Shelley Jacks

Database For Vintage and Classic Shelley Vehicle Jacks

This database is for vintage and classic Shelley 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.

It seems that Shelley changed their product marking during the 1950s from 'DL' to 'LJ'.  For some jacks this occurred in 1951/1952, but with others such as the 12DL the changeover to the LJ22 was as late as 1957.

All Shelley 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. See also jack instructions on the linked wrapping label. Instructions.

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

See here for how a jack in average condition can easily be brought back to life. Jack refurbishment

I have begun adding detailed information on the various types of Shelley jack handles and which jacks had which type.  If you have any photos and information please contact me.

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 21 June 2017.

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R T Shelley - makers of automotive accessories

1908 - Private company.

1908 - The Norton Company was bought by Bob Shelley, who owned R.T. Shelley, an automotive manufacturing business. Most people credit James Norton with the success of the company but actually, without Bob Shelley, there would not have been a Norton motorcycle company at all. R.T. Shelley was already a supplier to Norton so the transfer of power was made a little easier. However, the relationship between Bob Shelley and James Norton was not good.

1913 - James Norton was not a business man; his strengths lay elsewhere. His company ran into trouble and was forced into liquidation.

1916 - The Shelley company moved to Phillips Street, Aston. Bill Mansell moved from R.T. Shelley to take over Norton Management and under his guidance the company was reformed in 1926; the new company being Norton Motors (1926) Ltd.

1953 - AMC acquired Norton including its wholly-owned subsidiary R.T. Shelley.

1961 - Shelley was known as general engineers, manufacturing tools and components for automobiles, aero engines; also manufacturing lifting jacks for private and commercial vehicles. 400 employees.

1969 - Tangye, another jack maker bought out Shelley and the company renamed Tangye-Shelley, Gough Road, Greet, Birmingham, B11 2NG.

Post 1969 - All Shelley productions records lost/destroyed.

Page 1    Page 2    Page 3    Page 4

Page 1 - Pre-War and DL Screw Jacks

Pages 2 & 3 - LJ Series Screw Jacks in Numerical Order

Page 4 - Commercial Jacks, Side Lift and Tangye Shelley Scissor Jacks

 

Pre-War Jacks and DL Screw Jacks

 

 

 

Shelley 6 INCH DL - MG

Description

The jack is a double screw lift. It is 5 1/2" closed and 11 1/2" fully extended. It has 6 INCH & DL cast on one side and SHELLEY cast into the other side of the main body. It has a saddle jacking point and a 3/4" cross section jack handle slot. The jack was painted black. First 4 photos courtesy of Terry Speedy.

The 5th and 6th photos were sent to me by Matt Higginbotham and show that the jack was also supplied in red, but for which vehicles? The hole in the winder was drilled by a previous owner so that it could be used with a tommy bar. The last photo shows the double screw extension.

Applicable Vehicles:

MGTC, MGTD and some early MGTF 1250s.  Later MGTFs used the King Dick B1077.  Some early MGTCs may have had the Shelley A6.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in 3rd picture.  The handle shaft is in 2 sections. The piece that slots into the jack is 19 1/4" long.  The square piece that fits into the jack is 3/4" in cross section, not including the 1/4" ball bearing on the one side.  The other handle is 18".  When hooked together, the overall length is 36".  The hole in the outer end of the handle is 3/8" in diameter. The metal handle is 12" long. Photo and information courtesy of Terry Speedy.

Year Dates Noted:

No dates cast into body.

Value:

 

Average price paid in 2003 = £80.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2009 = £61.81 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2010 = £72.94 - 4 sales

Average price paid in 2011 = £113.97 - 5 sales

Average price paid in 2012 = £95.12 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2013 = £121.65 - 5 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = £90.96 - 4 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = £174.89 - 2 sales

£57.94 paid on USA Ebay 26JULY 2016 - NH & no markings

£80.05 paid on UK Ebay 22 January 2017 - NH

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelley 6 INCH DL - AH

Description

The jack is a double screw lift. It is 5 1/2" closed and 11 1/2" fully extended. One side has SHELLEY and DL cast on it. The other side has 6 INCH. The jack has an 'L' jacking point. The handle socket is 3/4 " square. Photos courtesy of George Raidon in Australia. 

