 4 a few entries further down.

Year Dates Noted:

Not stamped but circa 1947

Value:

 

 

 

Fixed A Frame Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

Smiths Rover P4

Description

Only details as shown in the photos. Rover specialist lists it as the P4. Very similar to a King Dick variant also said to be for the Rover P4. See also a Bevelift variant above, also for the P4.

Applicable Vehicles:

Rover P4

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 10 March 2015

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 3 June 2015

9.99 paid on UK Ebay 30 December 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Steadylift - Austin Healey Sprite

Description

The Smiths Steadylift jack is shown in the Austin Healey 'Frog Eye' Sprite workshop manual.  I have been advised that no one to date has seen this jack. The other 'Frog Eye' Sprite jack is a similar designed King Dick jack. For later Sprites and MG Midgets see Metallifacture and Shelley. Photo and data courtesy of Robert Hall in the USA.

Applicable Vehicles:

Austin Healey Frog Eye Sprite.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

12.00 paid on UK Ebay 9 August 2016

 

 

 

 

Smiths A Frame 1

Description

The jack is a rigid A-frame measuring 20.5"high; 8" wide at the bottom. It has 0.5" square section winder head.  The base is stamped SMITHS JACKING SYSTEMS LTD PAT No. 625.500.  The lifting arm is 1.5" hollow 1/8" tube, 8.75" long. The A frame rods are 7/16" diameter. The base is studded for extra grip. Photos and description courtesy of Tony Danaro in Australia.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known, but similar in dimensions to the King Dick Jaguar MkII jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths A Frame 2

Description

The jack is a rigid A-frame measuring 18.5"high; 8" wide at the bottom. It has 0.5" square section drive head.  The base is stamped SMITHS JACKING SYSTEMS LTD PAT No. 625.500 STEADY LIFT.  The lifting arm is U-shaped 0.75" wide and 3" long. The A frame rods are 3/8" diameter. The base is studded for extra grip. Photos and description courtesy of Tony Danaro in Australia.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known, but similar in dimensions to the King Dick Jaguar MkII jack but of lighter construction so would not support that car.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

7.16 paid on UK Ebay 23 September 2014

26.00 paid on UK Ebay 20 October 2014

14.99 paid on UK Ebay 19 February 2017

 

 

 

 

Smiths A Frame 3

Description

The jack is a rigid A-frame measuring 20.5"high; 8" wide at the bottom. It has 0.5" square section drive head.  The base is stamped SMITHS JACKING SYSTEMS LTD ENGLAND PAT No. 625.500.  The lifting arm is an H-shaped solid beam of 1.25" x 0.75" cross section and 8.75" long. The A frame rods are 7/16" diameter. The base is studded for extra grip. Photos and description courtesy of Tony Danaro in Australia.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known, but similar in dimensions to the King Dick Jaguar MkII jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths A Frame 4

Description

The jack is a rigid triangular frame measuring 19"high; 8" wide at the bottom and 3" at the top. It incorporates a folding handle.  The base is stamped SMITHS JACKING SYSTEMS LTD PAT No. 423100.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

14.99 paid on UK Ebay 9 July 2014

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 15 September 2014

 

 

 

 

Smiths Wolseley 4/44

Description

This jack is similar to the one immediately above with the integrated handle. It is 21 inches high. The base is stamped SMITHS JACKING SYSTEMS LTD PAT No. 423100. Reported by the vendor to be for the Wolseley 4/44 and 15/50. Confirmation or otherwise required please.

Applicable Vehicles:

Wolesley 4/44, 15/50

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

Circa 1953 to 1958

Value:

11.05 paid on UK Ebay 12 August 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Austin A30

Description

This jack and bag were taken from an A30 car. The jack is 16.5" tall. The second photo is from the A30 handbook, naming the jack as a Smiths. It calls the jack a 'Smiths Steady Lift'. Smiths also supplied jacks for other Austin vehicles (see next entry). See also BTC jacks for the A35 and A40.

Applicable Vehicles:

Austin A30. See also READ A30 for another possible A30 jack.

May also be for the Wolseley 1500 - information required.

Jack Handle Type:

Combined engine crank handle and wheel brace.

Year Dates Noted:

None on jack, but the handbook is from 1955.

