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Posted 5 years ago


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I have NO idea what vehicles/machines these are for, but am very curious - anybody know? I just bought the three on the left recently.

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  1. viking6764 viking6764, 5 years ago
    if im not mistaken they were used for raising house's.hope this helps
  2. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    Hi, ho2cultcha. I see you've got more interesting pieces! :-) I agree with viking. I've always heard them call floor jacks. The smaller first one looks a lot like the jacks that came in old trucks, but I'm not sure about that.
  3. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    That is a really nice collection. I also like the crate behind them.
    Check this out for the first jack in the left photo.
  4. barefootslim barefootslim, 5 years ago
    I'm pretty sure the first one is for automotive use. cars, trucks etc. The center two are house jacks. We used them on a couple of houses we owned back in the day. The 4th one is another car or truck jack.
    neat items though. I really like the one with the star wheel on it.
  5. ralph ralph, 5 years ago
    i have tow like the 3 & 4 no3 mine is twice as big it is a train jack the 4th is a old car jack i have 2 of them.
  6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    thanks everybody. i really like the 2nd, 3rd and 4th ones - for graphic quality. i was thinking that the third one might be for a train for some reason. what do you think the wheel was for?
  7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    i found out that the large one is a train jack. a friend from mexico used to work as a train mechanic and that's what he used. he said they are incredibly powerful jacks and very hard to find in working order.
  8. TRIKER TRIKER, 5 years ago
    The one on the right I believe is Ford. I have two like that. One came out of a 1954 Ford 1 ton. It was mounted behind the right side of the seat in a bracket.

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