Applicable Vehicles:

Austin Healey 100-4 BN1 pre March 1954.  The jack was painted black. See entries for the Shelley 7DL, 12DL, LJ21, LJ23, LJ 225, LJ225 mod, King Dick B1077 and B1881 for other Healey Jacks.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in 3rd picture above.  The piece that slots into the jack is 14" with a 3/4" cross section end for fitting in the jack socket, not including the 1/4" ball bearing on the one side.  The other handle is also 14".  When hooked together, the overall length is 28".  The hole in the outer end of the handle is 3/8" in diameter. The metal handle is 12" long.

Year Dates Noted:

No dates cast into body.

Value:

£123.00 paid on UK Ebay 24 November 2013

£59.89 paid on USA Ebay 16 May 2017 - NH

 

 

 

 

Shelley 6 INCH DL

Description

This is an unusual version of the 2 jacks above. Identical in every way except that the handle attachment is slotted as was common with many pre war Shelley jacks. The A6 below looks very similar except for the cast lettering. Photo courtesy of Darren Cooper.

Applicable Vehicles:

The second and third photos courtesy of Peter Davis in the USA may be for the MG PA circa 1934. More information required please. See also Shelley A6 for other MG PA jacks.

Jack Handle Type:

As for the A6.

Year Dates Noted:

No dates cast into body.

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = £99.66 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = £475.00 - 1 sale

£335.00 paid on UK Ebay 6 January 2016 - with handles

£213.00 paid on UK Ebay 31 October 2016 - no handles

 

 

 

Shelley 6 INCH

Description

As shown in photo. No other details known.

Applicable Vehicles:

MG VA: Part No/ A1075

Jack Handle Type:

Not Known

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

£46.87 paid on USA Ebay 13 June 2011

 

 

 

 

Shelley 6 1/2 INCH EX

Description

The jack is 7 1/2" closed and 15 1/2" fully extended. It is unusual in that the inner extension is a peg in the hole, rather than the conventional screw extension. My photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

This jack was owned by my late Father-in-Law. In the 1930s he owned a number of Morgan trikes, BSA Scout and a Singer Le Mans. It could have come from any of these cars. Any information most welcome.

Jack Handle Type:

See second photo. Two section 1/2" square metal bar. Handle section 18.5" long; end section 19.5" long. Connecting square tube appears to be made from 2 'L' section strips welded together. 10" handle slightly tapered from 1 1/16" to 1"

Year Dates Noted:

No date shown on the casting.

Value:

Priceless to me.

 

 

 

Shelley A6

Description:

The Shelley A6 double-lift jack is shown complete with its original folding hook handle and wooden shaft. The third photo (courtesy of Ebay Supersnails) shows a refurbished earlier A6 in red. It is significantly different, having an 'L-shaped' jacking point; horizontal SHELLEY lettering on the base; and the winding mechanism 90 degrees clockwise.  The other side simply says A6. I have been advised that this early version was considered unstable and the later version had the winder rotated through 90 degrees to align longitudinally with the egg timer base. I have also been advised that the MGTA and MGTB also used this jack. The winder at right angles to the main body was needed to fit in its allocated slot in the tool box to clear 2 rubber tool trays.

Applicable Vehicles:

Information recently received (March 2017) states that the jack with the 'in-line' version was supplied with many pre-war MMM MGs, namely the L, K, P and N. The version with the winder at right angles to the base was supplied with the MG TA, TB and VA; also likley on some very late MGPBs and NBs including 4-seaters.

