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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

 

Commercial Jacks followed by Side Lift and Tangye Shelley Scissor

 

 

 

Shelley 1 Ton

Description:

Not known.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

Shelley 2 Ton Commercial

Description:

The jack measures 9.75" closed and 17" fully open. It weighs slightly over 5kg.  Photos courtesy of Nigel Bryant. See more photos of this jack under restoration.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

1938, 1940, 1947, 1949

Value:

Average price paid in 2011 = 4.49 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2012 = 0.99 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2013 = 0.99 - 1 sale

12.50 paid on UK Ebay 28 June 2015

12.00 paid on UK Ebay 30 August 2015

 

 

 

Shelley 3 Ton

Description:

Only details as shown in the photo.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

4.99 paid on UK Ebay 18 July 2010

 

 

 

 

Shelley 4 Ton DL

Description:

This Shelley 4 Ton DL Jack is twin screw. Height closed is 11". The base measures 8" x 7" and weighs 10kg. Top cover is cast SHELLEY, 4 TON DL, 1945 (or other date), OIL JACK FREELY. First photo supplied by Darren Tebbits.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in second photo. Believed to be original as it certainly has an age related patina.  Photo courtesy of Stuart Smith.

Year Dates Noted:

1940, 1941, 1943, 1944, 1945.

Value:

Average price paid in 2010 = 13.06 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2011 = 11.62 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = 23.31 - 3 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 15.25 - 3 sales

25.00 paid on UK Ebay 12 February 2016 - no handles

49.99 paid on UK Ebay 24 January 2017 - no handles

25.00 paid on UK Ebay 8 April 2017 - NH

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 5 November 2017 - NH

 

 

 

Shelley 4 Ton

Description:

This Shelley  4 Ton Jack has 47 cast on it.  Totally different to the 4 ton jack immediately above. No other details.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

1946, 1947

Value:

29.99 paid on UK Ebay 21 May 2010

11.50 paid on UK Ebay 5 February 2012

16.00 paid on UK Ebay 12 August 2014

 

 

 

 

Shelley 9 Inch Commercial

Description:

This Shelley 9" Commercial jack is 10" closed. It is cast 9" COMMERCIAL on one side plus a small motif at the base which reads CBS. The other side has SHELLEY (plus date) PATENT APPLIED FOR. The handle drive hole is cast R T SHELLEY OIL JACK FREQUENTLY. Photo and details courtesy of George Radion in Australia.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

1939

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Shelley 9 Inch Commercial - Military Base Plate Extension

Description:

This Shelley 9" Commercial jack is 11" closed because of its revised body and extended base plate, probably for military use in 'off road' scenarios. Its Tread plate base is 8" x 7". Casting details are the same as the entry above

First 4 photos courtesy of NewMoody. Final two were supplied by Darren Tebbit. 

Applicable Vehicles:

Not known, but likely to be WWII military vehicles.

Jack Handle Type:

Not known.

Year Dates Noted:

1936, 1939, 1944

Value:

7.99 paid on UK Ebay 30 March 2010

9.99 paid on UK Ebay 26 June 2011

15.23 paid on Australia Ebay 18 March 2012

 

 

 

 

Side Lift Jacks

 

 

Shelley Labels are available from Sean Johnson

 

 

 

 

Shelley - BMC Mini and Mini Cooper 1968>

Description:

The jack measures 14.5". The spigot on this jack is a 'U' with a collar as shown in the 4th photo.

Top label when legible after these years reads SHELLEY ENGLAND "ROLLALIFT" PAT No. 865130.

The lower label reads: IMPORTANT IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THIS JACK IS USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS.

The 4th photo is taken from a 1968 Morris Mini Driver's Handbook.

Applicable Vehicles:

BMC Mini and Mini Cooper from 1968.

Reported by one vendor to be also for the Wolseley Hornet and Riley Elf - confirmation required.

