Tangye Jacks

Database For Vintage and Classic Tangye Vehicle Jacks

This database is for vintage and classic Tangye 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

Tangye bought the Shelley business, probably in the late 60s/early 70s.  Some Tangye jacks have both names cast into them and are, therefore, also shown in the Shelley Database.

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.

Most Tangye jacks are now 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 18 July 2017.

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Advert (1984) courtesy George Radion

 

Screw Jacks - in numerical order followed by Scissor Jacks, Hydraulic Jacks and Trolley Jacks

 

 

 

Tangye No. 1

Description

Single screw jack. 19cm retracted and 29cm extended. Base is 11cm x 8cm. Cast TANGYE on one side and No. 1 LI - 6AR on the other.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

7.50 paid on UK Ebay 29 May 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Tangye No. 2

Description

This is an unusual rack and pinion jack. It stands 9.25" high and extends to 13.75". The crank has a 1/2" sq drive. Photos and information courtesy of George Raidon in Australia

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Cranked handle as shown in last 2 photos.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 16 March 2015

15.99 paid on UK Ebay 1 February 2016 - NH

7.50 paid on UK Ebay 18 May 2016 - NH

28.00 paid on UK Ebay 5 April 2017 - NH

 

 

 

Tangye No. 3

Description

This is another unusual rack and pinion jack marketed by Gamages of Holborn London. It stands 12" high and extends to 17.5". The crank has a 1/2" sq drive.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Cranked handle probably similar to the Type 2.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

14.99 paid on UK Ebay 3 October 2013

19.99 paid on UK Ebay 4 February 2016 - no handle

6.50 paid on UK Ebay 12 March 2016 - no handle

18.77 paid on UK Ebay 16 July 2017 - WH

 

 

 

 

 

Tangye RL

Description

This jack is cast TANGYE on the handle and THE R.L on the body. Only other details as shown in the photos. The final photo shows a slight variation with 8 1/2" below the RL and a broader jacking saddle.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

8.27 paid on UK Ebay 13 August 2015

14.99 paid on UK Ebay 12 November 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangye 23DL

Description

This jack is cast TANGYE on one side and 23DL on the other. The base is 4" x 5". 8.5" closed and 19" extended.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 7 September 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangye Shelley LJ263

Description:

The jack measures 7.5" retracted and 15.5" extended. It weighs 10.5 lbs. It is dual screw. The jack base is curved across its width, presumably allowing it to tilt slightly during the vehicle lifting process. Photos courtesy of Mike Nicholls.

My own LJ263 also has the code 9.D.15 cast into the right hand gusset of the bottom photo.  This appears to be in a similar sequence to another jack listed above.  I am trying to ascertain if these codes are for land Rover jacks.  All information welcome.

For comparison the third photo shows the LJ263 and LJ264 alongside. The LJ264 (left of the two) has a larger base measuring 6" x 3.5". The LJ 263 base measures 5" x 3.5". Photo and information courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Land Rover Series and early Range Rover.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

8-78

Value:

See the Shelley database LJ263 for values

 

 

 

 

Tangye Shelley LJ264

Description:

The jack measures 7.75" retracted and 15.5" extended.

For comparison the third photo shows the LJ263 and LJ264 alongside. The LJ264 (left of the two) has a larger base measuring 6" x 3.5". The LJ 263 base measures 5" x 3.5". Photo and information courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Supplied with the Series 3 Land Rover circa 1981. Also issued with the Land Rover (Defender) 90 from 1983.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

See the Shelley database LJ264 for values

 

Scissor Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

Tangye-Shelley

Description:

I believe this was the only scissor action jack supplied by Tangye Shelley.

Applicable Vehicles:

Supplied with the Triumph TR4A, TR5, TR250, TR6 and Dolomite.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

See Shelley database for values

 

 

Hydraulic Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

Tangye 2 Ton

Description:

Single hydraulic piston with manual screw extension. 2 ton lifting weight. 7 1/4" closed and 16 1/2" extended.

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

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown.

Year Dates Noted:

9.99 paid on UK Ebay 9 July 2017

 

 

 

 

Tangye 4 Ton

Description:

Single hydraulic piston with manual screw extension. 4 ton lifting weight. 9 7/8" closed and 22 3/4" extended.

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

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown.

Year Dates Noted:

 

 

 

 

 

Tangye 88F

Description:

Labelled 88F) Tangye Euro Superline. 39cm high extended. Single hydraulic piston with manual screw extension. No other details known.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

8.27 paid on UK Ebay 2 June 2013

 

 

 

 

Tangye Euro Superline

Description:

15 Ton hydraulic jack. Only details as shown in the photo.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

8.27 paid on UK Ebay 2 June 2013

15.00 paid on UK Ebay 22 January 2016 - no handle

 

 

 

 

Tangye CK 15

Description:

Labelled CK 15 Tangye LTD Euro Superline 15. Details as shown in photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in second photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Tangye 5 Ton

Description:

No details known other than shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the photos.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

65.00 paid on UK Ebay 3 November 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Tangye 6.5 Ton

Description:

Label on the top says 6.5 TONS 3' 2" LIFT HYDRAMITE MODEL E TANGYE LTD BIRMINGHAM ENGLAND.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in last photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

51.00 paid on UK Ebay 15 September 2013

31.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 September 2013

82.11 paid on UK Ebay 28 April 2014

90.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 April 2014

51.00 paid on UK Ebay 17 September 2014

38.00 paid on UK Ebay 5 April 2015

40.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 November 2016 - WH

41.00 paid on UK Ebay 15 April 2017 - NH

38.00 paid on UK Ebay 16 July 2017 - WH

 

 

 

 

Tangye 15 Ton

Description:

15 ton aluminium cast jack. It is 10" closed.  Base is 10" x 5". It uses a 5/16" Allen key to operated the valve.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

13.27 paid on UK Ebay 25 June 2013

36.36 paid on UK Ebay 27 October 2013

19.99 paid on UK Ebay 17 November 2013

31.11 paid on UK Ebay 17 September 2014

21.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 September 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Tangye 25 Ton

Description:

25 ton aluminium cast jack. Model No. 1625. It is 26.5" closed and 42.75" extended.  Width is 28.7"" and depth is 9.4". It uses a 5/16" Allen key to operated the valve.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

30.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 June 2013

62.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 September 2013

25.00 paid on UK Ebay 17 November 2013

 

 

 

 

Tangye 30 Ton

Description:

Marked Tangye Hydralift PS630. Details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

31.00 paid on UK Ebay 23 August 2013

41.00 paid on UK Ebay 19 November 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Tangeye 35 Ton

Description:

Marked HYDRALITE TANGYE on one side, TANGYE on the end with 35 TONS below.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

4.99 paid on UK Ebay 9 September 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Tangye 50 Ton

Description:

Marked HYDRALITE MODEL 650 on both sides and TANGYE 50 TONS on the end.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

45.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 May 2016

84.00 paid on UK Ebay 19 April 2017 - NH

 

 

 

 

 

Tangye 60 Ton

Description:

Marked HYDRALITE PS660. Other details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

64.47 paid on UK Ebay 23 August 2014

 

 

Trolley Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

Tangye Garage Jack

Description

Only details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

48.00 paid on UK Ebay 22 February 2016

36.00 paid on UK Ebay 22 January 2017

 

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