Some early MGTCs may also have been supplied with this jack. In Mike Sherrell's book 'TCs Forever!' he states on page 253: "The Shelley jack began life with a turned wooden handle and hinged, folding, drive extension (Early TCs - pre war leftover) and end up with a square drive in two lengths, with a separate steel, tommy-bar handle." - Shelley 6 Inch.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the 3rd and 4th photos.  It is 27" long of two equal sections and 0.5" diameter bar. The handle is 10.75" long. Its diameters are 1 1/8", 15/16" and 13/16". See 7" jack for more handle photos.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2008 = £293.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2012 = £249.50 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2013 = £175.58 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2014 = £440.99 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = £165.00 - 1 sale

£222.00 paid on UK Ebay 17 January 2016 - with handles

£44.02 paid on Australian Ebay 18 April 2016 - NH

£396.00 paid on UK Ebay 23 October 2016 - NH

£481.00 paid on UK Ebay 21 November 2016 - WH

 

 

 

 

 

Shelley 7 Inch

Description:

This 7 inch jack has a single screw and has a rectangular base. It is 7.5" retracted and 11.5" extended. It has SHELLEY cast down one side and 7 INCH down the other. The handle drive is 0.5" square. My photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known, but 0.5" square shaft.

Year Dates Noted:

1931.

Value:

£9.99 paid on UK Ebay 12 Dec 2012

£14.99 paid on UK Ebay 27 June 2013

£13.50 paid on UK Ebay 11 June 2017 - NH

 

 

 

 

 

Shelley 7 Inch

Description:

This version of the 7 inch jack has a double screw and has an hour glass base. It is 6 7/8" retracted and 11 3/4" extended; it weighs 4lb 13ozs. It has SHELLEY cast down one side and 7 INCH down the other.  Photos and data courtesy of Peter Nurse.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in photo. It is 31.5" long of two equal sections and 0.5" diameter bar. The handle is 10.75" long. Its diameters are 1 1/8", 15/16" and 13/16".

Year Dates Noted:

1931, 1932

Value:

Average price paid in 2010 = £40.78 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2011 = £143.78 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2012 = £34.50 - 2 sales

£10.00 paid on UK Ebay 24 August 2016 - NH

£14.53 paid on UK Ebay 22 September 2016 - NH

£32.73 paid on UK Ebay 4 December 2016 - WH

 

 

 

 

Shelley 7 Inch

Description:

This version of the 7 inch jack has an hour glass base like the one above. The difference is the square winding hole. It has SHELLEY cast down one side and 7 INCH down the other. 

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in photos. It is likely to be 36" long comprising 2 sections.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

£41.99 paid on UK Ebay 2 May 2017 - WH

 

 

 

 

Shelley 7 Bantam

Description:

The jack is 7" high retracted and 11.5" extended.  The base is 110mm x 70mm. Photo and details courtesy of Bob Johnston. The restored Maroon jack is courtesy of Steve Denne. The 5th photo shows the jack with an earlier hook style handle socket.

This jack appears identical to the later LJ11. Indeed the 7th and 8th photos show the jack cast as BANTAM LJ11 on one side and SHELLEY 7 plus the much later date of 1951 on the other. Photos courtesy of Joe Robbins.

Applicable Vehicles:

Tony Press from Melbourne, Australia reports that he is sure that the 1928 and 1929 (and possibly through to 1930) Austin Seven tool kit included a 7" Bantam Jack in black. However, the Austin 7 parts list from 1925 up to 1936 show a jack with a 'saddle' head and hour glass base (last photo). Both of his have a round head as shown in all the attached photos. See Shelley 10DL and Lake & Elliot Midas JRS421 for other Austin 7 jacks.

Recent Ebay vendor (Oct 2016), a specialist in Austin 7s, reports that owners up to 1935 were offered either this jack or the Lake & Elliot Midas 7 Junior.

Possibly also supplied with the Austin 10.

MGJ2

 

Jack Handle Type:

36" long with steel bar handle. Square section, 2 piece main shaft with a fixed collar.

The 6th photo shows the jack with the pre war period folding handle with a hook connector

Tony Press also reports that for the Austin 7 the jack handles are a single square section with wooden handle through a loop end.

