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    Sep 2005
    S.W. Pennsylvania

    Default Antique floor jack

    I was at Napa the other day and almost bought a new floor jack. $99 for a 2 1/4 ton thats not guaranteed to stay up, $190 for a top line 2 ton and about $350 for the 3 ton. I was debating over the 2 ton and 2 1/4 ton and leaning toward the $99 2 1/4 ton when I reconsidered and decided to just keep using my old jack.
    I thought you guys might get a kick out of it. The patent date on it is Dec 5 1922. Its all mechanical.

    The first pic is the whole jack.
    The next pic is the foot peddle that shoots the centerpost up to take up the slack space as seen in the third pic. Kick the foot peddle the other way and the centerpost falls.
    The last pic is in the razed position.

    Nice thing about this jack is it can never bleed off, and its been working great for 80 years. Its also rated higher than the hydraulic jacks I was interested in, 5000 lb (2 1/2 ton)
    Its only drawbacks are limited lift hight, sometimes its hard to lift the handle high enough to catch the next cog when its under the truck, and its big and awkward.
    Hope you enjoy the pictures.
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    To all who contribute to this board.
    My sincere thanks , Pete.

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