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

Jack Handle Type:

As shown.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:
Average price paid in 2011 = 15.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2012 = 31.99 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2013 = 29.47 - 8 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = 24.23 - 21 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 25.13 - 20 sales

5.99 paid on UK Ebay 7 January 2016

21.00 paid on UK Ebay 9 January 2016

5.50 paid on UK Ebay 20 March 2016

36.00 paid on UK Ebay 5 April 2016

30.00 paid on UK Ebay 9 April 2016

187.00 paid on UK Ebay 19 April 2016

41.05 paid on UK Ebay 12 May 2016

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 20 May 2016

26.00 paid on UK Ebay 10 June 2016

5.00 paid on UK Ebay 10 June 2016

4.99 paid on UK Ebay 23 July 2016

9.99 paid on UK Ebay 24 July 2016

15.00 paid on UK Ebay 24 July 2016

39.44 paid on USA Ebay 9 September 2016

35.00 paid on UK Ebay 18 September 2016

5.50 paid on UK Ebay 24 September 2016

40.00 paid on UK Ebay 6 October 2016

11.27 paid on UK Ebay 10 November 2016

 

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 20 November 2016

29.00 paid on UK Ebay 23 November 2016

40.00 paid on UK Ebay 11 December 2016

47.00 paid on UK Ebay 9 April 2017

36.00 paid on UK Ebay 23 April 2017

6.00 paid on UK Ebay 9 May 2017

24.42 paid on UK Ebay 14 May 2017

22.00 paid on UK Ebay 9 July 2017

52.66 paid on UK Ebay 30 July 2017

44.00 paid on UK Ebay 8 August 2017

11.50 paid on UK Ebay 11 August 2017

45.00 paid on UK Ebay 1 September 2017

25.30 paid on UK Ebay 27 September 2017

15.00 paid on UK Ebay 7 October 2017

9.95 paid on UK Ebay 21 October 2017

21.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 October 2017

4.99 paid on UK Ebay 2 November 2017

15.16 paid on UK Ebay 5 November 2017

27.03 paid on UK Ebay 20 November 2017

 

 

 

Shelley Rollafit MG Midget and AH Sprite

Description:

16.5 inch side lift jack as the one above except for the 3/8 inch cross section of the winder. The base is 5 15/16 inches by 13/16 inches. also this one has a inverted U spigot enabling flush folding. The spigot is 4 15/16 inches long.

Top label when legible after these years reads SHELLEY ENGLAND "ROLLALIFT" PAT No. 865130.

The lower label reads: IMPORTANT IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THIS JACK IS USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS DETAILED IN THE DRIVERS HANDBOOK OTHERWISE FAILURE WILL OCCUR.

Applicable Vehicles:

MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprite from June 1963 onwards. This inverted T jack was found in late Mark II, Mark III, and Mark IV Sprites. See also Metallifacture  for the other Midget and Sprite jack covering this time frame and marks. These jacks have been found painted either a black, red orange or a grey blue. Information courtesy of Robert Hall in the USA.

Prior to this the Austin Healey Sprite had a King Dick or Smiths Steadylift A-Frame jack.

Jack Handle Type:

Ratchet as shown.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 15 November 2015

 

 

 

 

Shelley Rollalift - (Austin/Morris/Riley 1100/1300?) Rectangle Spigot

Description:

This 16.5 inch side lift jack is the same as the one above except it has a rectangular lifting spigot with the open side up. Is this for a Austin/Morris/Riley 1100/1300? - information required please.  I have a similar one listed in the Miscellaneous database.

The jack is 16 inches high; the foot is 6 inches wide and the body is 2 3/8 inches wide.

Top label reads SHELLEY ENGLAND "ROLLALIFT" PAT No. 865130.

The lower label reads: IMPORTANT IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THIS JACK IS USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS DETAILED IN THE DRIVERS HANDBOOK OTHERWISE FAILURE WILL OCCUR.

Applicable Vehicles:

Not sure; may be a Austin/Morris/Riley 1100/1300?

Jack Handle Type:

Ratchet.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

16.99 paid on UK Ebay 16 July 2017

 

 

 

Shelley Rollalift - Rectangle Spigot

Description:

This side lift jack is 21" high and weighs 8.5lb.  The solid lift bar is 1.25" x 1.25" square. The label says: Shelley England Rollalift. Pat No.865130.  Second and third photos and details supplied by Ian Hunter.

Applicable Vehicles:

The Shelley Rollalift was supplied with the Jaguar 4.2L MK10, Jaguar 420, 420G, and Daimler DS420 Limousine. Also shown is the Jaguar wheel brace.  Information and first photo supplied by Nick Tarlton.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2010 = 23.30 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2011 = 10.00 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2012 = 20.87 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = 29.22 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 19.99 - 2 sales

8.99 paid on UK Ebay 31 January 2016

30.00 paid on UK Ebay 30 October 2016

 

 

 

 

Shelley Rollalift MGB

Description:

The ShelleyRollafit jack is 17" high and weighs 8.5lb.  It has a round lift spigot. All 6 pictures are of the same jack before and after restoration, courtesy of Tom Aczel. Of interest is the newly made Shelley Jack label.

