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Old 09-26-2020, 06:48 PM   #1
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Anybody recognize this jack , been told its Ford ? Would it be 30's or early 40's ??
Thanks for any ideas.
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Old 09-26-2020, 07:27 PM   #2
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darken the lettering on the jack and take a picture with the lettering horizontal so we old guys can read it. ford and others used such a jack ascolift was one brand
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Old 09-26-2020, 08:43 PM   #3
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Looks like a StJoe jack. Jack E/NJ
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Old 09-27-2020, 04:48 AM   #4
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I think I can read St Joseph. (St Joe as stated above) is that a well known brand?
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Old 09-27-2020, 06:28 AM   #5
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It does say St Joseph , I will see if I can shoot it with a little black spray , maybe that will make the letters stand out. More pictures to come. Thanks so far!
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Old 09-27-2020, 07:33 AM   #6
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I took a closer look at this jack, here's what it reads on the side:
ST JOSEPHS MFG
MADE IN USA
PATENTED
Then on the opposite side it reads:
TO LOWER INSERT
HANDLE HERE AND
PRESS DOWN GENTLY

any ideas on application , what years , Ford or GM or Chrysler ,etc
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Old 09-27-2020, 07:35 AM   #7
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Anybody recognize this jack , been told its Ford ? Would it be 30's or early 40's ??
Thanks for any ideas.
Steve, It's not Ford. It doesn't match any supplied by Ford through 1948.
This basic design of jack (with some design changes) was utilized by a number of auto manufacturers as well as after-market.
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Old 09-27-2020, 08:10 AM   #8
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Heres some pictures and it may just say ST JOSPHS MICH on that side instead of ST JOSEPHS MFG.
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Old 09-27-2020, 08:17 AM   #9
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I'll try that again
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I'll try that again
Steve, That company supplied jacks to numerous auto manufacturers. The one in your photo is NOT Ford.
Perhaps you might inquire on a GM forum?
By the looks of it, I think yours is an after market jacket intended for generic use.
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Old 09-28-2020, 08:35 AM   #11
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The Jack was manufactured by Auto Specialties Mfg. "AUSCO", .Saint Joseph, Michigan.
The company made many products for the auto industry. They have been out of business for several years. The wagon in the avatar is equipped with an "AUSCO" jack.
I wore their uniform playing Pony league baseball as a kid.
They also sponsored a Semi Pro baseball team during those years.

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