Harvey Frost Jacks

Database For Vintage and Classic Harvey Frost Vehicle Jacks

This database is for vintage and classic Harvey Frost 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.

In the 1920s Harvey Frost created a business relationship with Ernest Lake (Ern Lake). Ernest Lake was also part of the Lake & Elliot jack business at Braintree in Essex.

All Harvey Frost screw 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 15 October 2017.

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Screw Jacks in Approximate Numerical Order Followed by Screw Jacks By Capacity, Other Jacks Marketed By Harvey Frost, Bumper Jacks, Scissor jacks and finally Trolley Jacks

 

 

 

Harvey Frost Type 7 

Description

The Type 7 is a 16 cwt twin screw jack. Cast with ERN LAKE; HARVEY FROST Co LTD; TYPE 7. Height closed 5.25". Extended 11.75".

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

8.00 paid on UK Ebay 29 June 2013

6.00 paid on UK Ebay 17 May 2015

 

 

 

 

Harvey Frost Type 92

Description

The Type 92 Super Tower Ern Lake is a 4 ton triple hydraulic jack. Height closed 6.5". Extended 17.75". It's a heavy jack, weighing 56lbs.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

13.99 paid on UK Ebay 21 June 2015

 

 

 

 

Harvey Frost IL316 Crackerjack

Description

The IL316 is a triple screw jack. Low winding position to give clearance with overhanging valances. Swing top extension. It is 14 inches tall fully extended and 15.5 inches with flip over extension. It is 5.5 inches fully down and 6.75 inches with flip over extension.

It is cast  REG DESIGN  NO. S41257 CRACKER JACK. On the other side is HARVEY FROST with 1L316 stamped above. Under the toothed collar it is stamped 389-1.

All photos and information courtesy of Josef Robbins. 

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Folding handle.

Year Dates Noted:

11.82 paid on UK Ebay 29 March 2015

4.95 paid on UK Ebay 13 November 2015

5.00 paid on UK Ebay 1 April 2017 - NH

 

 

 

 

 

Harvey Frost Crackerjack Type 103 

Description

The Type 103 is a 1 ton triple screw jack. Low winding position to give clearance with overhanging valances. Swing top extension. Height closed 5.25". Cast 1 TON HF CRACKERJACK on one side and REG DGN 841257 on the other. Extended 14". Note that the 2nd and 3rd photos do not say CRACKERJACK, Instead 1 TON HARVEY FROST; also some of these jacks do not even have the 1 TON cast (see next but one entry).

A jack that recently came to light had additional casting details: GPO REGD DGN 841257 (see entry below).

Applicable Vehicles:

Original packaging showed it to be an aftermarket jack suitable for cars such as the BMC Maxi, Morris Oxford 1800 and 18/85, Ford Zephyr and Zodiac, 3 litre Daimler Sovereign, Jaguar XJ6, Sunbeam Rapier and Sceptre, Rover 2000, Triumph Vitesse and TR6, Vauxhall VX40, Ventura and Cresta.

Also used by the GPO, but vehicle type not known (entry below).

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in 4th photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 
Average price paid in 2013 = 8.83 - 9 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = 11.51 - 10 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 13.70 - 19 sales

9.99 paid on UK Ebay 15 March 2016 - no handle

10.50 paid on UK Ebay 1 May 2016 - no handle

8.99 paid on UK Ebay 4 May 2016 - no handle

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 15 June 2016 - no handle

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 4 December 2016 - with handle

2.42 paid on UK Ebay 27 February 2017 - NH

14.99 paid on UK Ebay 28 February 2017 - NH

1.20 paid on UK Ebay 9 April 2017 - NH

10.50 paid on UK Ebay 7 May 2017 - NH

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 13 May 2017 - NH

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 17 July 2017 - NH

13.50 paid on UK Ebay 29 July 2017 - NH

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 29 July 2017 - NH

24.99 paid on UK Ebay 30 July 2017 - NH

8.00 paid on UK Ebay 16 September 2017 - NH

15.00 paid on UK Ebay 17 September 2017 - NH

6.00 paid on UK Ebay 12 October 2017 - WH

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harvey Frost Crackerjack Type 103 GPO 

Description

The Type 103 GPO is a 1 ton triple screw jack. Identical to the Type 103 above except for the casting detail: GPO replaces the 1 TON with HARVEY FROST below. On the other side is REG DGN No 841257. Photos and details courtesy of Ian Jolly.