The following is written by Tony Brown from Rougemount in the USA and is also reproduced in the King Dick database on this site and the MG Experience Forum ( http://www.mgexperience.net/phorum/read.php?71,2242859 ):

"Clausager in his ORIGINAL MGB states that the original red painted King Dick supplied jack (AHH6538) was superseded by a stronger version also supplied by King Dick (AHH 6538)in May of 1973. In February 1974; a black Metallifacture jack(BHH5329)was supplied and continued until the end of production. No mention of any jack produced by Shelley for the MGB is given by Clausager. The Shelley jack is somewhat of an anomaly; finding its way into both the North American and CKD Australian markets, but being associated primarily with MK1 MGBs in both places. Examples of the Shelley jack have been found in North American MGBs until the British Leyland buyout in 1969 but are not reported by owners past that date. 

The overall length of the Shelley Rollalift jack is 17 inches; measured from the base of the foot to the top of the gear housing. The King Dick screw-type jack is measured at 18 inches. The maximum lifting height of the Shelley and King Dick jack is 14.5 inches; the width of the Shelley jack foot is 6 inches and the foot width of the King Dick jack is 7 inches. 

Both jacks feature round spigots that correspond to diameter of the jacking points found during the MGB production run. The length of the spigot on the Shelley Rollalift is 9 inches and corresponds to the 9.5 inch spigot found on the King Dick jack. A small pin protrudes along the centre of the spigot on the Shelley jack 4 inches from the end point. This perhaps served as a safety catch to position the jacking point on the monocoque properly on the spigot, and is not found on on the King Dick production model. The Shelley Rollalift spigot was painted red. The particular King Dick example was unpainted but cadmium plated. Clausager pictures a red model with a black painted spigot. 

Both the Shelley and King Dick versions have wooden crank handles of lacquered ash. The Shelley Rollalift jack has an undrilled top; whereas the King Dick handle is drilled through the top and secured with a washer and cotter pin. Cranks are cadmium plated on these examples and attach directly into the gear head at the top of the jack which turns the worm screw. 

A paper decal affixed near the top of the worm screw housing identified the manufacturer as Shelley and includes the British patent number 865130. The King Dick jack is reverse stamped as made in Britain by King Dick: BRITISH KING DICK MADE. 

Jacks were stored in the boot in a Hessian cloth and jute backed bag with two cloth cinch ties. MGBs fitted with wire wheels had a knock-off hammer inside the bag or an octagonal knock-off wrench for the MKII models beginning in 1968. MGBs fitted with Dunlop steel disk wheels had a tommy bar and spark plug tube spanner and a lug wrench supplied to be stored with the jack inside the bag."

Applicable Vehicles:

It was supplied with some MGBs for the Australian and USA markets up to 1969.  However, most MGBs were supplied with a similar King Dick jack and later a Metallifacture jack as discussed above. It has come to light that some Australian MGB CKD kits were also supplied with Australian-built APAC jacks. Details courtesy of Roger Taylor in Australia. For other MGB jacks see the King Dick, Metallifacture and Metallifacture (Early).

It was also supplied in the toolkits of the Humber Hawk and Super Snipe - Information from a collector in New Zealand.

One Ebay seller claims it was OEM for the Jaguar Mk X.

Jack Handle Type:

Integrated.

Year Dates Noted:

No dates on the jack.

Value:

0.99 paid on UK Ebay 26 December 2013

36.00 paid on UK Ebay 10 January 2014

4.99 paid on UK Ebay 13 November 2014

5.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 February 2015

22.11 paid on UK Ebay 22 May 2015

7.50 paid on UK Ebay 15 July 2015

16.00 paid on UK Ebay 10 July 2017

 

 

 

 

Shelley Sunbeam Alpine & Tiger

Description:

Shelley made at least 2 side lift jacks for the later Sunbeam Alpines and Tigers.  These are very similar to a Metalifacture jack which was also supplied during production.   The first jack (black - picture 1 to 5) was for the Sunbeam Alpine Mks 1 to 4 and the Tiger Mk 1; the 6th picture was for the Mk2 Tiger. 

