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    Posted 6 years ago

    Foofighter
    (13 items)

    Approx 18", steel Screw Jack.
    Marked SWETT 2-12.
    Part of a large collection of unusual antique tools, found under the house.

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    Comments

    1. aghcollect aghcollect, 6 years ago
      It's a screw jack for raising old barn or house foundations.
    2. GeodeJem GeodeJem, 6 years ago
      Yes its a lifting device, much like a car jack.
    3. oldstuffisbest oldstuffisbest, 6 years ago
      This is an old bottle jack or screw jack, mainly used for lifting houses like when re-stumping etc.
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
      Certainly a screw jack. Now if you find one made of wood you have a true treasure. Wooden ones were made to lift wagons and carts for repairs, wheel changes, axle packing etc. The base and screw were pretty much the same but the top was kind of cone shaped with the tip aimed upward to fit in a hole. Finding a wooden one is like looking for the needle in a hay stack.
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Actually, it is a "jack stand" used to hold things up after it has been jacked up.
    6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
      I would not agree with you blunder. I have jacked up three story houses with these type jacks. These will raise a building and WILL NOT reverse and back down. They were great for replacing sills before power jacks came along.

      A jack stand is a totally different animal.
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Maybe St. Maarten is a little more advanced. We us hydraulics to lift & these as safety stands now. LOL!!
    8. Rustfarm Rustfarm, 6 years ago
      Let's see more tools!
    9. Foofighter Foofighter, 6 years ago
      We found a who,e bunch of cool tools under the house. I'll post some more pictures for you guys.
      Thanks for letting me know what it is.

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