Value:

Average price paid in 2014 = 17.42 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 24.59 - 6 sales

31.00 paid on UK Ebay 6 April 2016

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 6 April 2016

31.00 paid on UK Ebay 6 August 2017

15.00 paid on UK Ebay 22 August 2017

 

 

 

 

Smiths A Frame Austin

Description

The jack measures 19" tall; 8" wide at the base and 3" wide at the apex. Unlike the other A frame jacks above this one has a bevelled gear winder mechanism, but not the renowned Bevelift system.

See also an identical jack in the King Dick database.

Applicable Vehicles:

This jack looks very similar to the one shown in the owner's handbook for the 1957 era Austin A90, A95 and A105. Photo and information courtesy of NewMoody.

Jack Handle Type:

Wheel brace

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

6.99 paid on UK Ebay 12 September 2013

14.99 paid on UK Ebay 20 October 2013

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 1 November 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths A Frame Morris Oxford

Description

The jack is a rigid triangular frame measuring 22"high; 8" wide at the bottom.  It has a 3/4AF drive head.  The base is stamped SMITHS JACKING SYSTEMS LTD ENGLAND PAT No. 625.500.  The lifting arm is a solid 7/8" bar with a stopping pin 4" from the end. The A frame rods are 3/8" diameter and the screwed bar is 5/8" diameter. The base is studded for extra grip. Photos and description courtesy of George Radion in Australia.

Applicable Vehicles:

This jack looks very similar to the one used by Morris Oxford V Farina. Handbook photo courtesy of NewMoody.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known but likely to be the wheel nut brace.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

Tubular (Pole) Side Lift Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

Smiths Hydraulic Side lift

Description

21" high retracted. No information known other than shown in the photo.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

As shown

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

29.00 paid on UK Ebay 21 September 2014

 

 

 

Stevenson Side Lift - Attached Handle

Description

This Stevenson side-lift jack has a substantial flip over handle. The dimensions - 18 inches when fully wound down, lifting arm protrudes 4.5 inches which would fit a 3/4" square hole, as I doubt there would be a matching Z shaped orifice! The base is cast STEVENSON JACKING SYSTEM WORLD PATENTS. The lifting arm is cast SK65833. Photos and data courtesy of George Radion in Australia.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Stevenson Rover P2

Description

Claimed by the vendor to be for the Rover P2 - more information required please. Only details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Rover P2?

Jack Handle Type:

Wheel nut Brace (handle marked PENANT) as shown in photos.

Year Dates Noted:

51.43 paid on UK Ebay 16 November 2016

75.00 paid on UK Ebay 11 June 2017

 

 

 

 

Smith Stevenson Side Lift Rover P4

Description

Claimed by the vendor to be for the Rover P4 - more information required please. I have a Bevelift above also for the P4 which has a round jacking point.

Applicable Vehicles:

Rover P4?

Jack Handle Type:

Engine cranking handle.

Year Dates Noted:

None

Value:

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 4 January 2016

60.00 paid on UK Ebay 2 November 2016

14.00 paid on UK Ebay 29 January 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Smith Stevenson Side Lift

Description

The jack is operated using the wheel brace by rotating the hex end at the top. The square section (painted black) engages into the jacking point's square tube on the vehicle chassis (located just under the outer sills) and is actually a heavy "H" section steel forging. Photo and information courtesy of Andrew Henshall in Australia.

Similar, if not identical to the Jaguar version in next entry.

Applicable Vehicles:

Jowett Javelin 1947 to 1953

Jack Handle Type:

Wheel brace.

Year Dates Noted:

Known to be in use 1947 to 1953

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = 20.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2014 = 87.97 - 2 sales

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 April 2015

73.00 paid on UK Ebay 9 September 2015

101.89 paid on UK Ebay 5 October 2015

 

 

 

 

Stevenson (Smiths) Jaguar XK120/140/150

Stevenson (Smiths) Jaguar Mk IV & Jaguar Mk V

Description

The diagram shows the Jaguar XK120 toolkit with a Stevenson sidelift jack incorporating a welded square section lifting arm. It is courtesy of SC Parts.