The 5th and 6th photos shows a different handle socket requiring the type of handle  shown in the 6th and 7th photos.

The MGJ2 had the folding handle with the hook connection.

Year Dates Noted:

1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1937

Value:

 
Average price paid in 2008 = £28.99 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2009 = £41.51 - 4 sales

Average price paid in 2010 = £23.59 - 12 sales

Average price paid in 2011 = £20.83 - 5 sales

Average price paid in 2012 = £16.16 - 9 sales

Average price paid in 2013 = £28.70 - 8 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = £15.49 - 14 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = £18.57 - 9 sales

£22.00 paid on UK Ebay 11 January 2016 - NH

£15.29 paid on UK Ebay 31 January 2016 - WH

£36.00 paid on UK Ebay 13 March 2016 - WH

£7.50 paid on UK Ebay 20 March 2016 - NH

£8.50 paid on UK Ebay 20 March 2016 - NH

£10.50 paid on UK Ebay 2 April 2016 - NH

£10.00 paid on UK Ebay 3 July 2016 - NH

£4.99 paid on UK Ebay 4 July 2016 - NH

£16.56 paid on UK Ebay 21 July 2016 - NH

£46.99 paid on UK Ebay 24 September 2016 - NH

£12.50 paid on UK Ebay 25 September 2016 - NH

£21.99 paid on UK Ebay 23 October 2016 - NH

£12.99 paid on UK Ebay 23 February 2017 - NH

£7.50 paid on UK Ebay 5 March 2017 - NH

£19.99 paid on UK Ebay 23 March 2017 - NH

£12.50 paid on UK Ebay 26 March 2017 - NH

£15.00 paid on UK Ebay 6 May 2017 - NH

£4.20 paid on UK Ebay 13 June 2017 - NH

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelley 8 Inch

Description:

The jack measures 8.5" retracted and 13.5" extended.   Cast SHELLEY down one side and 8 INCH down the other with DL on the base. Photo and detail courtesy Terry (Ebay terry19570_1).

Applicable Vehicles:

The jack was supplied with the Austin Heavy 12/4, Clifton, Burnham and also the 16/6 from 1925 to 1930.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the photos for the 7" above. It is 31.5" long of two equal sections and 0.5" diameter bar. The handle is 10.75" long. Its diameters are 1 1/8", 15/16" and 13/16".

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2008 = £42.56 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2009 = £16.26 - 5 sales

Average price paid in 2010 = £4.99 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2011 = £1.21 - 1 sale

£Average price paid in 2012 = £30.50 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2013 = £47.50 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = £14.99 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2015 = £7.87 - 4 sales

£10.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 August 2016 - no handle

£44.24 paid on USA Ebay 29 November 2016 - no handle

 

 

 

 

Shelley 8 Inch - Ribbed Base

Description:

The jack measures 8.5" retracted and 13.5" extended.  Different base to the 8" immediately above.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the photos for the 7" above. It is 31.5" long of two equal sections and 0.5" diameter bar. The handle is 10.75" long. Its diameters are 1 1/8", 15/16" and 13/16".

Year Dates Noted:

£10.00 paid on UK Ebay 24 November 2015 - no handle

£10.00 paid on UK Ebay 18 February 2017 - NH

 

 

 

 

Shelley M8

Description:

The jack measures 6.5" retracted and 11" extended.  It is a single screw lift.

Applicable Vehicles:

The jack was supplied with the Morris 8 up to and including Chassis Number 61351 (but excluding 59457-61000). It may also have been supplied with the early 1930s Minors. See Shelley 7DL below for other Morris 8 jacks.

Jack Handle Type:

It is 31.5" long of two equal sections and 0.5" diameter bar. The handle is a solid metal bar.

