Bradbury Jacks

Database For Vintage and Classic Bradbury Vehicle Jacks

This database is for vintage and classic Bradbury 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.

many of 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 24 July 2017.

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Ratchet Jacks, followed by Screw Jacks then by Trolley Jacks

 

 

 

Bradbury MA134 & MA135

Description:

Ratchet jack, raised and lowered by and up and down motion. The MA134 has a range of 7 3/4" to 12 3/4". The MA135 has a range of 6 1/2" to 15 1/2".

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

£4.95 paid on UK Ebay 13 November 2015

 

 

 

Screw Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

Bradbury MA146 & MA147

Description:

The Bradbury light car jack is a single screw and comes in 2 sizes. The MA146 has a range of 9 1/2" to 16 1/2". The MA147 (pictured) has a range of 7 5/8" to 12 5/8". It is cast BRADBURY vertically down the body and MA146 or MA147 on the shoulder holding the winder.

Schematic from R Cadisch & Sons catalogue circa 1930 - kindly supplied by Tore Karlsson.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Bradbury MA150, MA151, MA153

Description:

The MA150 and MA151 are single screw jacks. The pinion spindle is supported by a double bearing, a marked improvement over the single bearing type. Quick adjustment is provided by the bevel wheel. The MA150 is 7" closed and 11 3/4" extended. The MA151 is 8" to 13 3/4".

The MA153 (pictured) is a similar single screw jack but with a pegged extension shaft. It is 6 1/2" inches closed and 15 1/2" extended. Cast BRADBURY down one side and MA153 down the other. The handle winder is 1/2 inch square section. The underside of the jacking point is cast 421-4.

The final photo (6th) courtesy of the NewMoody has a different design of base. The saddle is also of different pattern, embossed ‘A95’ and gusseted.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

£9.50 paid on UK Ebay 25 November 2015

£4.99 paid on UK Ebay 20 July 2017 - NH - MA153

 

 

 

 

 

Bradbury MA152

Description:

The jack is a single screw. It is cast BRADBURY MA152. Only other details as shown in the photos

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bradbury - 1936

Description:

The jack is a single screw. It is cast BRADBURY on one side and stamped 1936 on the other. It is 9.5" closed and 16.5" extended. The base is 5.5" diameter. Photos and details courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

1936

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bradbury Ball-Bearing

Description:

The Bradbury Ball-Bearing jack is a series of 3 single screw jacks and cast BRADBURY  and either MA262, MA263 or MA265. The 262 has a range of 7" to 11 3/4"; the 263 is 8" to 13 3/4"; and the 265 6 1/2" to 16 1/2". The base is 3.5" x 6". Rather interesting male winder socket compared to other screw jack female winders.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bradbury Talbot

Description:

The jack is duel screw and cast TALBOT on one side. BRADBURY is stamped on the underside of the base. The jack is 16cm retracted and 36cm extended. Photos and information courtesy of Warren Darling.

'NewMoody' provided me with the following interesting background: "This branch of Talbot was introduced circa 1912 by the Earl of Shrewsbury who wanted to race. He couldn’t use his title in the naming of the car so used his family name – Talbot. His racing driver was one Percy Lambert who had previously driven for Austin. The 'TALBOT' font in this jack is very stylised and predates the union with Sunbeam. Therefore this jack would have been used on late 1920s/30s Talbots."

Applicable Vehicles:

late 1920s - early 30s Talbots.

Jack Handle Type:

Hexagonal shaft 63cm long.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

Trolley Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

Poster showing an association between Bradbury and an Australian company Servex.

 

 

 

 

Bradbury Parking Jack

Description:

Early style garage jack. The plate is cast BRADBURY MA142 PARKING JACK. LOAD NOT TO EXCEED 1500LBS.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

£26.60 paid on UK Ebay 17 January 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Bradbury 902 Trolley Jack

Description:

The 902 is a 2000kg capacity garage jack. Only other details as shown in photos. The bottom picture shows the maker as TI Bradbury. TI bought Bradbury in 1970, making this a post 1970 jack. Information courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

Post 1970

Value:

£46.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 May 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Bradbury 1.5 Ton Jackette Trolley Jack

Description:

The jack has a 1.5 Tonne lift and is cast BRADBURY JACKETTE 1 1/2 TON 1587KG BRAINTREE ENGLAND.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

£10.00 paid on UK Ebay 19 June 2016

 

 

 

 

Bradbury 3.5 Tonne Trolley Jack

Description:

The jack has a 3.5 Tonne lift and is cast BRADBURY. It is 80 cm long and 35 cm wide. Lift is from 13 cm to 51 cm.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated, 115 cm long.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

£82.00 paid on UK Ebay 24 May 2015

£12.50 paid on UK Ebay 30 May 2015

£28.50 paid on UK Ebay 5 July 2015

£51.01 paid on UK Ebay 26 March 2016

£9.99 paid on UK Ebay 31 March 2016

£26.68 paid on UK Ebay 11 July 2016

 

 

 

 

Bradbury 5 Tonne Trolley Jack

Description:

Only details as shown in the photo.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage jack

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

£60.99 paid on UK Ebay 5 June 2015

 

 

 

 

Bradbury 10 Tonne Trolley Jack

Description:

Only details as shown in the photo. The plaque in the second photo is barely readable but has 10 in the top left corner..

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage jack

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

£56.99 paid on UK Ebay 5 January 2016

 

 

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