Applicable Vehicles:

GPO vehicles (type not known). The final picture shows it alongside a similar size Shelley LJ31 which was in the toolkit of GPO Morris Minor vans.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in entry above.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

2.86 paid on UK Ebay 23 July 2016 - NH

 

 

 

 

 

Harvey Frost Type 103 Variant

Description

This jack appears to be a variant of the Type 103 above, not having the hinged extension. It also has different casting details. The height is the same closed at 5.25" and extending to at least 11".The photos show 2 tiers extended. I believe there is a 3rd. It is cast HARVEY FROST on one side and REG DGN 841257 on the other.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in 5th photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

25.00 paid on UK Ebay 22 July 2017 - WH

 

 

 

 

Harvey Frost Crackerjack Type 104 

Description

The Type 104 is a 3 ton triple screw jack. Similar to the Type 103. Low winding position to give clearance with overhanging valances. Swing top extension. Height closed 5.75". Extended 14.5"

The photo shown is the Type 103. Photo required for the 104.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Folding handle.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Harvey Frost Big Crackerjack

Description

The Big Crackerjack a 3 ton triple screw jack. On one side it says Big Cracker Jack, on the other side 847419. Height closed 10". Extended 13" + the manual screw lift.

Applicable Vehicles:

1956 Ford Thames 4D

Jack Handle Type:

Folding handle.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 25 September 2016 - NH

 

 

 

 

Harvey Frost Crackerjack Type 108 

Description

The Type 108 is a 4 ton double screw jack. Designed to meet the needs of commercial vehicles with minimum axle clearance when the tyres are deflated. Height closed 6.75". Extended 15.25".

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Harvey Frost Van Cat 111 

Description

As shown in the photos. cast on one side is HF VAN JACK CAT 111. On the other is HARVEY FROST & Co LTD ENGLAND. 11" high when closed, 25.5" extended. Base measures 6" x 4". No other details known.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in 3rd photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = 4.99 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2014 = 10.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2015 = 20.25 - 2 sales

4.50 paid on UK Ebay 24 January 2016 - no handle

1.20 paid on UK Ebay 4 March 2016 - no handle

8.99 paid on UK Ebay 15 March 2016 - no handle

14.00 paid on UK Ebay 20 March 2016 - no handle

9.99 paid on UK Ebay 20 May 2016 - no handle

2.00 paid on UK Ebay 1 August 2016 - with handle

19.19 paid on UK Ebay 19 September 2016 - with handle

7.69 paid on UK Ebay 11 September 2017 - NH

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 24 September 2017 - NH

 

 

 

 

Harvey Frost Crackerjack Type 113 

Description

The Type 113 is a 5 ton Jack with a single piston plus a manual screw jack. Height closed 8 9/16". Extended 13 7/8".

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

5.00 paid on UK Ebay 5 August 2015 - no handles

2.89 paid on UK Ebay 9 July 2016 - no handles

 

 

 

 

Harvey Frost 118 

Description

The Harvey Frost 118 is a 5 ton Jack with a single piston plus a manual screw jack. It is cast 5 TON SR CAT No. 118 HARVEY FROST Co LTD BISHOPS STORTFORD. Awaiting additional information from Joe Donohoe who kindly supplied the photos and information.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Harvey Frost 8 Ton

Description

Only details as shown in the pictures.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harvey Frost Ratchet 122

Description

Twin screw jack. Cast on one side is HF RATCHET JACK CAT 122. On the other is HARVEY FROST & Co LTD ENGLAND. 10" closed, 25" extended. First photo courtesy of Bryan Moor. Second and third Photos courtesy of Paul Gwyther.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = 7.50 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = 3.47 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2015 = 6.98 - 4 sales

