BRITOOL (BTC) Jacks

Database For Vintage and Classic BRITOOL (BTC) Vehicle Jacks

This database is for vintage and classic BRITOOL (BTC) vehicle jacks.  Many of the photos and comments have been gleaned from Ebay and other sites.  I would be pleased to add photos and comments from anyone who has information on these jacks.  Contact Me

Please note that this information is accurate to the best of my knowledge, but I make no claims about authority on this subject. Use your own discretion when evaluating the accuracy of the information.

BTC stands for British Tool & Engineering Company which also traded under the BRITOOL name.

These jacks are now very old.  I would recommend that they are now used only for display purposes.  If one is used for lifting a vehicle, the operator should never put them self underneath the supported area without additional load bearing equipment in place, such as block of wood. Never use bricks for this purpose.

The values are normally taken from auction sites world-wide, but exclude postage.

Request to vendors: Please feel free to use the information from these databases in your adverts. An acknowledgement of the source would be most welcome. However, please do not twist any of the information. Where I say along the lines: 'May be for car X' please make this clear in your advert. An altered statement saying: 'It is for car X' will create false facts and misinformation. If you know for certainty a jack's heritage please contact me so that I can amend the entry. Thank you.

Last updated 14 July 2017.

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Vehicle Jack Index

Car Maker Branded Jacks

Bradbury Britool (BTC) Dunlop Epco Ern Lake Eversure
           
Ford Harvey Frost King Dick Lake & Elliot Lucas Metallifacture
           
Miscellaneous Prima Read Shelley SkyHi Smiths
           
Stadium Tangye Woden Unknown    

 

George Radion in Australia has a database on Australian-made Jacks

Screw Jacks followed by A-Frame Jacks and Side Lift Jacks

 

 

 

Britool 2 Ton

Description:

This is two stage jack built under licence from Ern Lake. It is cast 2 TON 6 1/2 INCH TOWER JACK BRITOOL MADE UNDER LICENCE FROM E> LAKE LTD PAT No.s 307859 372871 and round the top BRITISH MADE. The other side is cast with the date, possible month and year, in this example 1 1945.  These jack would have been wartime military production.

Applicable Vehicles:

Military WW2.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in final photo.

Year Dates Noted:

1940, 1944, 1945

Value:

29.99 paid on UK Ebay 11 February 2016 - with handle

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 11 February 2016 - no handle

7.50 paid on UK Ebay 11 February 2016 - no handle

4.99 paid on UK Ebay 19 June 2016 - no handle

30.00 paid on UK Ebay 3 August 2016 - no handle

17.00 paid on UK Ebay 11 October 2016 - no handle

5.00 paid on UK Ebay 19 June 2017 - NH

 

 

 

 

 

 

Britool 4 Ton

Description:

The jack is two stage, about 8" closed and some 16 open. The rectangular saddle is 3 x 3 1/2 and slightly dished along its longer length. It is cast 4-TON BRITOOL BRITISH MADE REGd DESIGN 839842 1945. Photos and information courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Probably military WW2 and possibly for a Bren Gun Carrier.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

1945

Value:

 

 

 

 

Britool 5 Ton

Description:

The jack is cast BRITOOL 1/1942 5 TONS and BRITISH No 1 MARK. No other details known. Lake & Elliot produced an identical jack, the EC/1790.

Applicable Vehicles:

Probably military WW2.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

1942, 1943

Value:

50.00 paid on UK Ebay 21 May 2014

19.99 paid on UK Ebay 26 March 2017 - NH

19.99 paid on UK Ebay 4 July 2017 - NH

 

 

 

 

Britool 112

Description:

The jack is cast BRITOOL 112 on one side and BRITISH MADE on the other. Single screw jack. 10.5" closed. Photos courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

A Frame Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

Britool Folding Jack

Description:

This jack appears identical to the Smiths Bevelift folding jacks except that it has no reference to Smiths on the winding mechanism. This seem odd as Bevelift was patented by Smiths. It is inscribed BRITOOL MADE IN ENGLAND near the top of each leg and ENGLAND on top of the 'Bevelift' winder.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

17.00 paid on UK Ebay 8 August 2015

 

 

 

 

 

BTC Austin A35

Description

Described by the vendor as a jack from an Austin A35. The base is stamped BTC ENGLAND PAT No. 635500. Only details as shown in the photo.

Applicable Vehicles:

Austin A35.

Jack Handle Type:

Starter handle.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

31.00 paid on UK Ebay 26 November 2013

15.00 paid on UK Ebay 1 April 2014

15.00 paid on UK Ebay 8 April 2015

19.99 paid on UK Ebay 17 April 2016

4.99 paid on UK Ebay 15 May 2016

3.95 paid on UK Ebay 25 November 2016

13.66 paid on UK Ebay 24 January 2017

 

 

 

 

BTC Austin A40

Description

Only details as shown in the photos other than 3rd photo which shows the stamping B.T.C. MADE IN ENGLAND PAT No. 625500

Applicable Vehicles:

Austin A40.