However, a long time owner (Rob Reilly) has sent me numerous photos and the following description that indicates the lifting arm for the XK120 was originally bolted in a fixed position and was of an H section. It was later changed to the square welded arm shown in the diagram. Rob Reilly describes the history of the Jaguar XK Series; Jaguar Mk IV; and Jaguar Mk V which shared the same jack:

"Here are a few pictures of one of the Stevenson jacks for my own 1950 Jaguar Mark V and 1951 XK120. Both cars were equipped with the same jack. I also include pictures of a ratchet handle and a brace with socket.

The short history of this design is thus:

1945-48 Jaguar Mark IV used this design with a 3/4 hex drive (possibly slightly smaller - may have been 7/16" Whitworth) and a 7 long solid square bar side arm. It was operated by an s-bend cranking handle with a socket on the end.

1948-49 Jaguar Mark V 4 door saloon initially used this same basic design with the 3/4 hex drive and a 5-1/4 long side arm of H cross section. The foot is labelled STEVENSON JACKING SYSTEMS WORLD PATENTS. There is a hole in the floor of the car for access where the jack fits into a socket on the chassis frame. It was operated by a brace with a 3/4 socket on the end also used for the wheel nuts.

Then in 1949 it was discovered that the wheel nut brace was cumbersome to operate in the confines of the Mark V 2 door Drop Head Coupe and the XK120.

Because of this, the jack was changed to a 1/2 hexagon drive and now operated by a ratchet handle. This change was applied in mid 1949 to all 3 Jaguar models then in production; Mark V saloon, Mark V Drop Head Coupe and XK120.

Later (unknown date) the wording on the foot was changed to SMITHS STEVENSON JACKING SYSTEMS.

Another change (unknown date), probably a cost reduction, was to eliminate the H section clamped side arm and substitute a square tube welded onto the side of the round main body.

Another change (unknown date), also probably a cost reduction, was to eliminate the forged foot and substitute a pressed steel foot.

This basic design continued on 1949-51 Mark V, 1948-54 XK120, 1954-57 XK140, and 1957-61 XK150, but with most XK150s it was painted black and had a decal with the name PRIMA."

One jack with the welded arm was recently advertised on Ebay March 2017). It had 4/53 punched under the foot.

Applicable Vehicles:

Jaguar Mark IV.

Jaguar Mark V

Jaguar XK120

Jaguar XK140

Jaguar XK150 (changed to Prima jack at some point).

Jack Handle Type:

Wheel brace originally.

Ratchet.

Year Dates Noted:

None

Value:

262.78 bid on UK Ebay 19 March 2017 - Welded lifting arm. Reserve was not met. 4/53 punched under the foot.

 

 

 

Smith Stevenson Side Lift - H Spigot

Description

This jack is similar to the one above except that it has the later 0.5" square drive with the earlier H cross section hinged lifting arm. It is 14.5 " high. It also has what is probably a storage bracket bolted to the side of the lifting arm.

Applicable Vehicles:

One vendor claimed it was for a Morgan 3-Wheeler. Information required please.

Jack Handle Type:

Ratchet as shown in 5th photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

68.66 paid on UK Ebay 4 October 2015 - no handle

131.89 paid on UK Ebay 24 September 2016 - with handle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smith Stevenson Side Lift - Π Arm

Description

This post jack has an invert U lifting arm and a hexagonal winder. No other details known.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

28.77 paid on UK Ebay 18 November 2015 - no handle

 

 

 

 

 

Smith Stevenson Side Lift - Cranked Arm

Description

Similar to other post jacks but with a cranked lifting arm. Stamping on the would suggest a Morris car.  18" high; 1/2" drive.

The final 2 pictures show the jack with the cranked arm the other way round and with stamping stating SLS PATENT xxxxx MOR 1900.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

24.50 paid on UK Ebay 15 April 2016

155.00 paid on UK Ebay 19 July 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Stevenson Standard 14

Description

The Standard 14 Drop Head Coupe handbook shows the attached jack that I assume is a Smiths jack as Smiths supplied other Standard cars. The jack looks very similar (possibly the same) to the one shown immediately above.  I would welcome clarification and photos from Standard 14 owners.

Applicable Vehicles:

Standard 14 and Standard DHC.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

14.99 paid on UK Ebay 24 July 2015

15.05 paid on UK Ebay 5 September 2016

58.89 paid on UK Ebay 15 January 2017

 

 

 

 

Smiths Stevenson Austin

Description

This side lift jack has a fixed lifting arm of a very short length. It raises fro 15" to 26". It was apparently from a circa 1945 Austin car. The arm is 25mm diameter and 6cm long.

