Very early Buckeye Jack handle

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Very early Buckeye Jack handle

Post by Dropacent » Wed May 01, 2019 12:12 pm

Harder to find than the early Buckeye Jack handle used on the very early ford cars, is the jack handle itself. We did a one time run of these in ductile iron, this casting will clean up very nicely, and I’ll leave that up to the buyer. Handle itself is also a tire iron. $85 includes shipping to your door. Tmorsher@icloud.com to reach me, please no PMs
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Re: Very early Buckeye Jack handle

Post by Mike Lebsack-Iowa » Wed May 01, 2019 2:04 pm

I got one of these from Tim and they are just the ticket in my opinion. Mike


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Re: Very early Buckeye Jack handle

Post by Dropacent » Wed May 01, 2019 7:48 pm

Thanks Mike, yours had quite the ride to make it there. I should have charged by the mile.


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Re: Very early Buckeye Jack handle

Post by cwlittle » Thu May 02, 2019 7:54 am

Are these hollow or solid?
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Re: Very early Buckeye Jack handle

Post by Dropacent » Thu May 02, 2019 11:29 am

Just like the original, solid


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Re: Very early Buckeye Jack handle

Post by cwlittle » Thu May 02, 2019 12:48 pm

I thought the originals were hollow. I purchased a repro @ Hershey several years ago, it was solid. The repro is painted aluminum, the original(?) is unpainted
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Re: Very early Buckeye Jack handle

Post by Dropacent » Thu May 02, 2019 3:02 pm

Thanks for pics and info, Charles. Another mystery. Shown is my original. It had a solid end but I added a little cone of bondo so it would pull from the sand. Not sure why it would have been hollow originally, couldn’t have been for weight saving, and a cored casting would be a lot more work, and in my opinion would make a weaker casting, especially for jacking up an auto. If it bothers anyone, they are certainly free to drill it out if it matters. I am conversing with another member, and he thinks these buckeye jacks were offered around 1913 ish. I would be interested to know when the very common ford script jack was introduced. I remember the rip van winkle T had an Ashland brand jack under the seat, no ford script.


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Re: Very early Buckeye Jack handle

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Re: Very early Buckeye Jack handle

Post by cwlittle » Fri May 03, 2019 11:48 am

I think the common Ford script jack with integral handle came along around 1915-17. Ford started supplying a jack in 1913, as well as a top boot.
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Re: Very early Buckeye Jack handle

Post by gschreppler » Mon May 13, 2019 10:41 am

are there any handles left for sale gschrepp@aol.com

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