Year Dates Noted:

1935, 1936

Value:

Average price paid in 2008 = £75.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2009 = £4.99 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2010 = £11.07 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2011 = £23.99 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2012 = £25.23 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2013 = £24.30 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = £24.88 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = £20.00 - 2 sales

£13.00 paid on UK Ebay 29 January 2016 - no handle

£78.00 paid on UK Ebay 15 May 2016 - with handle

 

 

 

 

Shelley 7DL

Description:

The jack measures 6.5" retracted and 14.5" extended. It has either an L-shaped or saddle jacking point, rectangular base with rounded corners and a 1/2" square handle socket.

The L-shaped version was re-badged in the early 1950s (probably around 1952) as the LJ21 and then supplied with the Austin Healey 100-4 BN2, the 100/6 and early 3000s.

I have no information on the jack with the saddle jacking point.

Restored blue jack courtesy of Steve Denne.

Applicable Vehicles:

The 7DL was supplied with the Morris 8 from Chassis Number 59457-61000 and also 61352 onwards, fitting most series 1 and all series 2. See Shelley M8 above for other Morris 8 jacks.

The jack with the L-shaped jacking point may have been supplied with the AC Ace and Aceca (unconfirmed) but was definitely never part of the AC Cobra toolkit (see LJ22).  Indeed, the L-shape jacking point will not fit the AC Cobra.

An Austin Healey document by Roger Moment, dated November-December 2011 states that 2 Austin Healey BN6s built in 1958 were found with the 7DL. The jack was replaced by the LJ21 and may have been interchangeable with it during the transition period depending on availability in the parts bin on the production lines.  The 7DL may also have been supplied with early 3000 Mk1 models. See entries for the Shelley 6 INCH DL, 12DL, LJ21, LJ23, LJ225, LJ225 mod, King Dick B1077 and B1881 for other Healey Jacks.

Norton Big 4 motorcycle combination circa 1939 (photo 7). Photo courtesy of Alex Schmidt from Holland.

Austin A55 Cambridge.

The jack is also claimed by an Ebay seller to be an original item on early Land Rover Series 1, Series 2 and Willys Jeeps.

The jack may also have been supplied with the BMW Isetta for the UK market - awaiting clarification.

Jack Handle Type:

The two handle drive pieces are 14" long. The drive socket is 7/16" square section. The metal cross piece (tommy bar) is 12". (Photos 5 & 6).

Standard Shelley 2-piece rod with wooden handle. (Photo 7).

The 5th and 6th pictures show the parts lists diagrams of the jack and handle that were in the toolkit of the Norton Big 4 motorcycle combination (item 2227). Photo courtesy of Alex Schmidt from Holland.

The last picture shows how the starter handle was adapted in the Austin A55/A60. The starting handle is 23" long and the jack adapter is 19".

Year Dates Noted:

1936, 1937, 1938, 1946, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1960

Value: NH = No Handle - logged since June 2015

 
Average price paid in 2008 = £17.58 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2009 = £42.28 - 7 sales

Average price paid in 2010 = £22.19 - 18 sales

Average price paid in 2011 = £30.16 - 8 sales

Average price paid in 2012 = £23.27 - 15 sales

Average price paid in 2013 = £36.69 - 18 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = £21.80 - 15 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = £21.32 - 29 sales