Jack Handle Type:

Wheel Brace/cranking handle.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

0.99 paid on UK Ebay 7 September 2014

24.22 paid on UK Ebay 9 September 2014

12.50 paid on UK Ebay 3 April 2015

 

 

 

 

BTC Morris Minor 1957>

Description:

From 1957 the Morris Minor was supplied with an A-frame jack supplied by BTC. It is 17.5" high and the base is 7.5" wide. It has an inverted 'U' jacking arm. The winder is hexagonal to accept either a wheel nut brace or the socket on the handle of the MM starter handle.

Applicable Vehicles:

Morris Minor 1957>. For other Morris Minor jacks see Vehicle Jack database.

Jack Handle Type:

Socket on handle end of the starter crank handle.

Year Dates Noted:

From 1957>

Value:

Values updated in Morris Minor section of Car Maker Branded Jacks database. For guidance, average selling price was about 14 in 2014/15.

 

 

 

 

BTC Austin Mini (Circa 1960)

Description

This jack was issued with the Austin Mini circa 1960 and is shown in the driver's handbook in the 3rd photo. Only other details as shown in the photos. The second photo appears to show the stamping B.T.C. ENGLAND PAT No. 625500. More information always welcome.  Photos and information courtesy of Mark Seligman.

Final photo shows a variation of the foot cross-piece.

I have the same jack listed for the Morris Mini in the Car Maker Branded Jack database.  That one is stamped Metallifacture.

Applicable Vehicles:

Austin Mini -1960.  See the Vehicle Jack database for other Austin/Morris/BMC/Rover Mini jacks

Jack Handle Type:

Wheel Brace.

Year Dates Noted:

Circa 1960.

Value:

52.00 paid on UK Ebay 3 November 2016

0.99 paid on UK Ebay 13 June 2017

 

 

 

 

BTC Triangular

Description

Only details as shown in the photos. Very similar to the Metallifacture jack for the Ford Zephyr. Only obvious difference is the raised position of the bottom crossbar.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

BTC A Frame 1

Description

The jack is a rigid A-frame measuring 18"high; 6.25" wide at the bottom. It has 0.5" square section drive head.  The base is stamped B.T.C. ENGLAND PAT No. 625.500. I am led to believe this stands for the Bristol or British Tool Company. Interestingly the patent number is also to be found on similar Smiths jacks. The spigot is an inverted U, 0.75" wide and2.5" long. The A frame rods are 3/8" diameter. Photos and description courtesy of Tony Danaro in Australia.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known, but similar in dimensions to the King Dick Jaguar MkII jack but of lighter construction so would not carry the weight of that car.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known, but quite often with these types of jack the wheel stud brace has a fitment.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BTC A Frame 2

Description

The jack is a rigid A-frame measuring 20.5"high; 8 1/16" wide at the bottom. It has 0.5" square section drive head.  The base is stamped B.T.C. ENGLAND. I am led to believe this stands for the Bristol or British Tool Company. The base has a studded pattern for grip.  The spigot is 1" hollow tube, 6.75" long. The A frame rods are 7/16" diameter. Photos and description courtesy of Tony Danaro in Australia.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known, but similar in dimensions to the King Dick Jaguar MkII jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known, but quite often with these types of jack the wheel stud brace has a fitment.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

Side Lift Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

BTC Side Lift Jack

Description:

This jack has the Smiths Bevelift winder and is stamped BTC MADE IN ENGLAND; PATENT No. 599945. It is 18.5" tall. The jacking crutch is 1.5" wide. Photos and details courtesy of Erik Nielsen.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

Pictures of rebuilt jack

 

 

BTC Side Jack

Description

This side lift BTC jack is 18" high with a foot 6" wide. The jacking arm is 2.25" long to the notch in the photo. It is stamped B.T.C. on the main body 2.5" from the top.

Applicable Vehicles:

Morris Mini, Cooper, Mini Van etc.

May possibly be for an Austin A40 Farina circa 1959.

See the Vehicle Jack database for other Austin/Morris/BMC/Rover Mini jacks

Jack Handle Type:

Flat ratchet handle which is turned over to wind in the opposite direction. It is 8" long and has a 3/8" square hole.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2014 = 22.83 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 17.20 - 6 sales

45.00 paid on UK Ebay 14 August 2016

7.00 paid on UK Ebay 15 November 2016

15.00 paid on UK Ebay 19 November 2016

40.00 paid on UK Ebay 23 June 2017

 

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