The jacks have stops on the lifting arms to prevent the arm going too far into the car's bracket. The stops are either a dowel or a cut and bend.

The final 2 pictures show the location of the lifting arm into the chassis and the wheel brace which doubles up as the jack winder. Photos courtesy of Michel Nury

Applicable Vehicles:

Sunbeam Alpine Mks 1 to 4

Sunbeam Tiger Mks 1 & 2

Jack Handle Type:

Not known, either ratchet or wheel brace.

Year Dates Noted:

1959 to 1967.

Value:

 

 

 

Scissor Jacks

 

 
 

 

 

 

Shelley - Triumph TR4A

Description:

This scissor jack supplied by Shelley is for the Triumph TR4A. The winding hole is a circular plate with a hole. The saddle has 'ears' to maintain accurate location on the chassis member. The handle has a circular hook. The top photo is from the TR4A Driver's Handbook. Information courtesy of Dr. Richard Harvey. The second photo is from an unknown concours car in the USA. If the owner would like to contact me I will attribute the photo to him.

Some TR4A owners have recorded Tangye Shelley as the supplier of this jack. The TR4A production was 1965 to 1967, but Shelley was not bought out by Tangye until 1969. Clearly, then, this jack must be attributed solely to Shelley.

Applicable Vehicles:

Triumph TR4A

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in photo.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shelley Scissor - TR5

Description:

Scissor action series of jacks supplied by Shelley. Compared to the jack above for the TR4A this one has a flat jacking pad and the winding eye has 'wings'.

The TR5 and TR250 production was 1967 to 1968, but Shelley was not bought out by Tangye until 1969. Clearly, then, this jack must be attributed solely to Shelley. The later Dolomite would have been supplied by Tangye Shelley.

Applicable Vehicles:

Shelley supplied the Triumph TR5, TR250.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the 3rd to 5th photos, courtesy Michael Soubry.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

Average price paid in 2009 = 22.99 - 1 sale

Average price paid in 2010 = 53.31 - 4 sales

Average price paid in 2011 = 40.00 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2012 = 5.25 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2013 = 7.00 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2014 = 18.25 - 2 sales

Average price paid in 2015 = 26.87 - 4 sales

103.00 paid on UK Ebay 1 March 2016

46.00 paid on UK Ebay 27 March 2016

101.00 paid on UK Ebay 25 May 2016

17.99 paid on UK Ebay 20 June 2016

5.50 paid on UK Ebay 16 August 2016

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 21 August 2016

64.67 paid on USA Ebay 2 October 2016

35.00 paid on UK Ebay 23 October 2016

20.00 paid on UK Ebay 16 November 2016

14.99 paid on UK Ebay 7 April 2017

26.05 paid on UK Ebay 14 May 2017

14.50 paid on UK Ebay 12 November 2017

 

 

 

Tangye Shelley Triumph TR6

Description:

Scissor action series of jacks supplied by Tangye Shelley. Most noticeable difference to the Triumph jack above is the winding hole and circular jacking point.

Applicable Vehicles:

Triumph TR6

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in photos.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

13.09 paid on UK Ebay 15 April 2015

44.02 paid on UK Ebay 28 April 2016

46.00 paid on UK Ebay 28 March 2017

 

 

 

 

Shelley Triumph Dolomite

Description:

Only details as shown in the photos.

Applicable Vehicles:

Triumph Dolomite

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in photos.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

19.00 paid on UK Ebay 14 October 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Tangye Shelley Triumph 2000

Description:

This jack appears similar to the TR5 above except the jacking saddle has 2 pivot rivets. Early jacks would have been supplied by Shelley but after 1969 they would have been Tangye Shelley.

Applicable Vehicles:

Supplied with the Triumph 2000 Mk1 and 2.5 PI Mk1 (photos 6 & 7 courtesy of NewMoody). These photos are taken from the owner's handbooks. See also Miscellaneous Triumph 2000 for other jack type.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the photos

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

 

 

 

 

 

Shelley Hillman Imp

Description:

This jack appears identical the the one above except for the jacking point. 

Applicable Vehicles:

Supplied with the Hillman Imp, Chamois, Sunbeam Imp. Stiletto and commercial Imp van.

Jack Handle Type:

As shown in the photos.

Year Dates Noted:

 

Value:

11.50 on UK Ebay 14 March 2015

17.99 paid on UK Ebay 5 March 2017

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