£46.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 January 2016 - NH

£4.00 paid on UK Ebay 9 February 2016 - NH

£7.50 paid on UK Ebay 12 March 2016 - NH

£29.00 paid on UK Ebay 17 March 2016 - WH

£25.00 paid on UK Ebay 11 April 2016 - NH

£0.99 paid on UK Ebay 25 April 2016 - NH

£4.99 paid on UK Ebay 1 May 2016 - NH

£28.63 paid on UK Ebay 3 May 2016 - NH

£25.00 paid on UK Ebay 19 May 2016 - NH

£18.00 paid on UK Ebay 16 June 2016 - NH

£16.01 paid on UK Ebay 19 June 2016 - NH

£35.00 paid on UK Ebay 18 July 2016 - NH

£56.97 paid on USA Ebay 16 August 2016 - WH

£25.00 paid on UK Ebay 11 Sept 2016 - NH

£12.23 paid on UK Ebay 31 October 2016 - NH

£10.50 paid on UK Ebay 9 December 2016 - NH

£17.00 paid on UK Ebay 7 January 2017 - WH

£10.52 paid on UK Ebay 5 February 2017 - NH

£12.99 paid on UK Ebay 14 February 2017 - NH

£25.00 paid on UK Ebay 19 February 2017 - NH

£10.99 paid on UK Ebay 29 March 2017 - NH

£5.00 paid on UK Ebay 26 April 2017 - NH

£77.61 paid on UK Ebay 18 June 2017 - WH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelley 7V

Description:

The 7V is a twin screw. It is cast SHELLEY on one side and 7V plus a 2 digit date on the other. It measures 6" retracted and 14" extended.

Applicable Vehicles:

Possibly Fordson V7 van that was introduced in 1937?

Jack Handle Type:

Possibly as shown in the final picture but not sure if that is an original.

Year Dates Noted:

1937

Value:

£26.00 paid on UK Ebay 25 May 2017 - WH

 

 

 

 

Shelley 10DL

Description:

The jack measures 6.5" retracted and 13.75" extended.  The drive socket is 3/4" square section. The photo shows it supplied in a mull brown colour in a Rexine toolbag (Austin 7) which has a press stud fastener.

Applicable Vehicles:

It is the correct jack for the Austin 7, also the Ruby and other low Chassis Austin 7 cars from 1936 (last photo). See Shelley 7" Bantam and Lake & Elliot Midas JRS421 for other Austin 7 jacks.

Jack Handle Type:

Exact details not known.

Year Dates Noted:

1936, 1937, 1939, 1947

Value:

Average price paid in 2009 = £39.23 - 5 sales

Average price paid in 2010 = £76.00 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2011 = £26.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2012 = £18.00 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2013 = £12.40 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = £32.36 - 5 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = £40.23 - 4 sales

£46.98 paid on UK Ebay 14 January 2016 (with handle)

£5.00 paid on UK Ebay 17 December 2016 (no handle)

£29.00 paid on UK Ebay 26 March 2017 - NH

 

 

 

 

Shelley 12DL

Description:

The jack measures 5.5" closed, 11.75" extended and weighs 2.25kg. It comes with either an L-shaped, saddle or flat jacking point. 

The jack was rebadged as the LJ22 in the  1950s, around 1957.

Applicable Vehicles:

The 'L' jack was supplied with the Austin 10 and the Austin 12 Ascot.

The 'L' jack dated 55 has also been found in original Austin Healey 100 cars between August and October 1955; See entries Shelley 6 INCH DL, 7DL, LJ21, LJ23, LJ225, LJ225 mod, King Dick B1077and B1881 for other Healey Jacks.

It is possible that a small number of this jack may have been supplied with early AC Cobras.  However, other research suggests that all Cobras were supplied with the LJ22 which is a relabelled 12DL.  (LJ22 information courtesy of Eara Merritt).

The final grey painted jack (dated 1950) shows a full 'U' saddle.

Jack Handle Type:

4th photo shows one piece.  I am not sure that this is correct.  More information required.

Year Dates Noted:

1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957

Value:

Average price paid in 2008 = £149.00 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2009 = £34.40 - 5 sales

Average price paid in 2010 = £73.17 - 11 sales

Average price paid in 2011 = £27.60 - 10 sales

Average price paid in 2012 = £42.72 - 16 sales

Average price paid in 2013 = £74.50 - 8 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = £96.69 - 12 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = £73.15 - 13 sales

£98.00 paid on UK Ebay 10 March 2016 - NH

£85.76 paid on UK Ebay 11 April 2016 - NH

£69.00 paid on UK Ebay 3 May 2016 - WH

£180.73 paid on USA Ebay 15 November 2016 - NH

£74.00 paid on UK Ebay 29 January 2017 - WH

£122.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 February 2017 - NH

£23.77 paid on UK Ebay 8 March 2017 - NH

£15.57 paid on UK Ebay 18 April 2017 - WH

£49.99 paid on UK Ebay 22 April 2017 - WH

£135.65 paid on USA Ebay 27 April 2017 - NH

 
 

 

 

Shelley 10 12 DL

Description:

The jack measures 6.5" retracted and 13.75" extended.  This is an unusual marking on a Shelley jack, covering 2 versions, the 10 DL and 12 DL.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the photos.