Applicable Vehicles:

Austin Devon

Jack Handle Type:

not known.

Year Dates Noted:

11/50

Value:

8.67 paid on UK Ebay 20 January 2015

4.99 paid on UK Ebay 8 March 2015

123.77 paid on UK Ebay 29 March 2015

75.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 June 2017

9.99 paid on UK Ebay 29 September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Bumper

Description

This bumper jack is stamped SMITHS JACKING SYSTEMS No.528933 ***DY JACK. I am guessing it may be 'READY JACK'?. No other details known other than shown in the photos

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

62.00 paid on UK Ebay 15 January 2017

15.00 paid on UK Ebay 13 February 2017

30.00 paid on UK Ebay 2 April 2017

 

 

 

Smiths - Fixed Arm

Description

The base is stamped SMITHS STEVENSON SYSTEMS PAT No. 528933. The driver nut is 6/6"W. The jack extends from 17.75" to 30".  In its lowered position the lifting arm is 7" from the ground.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

11.22 paid on UK Ebay 32 March 2015

4.97 paid on UK Ebay 8 November 2015

119.75 paid on UK Ebay 1 May 2016

12.50 paid on UK Ebay 15 April 2017

12.09 paid on UK Ebay 30 September 2017

 

 

 

 

Smiths Tubular Sidelift

Description

This jack varies from the one immediately above having a shorter lifting arm.

Height unextended = 17.5"

Height extended - 30.75"

Diameter, main shaft = 13/16"

Diameter base plate = 2.5"

Nut = 7/16" Whitworth

Lifting arm is 7/8" square tube.

Arm top length = 4.25"

Arm bottom length = 4-7/8"

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known. Information required please.

Jack Handle Type:

Wheel nut brace. The brace shown is believed to be original.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

17.00 paid on UK Ebay 29 January 2017

25.00 paid on UK Ebay 18 June 2017

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 16 July 2017

 

 

 

 

Smiths - Triumph TR2 (Early)

Description

This bumper jack is for the very early Triumph TR2. The 3rd and 4th photos are from the 1st Edition Triumph TR2 Driver's Handbook.  The later TR2, TR3, TR3A, TR3B used the Smiths jack immediately below. Any further information from Triumph experts most welcome.

Applicable Vehicles:

Triumph TR2 (early).

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

26.00 paid on UK Ebay 3 September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths - Triumph TR2/TR3/TR4

Description

Later Triumph TR2, TR3, TR3A and TR3B used this Smiths bumper jack with the enclosed winder thread. Part number is quoted as 110774. Final 2 pictures taken from the Triumph TR3 Driver's Handbook. Any further information from Triumph experts most welcome.

Applicable Vehicles:

Triumph TR2 (later), TR3, TR3A, TR3B and TR4.

Swallow Dorretti.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in photos.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2014 = 40.69 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2015 = 44.66 - 3 sales

47.50 paid on UK Ebay 4 May 2016

6.00 paid on UK Ebay 11 July 2016

 

 

 

 

Smiths Standard 8 and 10

Description

Only details as shown in the photo. Reported by the vendor to be for the Standard 8 and 10. The wheel nut brace in the first photo may not be the original (see second photo).

Applicable Vehicles:

Standard 8 and 10

Jack Handle Type:

Wheel nut brace as shown in second photo.

Year Dates Noted:

1950s

Value:

31.55 paid on UK Ebay 28 November 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Ezeyjack

Description

The Ezeyjack is the original open screw type of jack for bumper applications.

Applicable Vehicles:

A very similar jack (may be the same) was supplied with the Morris Minor Lowlight and Series 2 cars.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in first photo, or wheel brace as shown in second photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

Scissor Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

Smiths TR7

Description

Only details as shown in the photo.