3.99 paid on UK Ebay 2 March 2016 - no handle

4.00 paid on UK Ebay 9 May 2016 - no handle

9.99 paid on UK Ebay 12 June 2016 - no handle

12.50 paid on UK Ebay 7 October 2016 - no handle

5.99 paid on UK Ebay 19 October 2016 - no handle

6.99 paid on UK Ebay 11 December 2016 - no handle

2.00 paid on UK Ebay 13 July 2017 - NH

0.99 paid on UK Ebay 20 September 2017 - NH

 

 

Screw Jacks By Capacity

 

 
 

 

 

Harvey Frost 4 Ton

Description

Triple lift. 19.2" extended. 7/8" square drive. The domed winder is cast 1 1067 102. On one side of the main body is HF 4 TON CIT No. 95 1930. On the other is HARVEY FROST & CO LTD BISHOPS STORTFORD.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

Two section square bar as shown in 3rd Photo.

Year Dates Noted:

1930

Value:

8.25 paid on UK Ebay 24 February 2013

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 23 March 2014

27.00 paid on UK Ebay 8 September 2014

32.02 paid on UK Ebay 21 December 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Other Jacks Marketed By Harvey Frost

 

 

 

 

Nike 16HB - Harvey Frost

Description

This rather fascinating jack was in fact made by Nike in Sweden.  It was imported to the UK for supply through Harvey Frost. It is shown here with its original packaging.

It is described as a 'bumper' jack but apparently the lifting arm fits perfectly into the Gordon-Keeble 1" square chassis tube.  All information and photo courtesy of the G-K Club Secretary.

Applicable Vehicles:

Supplied with the Gordon-Keeble cars from 1964 to 1966 (100 cars).

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated

Year Dates Noted:

1964 to 1966.

Value:

114.00 paid on UK Ebay 15 December 2014

42.57 paid on UK Ebay 19 December 2015

 

 

 

Harvey Frost Nike 13EH

Description

This Swedish jack made by Nike, like the one above, is only included in a British car jack database as it was marketed and labelled by Harvey Frost. It is shown here with its original packaging noting the model number as 13EH and a 1.5 tonne capacity. First photo courtesy of Dan Cooper. Second photo courtesy of Roger Nash.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

2-piece as shown.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

Bumper Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

Harvey Frost Bumber Jack 

Description

The Bumper Jack is 6 cwt. It has a minimum height of 8.75" and a maximum of 24.5".

Version No. 97 with a hexagonal head of 0.710" is suitable for the 1947 Austin 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16; also the Morris 8, 10 and 12. 

Version No. 98 with a hexagonal head of 0.750" is suitable for the 1947 Ford 8 and 10, also all Vauxhall 1947 models.

Version No. 99 with a hexagonal head of 0.820" is not described.

Applicable Vehicles:

probably an aftermarket option for the vehicles described above.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

Scissor Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

Harvey Frost Scissor 

Description

Only details as shown in the photo..

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

Trolley Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

Harvey Frost Adaptable Garage Jack 

Description

Interesting old garage jack. Details as shown in the photos which are courtesy of NewMoody.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage jack

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2014 = 0.99 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2015 = 13.12 - 2 sales

5.00 paid on UK Ebay 7 July 2016

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 18 July 2016

 

 

 

 

Harvey Frost Garage Jack 

Description

Only details as shown in photo.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage jack

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

10.00 paid on UK Ebay 1 February 2014

 

 

 

 

Harvey Frost Ford Jack 

Description

Cast THE HF FORD JACK. Only other details as shown in photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage jack

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

1.50 paid on UK Ebay 18 October 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Harvey Frost Universal Garage Jack 

Description

Only details as shown in photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage jack

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

30.00 paid on UK Ebay 24 August 2015

 

 

 

Harvey Frost Trolley Jack 

Description

Only details as shown in photo.

Applicable Vehicles:

Garage jack

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

30.00 paid on UK Ebay 14 January 2016

 

 

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