Year Dates Noted:

1936

Value:

Average price paid in 2013 = £41.33 -  3 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = £27.49 - 2 sales

£17.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 April 2015

£35.00 paid on UK Ebay 22 November 2015 - no handle

 

 

 

 

Shelley Triple Lift

Description:

This triple lift variant of the Double Lifts above measures 5.25" retracted and 12.50" extended. The jack has SHELLEY cast down one side and TRIPLE down the other. 212 is cast into the gusset.

Applicable Vehicles:

Shelley Triple Lift Jack, TL212 this was issued to the Morris 10 h.p. Light Utility Car (series M)  the designation in the Parts List reads:

Jack (lifting) (Shelley triple lift TL.212)

Morris part number 68231

WD part number MT1/44001

Jack Handle Type:

Folding 2 section jack with a wooden handle. Note that the brass wing nut is non standard. The original is a set screw with a knurled round head for grip that screws into a threaded hole in the yoke.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2014 = £66.89 - 4 sales

£36.00 paid on UK Ebay 20 June 2016 - WH

£17.00 paid on UK Ebay 22 April 2017 - WH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelley TL

Description:

The jack measures 5 1/2" retracted and 13" fully extended. It is cast SHELLEY on one side and TL on the other. The TL presumably stands for Triple Lift. Above TL is stamped CBS within an oval surround and the number 2 below. Final 5 photos of an un-restored jack courtesy of Pete Newton. This jack has always been in his Morris 8. Sources do not suggest that this was ever an original jack for the Morris 8 but is listed for the Morris Isis, so any information always welcome. See the vehicle index database for Morris 8 jacks.

Applicable Vehicles:

Morris Isis (1929 to 1935).

Possibly also supplied with the Morris 8 Series 2. Information courtesy Pete Newton who is aware of the same jack in 2 cars and thought to be original equipment. Confirmation required from other owners please.

Jack Handle Type:

Folding section handle with a yoke connector as shown in the photos and can also be viewed in the Shelley A6 entry.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

£26.00 paid on UK Ebay 1 December 2008

£88.00 paid on UK Ebay 2 December 2015 - with handles

£16.00 paid on UK Ebay 4 March 2017 - NH

 

 

 

 

Shelley Jack for 1934 Morris (May be a 203 Below)

Description:

This Shelley Jack is double lift.

Applicable Vehicles:

It is for the 1934 Morris 10/4 pre-series.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown (partly) in photo. Dimensions not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

£16.00 paid on UK Ebay 22 October 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Shelley Jack 203

Description:

The jack measures 6.25" retracted and 13.25" extended.  It has Double Lift and Pat No 246894 on the top, 203 down one side and SHELLEY down the other.   Very similar to the one above except for the jacking point.  Details and photos supplied by Colin Parkinson.  A 2010 auction sale revealed the same jack with a saddle jacking point. Restored green jack courtesy of Steve Denne.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Folding 2-piece rod with yoke connection point. Wooden handle. As shown with the DL below.