Applicable Vehicles:

Triumph TR7

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 3 September 2014

 

 

Screw Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

Smiths Commercial

Description

The jack is a single screw. Cast on one side MORRIS COMMERCIAL TYPE R and on the other S SMITHS & SONS LONDON.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in third photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

27.00 paid on UK Ebay 4 September 2014

9.99 paid on UK Ebay 11 May 2015

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 20 July 2016 - NH

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Maxfield

Description:

The Maxfield is a double screw jack. Cast MAXFIELD / 7 HI-LIFT / S SMITHS & SONS M A LTD LONDON / PATENTS 22817 204936. Photos courtesy of Dion Rinaldi in Australia.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 1 December 2015

 

 

 

 

Smiths Maxfield Adapto

Description:

The Maxfield Adapto is a single screw jack plus a very uncommon pegged main body adjustment. Cast MAXFIELD on one side, ADAPTO on the other and SMITHS OF LONDON somewhere else.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the fifth photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

6.50 paid on UK Ebay 19 July 2015 - no handle

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Minor 7

Description

Single screw jack. Cast MINOR 7 on one side and SMITHS SCREW JACK on the other.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

5.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 October 2014

4.99 paid on UK Ebay 11 February 2015

5.00 paid on UK Ebay 25 August 2015 - no handle

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 16 May 2017 - NH

 

 

 

 

Smiths Minor 8

Description

Single screw jack. Cast MINOR 8 on one side and SMITHS SCREW JACK on the other.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in 2nd photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

8.59 paid on UK Ebay 2 June 2013

9.99 paid on UK Ebay 25 March 2014

36.49 paid on UK Ebay 20 May 2015

4.95 paid on UK Ebay 13 November 2015 - NH

5.50 paid on UK Ebay 13 November 2016 - NH

 

 

 

 

Smiths Major 8

Description

The jack is cast MAJOR 8 on one side and SMITHS SCREW JACK on the other. Single screw jack. 9" closed. Photos courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Super Major 10

Description

The jack is cast SMITHS No.10 SUPER MAJOR. Single screw jack. No other details known.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

2.00 paid on UK Ebay 1 June 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Super Major 10

Description

This jack is completely different to the Super Major 10 immediately above. It is cast SMITHS SCREW JACK on one side and SUPER MAJOR 10 on the other. Single screw jack, 10 inches retracted and 17.5 inches extended.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

4.85 paid on UK Ebay 21 November 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths

Description

The jack is cast SMITHS on one side and nothing on the other. Double screw jack. 7" closed. Photos courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Balloon

Description

The jack is cast SMITH'S 5 1/4 INCH BALLOON. No other details known.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

7.99 paid on UK Ebay 31 August 2014

0.99 paid on UK Ebay 17 May 2017 - NH

4.00 paid on UK Ebay 19 November 2017 - NH

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Single Acting

Description

The jack is cast SMITHS ST FORTLAND ST LONDON at the top with SMITHS SINGLE ACTING JACK TYPE underneath. It is 10" closed and 16" extended. Other details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

13.03 paid on UK Ebay 15 March 2014

24.95 paid on UK Ebay 1 July 2015

 

 

 

Hydraulic Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

Smiths-MA

Description:

The Smiths MA is a single hydraulic lift with a manual screw extension. The castellated screw nut is cast SMITHS-MA CRICKLEWOOD ENG. It is 9" closed and 20" fully extended. The hydraulic lift is 6" and the screw extension is 5".

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

4.99 paid on UK Ebay 7 April 2016 - with handle

 

 

 

Integrated Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

Stevenson - Triumph Super 9

Description:

These integral Stevenson jacks were supplied as an optional extra for the 1932 Triumph Super 9. Two jacks were fitted. They are hydraulically operated by the handles shown in the photos. The final photo shows the jacks in the parts list (90 degrees out to their attachment position). The photos come from various sources so I am attributing them to the Pre 40 Triumph MC Club of which Denis Redrupp is the South East Area rep.

Applicable Vehicles:

Optional extra for the 1932 Triumph Super 9.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the photos. One of the owners is requiring a handle assembly. These are difficult to come by. If any reader knows of one that is available please contact me in the first instance and I will put you in touch.

Year Dates Noted:

1932

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smiths Jackall Integrated Jacking System

Description

This is a new entry and I only have the one photo of a pair of the rams; four of the pump/valve; and 3 of the reservoir.  Information about the complete system most welcome.

Maintenance Instructions

Engineering Drawings

Jackall Advert

Applicable Vehicles:

Various pre war cars including some Lagondas, MGs Wolsleys etc.

Jack Handle Type:

Detachable hydraulic pump handle.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

38.77 paid on UK Ebay 3 October 2017 - rusty reservoir

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