Year Dates Noted:

1922, 1929, 1933, 1934

Value:

Average price paid in 2009 = £25.99 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2010 = £39.19 - 5 sales

Average price paid in 2011 = £12.30 - 4 sales

Average price paid in 2012 = £23.27 - 4 sales

Average price paid in 2013 = £15.50 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = £10.00 - 1 sale

£12.50 paid on UK Ebay 7 August 2016 - NH

£12.99 paid on UK Ebay 4 December 2016 - NH

£56.00 paid on UK Ebay 6 May 2017 - WH

 

 

 

 

Shelley 204

Description:

This Double Lift 204 jack looks very similar to the 203 above. No other details known.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Folding 2-piece rod with yoke connection point. Wooden handle. As shown with the DL below.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

£10.00 paid on UK Ebay 22 February 2016 - no handles

 

 

 

 

Shelley Daimler

Description:

The jack measures 6.25" retracted and 13.25" extended.  It has Double Lift and Prov Pat on the top. An unusual Shelley jack that I have acquired and only one of two that I am aware of to have the car maker's name - the other is Lanchester below.  It does not have the cut-out on the base compared to the 203. My photos. The final picture, courtesy of Steve Denne, shows the 2 types of handle attachments.

Applicable Vehicles:

Daimler types not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown with the Double Lift below.

Year Dates Noted:

1930

Value:

£8.02 paid on UK Ebay 23 November 2008 - with handles

£36.00 paid on UK Ebay 8 August 2016 - with handles

 

 

 

Shelley Lanchester

Description:

This is a triple lift jack.  It is the only Shelley jack I am aware of not to have the full name of Shelley on it; instead it has Shelley's initials - RTS. The reason I suspect is that it is a squat jack with no room for the full name! On top of the winder mechanism is cast LANCHESTER TRIPLE LIFT. Photos and details courtesy of Fred ........

Applicable Vehicles:

Lanchester 10 Sports Special.

Jack Handle Type:

The hook shown in the attached photo is probably original, but not the alloy tube..

Year Dates Noted:

1933

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Shelley Double Lift

Description:

The jack measures 7.5" retracted and 15.75" extended. The jack base is flat, unlike the 203 that has a cut-out mid length. It measures 6" x 3.75". There is a 0.25" slot milled down the screw of the larger stage.  It has Double Lift and Pat No 246894 on the top, Shelley down both sides.   First 3 photos  courtesy Nick Cheetham. Fourth photo supplied by Joe Robbins. The final 4 photos and jack description courtesy of George Radion in Australia. Three points to note in his photos: first, the saddle is non standard, having been welded in place; second the handle slot appears to have the cross bar missing; and finally, the last photo shows the milled slot in the screw. This engages in a lug in the bevelled winder allowing the jack to raise and lower on the thread inside the main body casting. Shelley jacks without this milled slot have the thread on the the bevelled winder. I have recently restored one of these jacks. There are no ball bearings, nor any grease. The jack is simply oiled.

Applicable Vehicles:

Possibly Swift P2 circa 1929.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the first 4 photos (the first 3 have a section missing).

Year Dates Noted:

1928, 1929, 1931

Value:

Average price paid in 2011 = £2.99 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2012 = £30.47 - 5 sales

Average price paid in 2013 = £11.69 - 5 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = £26.02 - 10 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = £21.39 - 9 sales

£25.00 paid on UK Ebay 7 January 2016 - with handle

£8.25 paid on UK Ebay 21 March 2016 - no handle

£25.00 paid on UK Ebay 25 May 2016 - with handle

£9.00 paid on UK Ebay 14 July 2016 - no handle

£12.49 paid on UK Ebay 7 August 2016 - with handle

£9.99 paid on UK Ebay 19 October 2016 - with handle

£6.50 paid on UK Ebay 6 November 2016 - no handle

£22.00 paid on UK Ebay 13 November 2016 - no handle

£5.00 paid on UK Ebay 11 January 2017 - no handle

£34.99 paid on UK Ebay 14 May 2017 - WH

£26.77 paid on UK Ebay 21 May 2017 - WH

 

 

 

 

Shelley Double Lift - Square Handle Drive

Description:

This jack appears the same as the Double Lift immediately above except it has a square handle drive shaft. No other details known other than shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

not known

Jack Handle Type:

Standard 2 piece with wooden cross piece.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

£10.50 paid on UK Ebay 6 January 2017 - no handle

£9.99 paid on UK Ebay 16 March 2017 - WH

 

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