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Technical Can you help me ID these vintage Jack Stands

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Zack Methvin, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. Zack Methvin
    Joined: Jan 1, 2010
    Posts: 297

    Zack Methvin

    Picked these up yesterday. Can anyone help me ID them?

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  2. They look cool

    being stamped steel are you sure there automotive and not trailer jacks ?
  3. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 12,232

    from Quincy, IL

    The tall one is Marvin (aka ‘Stretch’), the other three are his triplet siblings, Ned, Ted and Fred.......:D
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  4. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,428

    from ohio

    They may look neat but I am not sure how much I would trust them to hold up a car with me under it!
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  5. Mark Grabo
    Joined: Jan 26, 2018
    Posts: 79

    Mark Grabo
    from Upstate NY

    I have a set of these I picked up years ago . like Buckeye said I don't trust them to hold up the car I use then to support stuff (like cross members and axles)
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  6. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
    Posts: 2,916

    rusty valley

    in the early days of the automobile many folks did not drive in winter, and instead put the car "up on blocks" to save the tires. a set of 4 like this is probably what they were for
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  7. stuart in mn
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 2,045

    stuart in mn

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  8. kabinenroller
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
    Posts: 737


    They are Walker units. Made right here in Racine, Wisconsin.
    Walker was sold to Teneco years ago and since has relocated the HQ to Texas I believe. They made some indestructible jacks, bay lifts, jack stands, etc, they also made mufflers.
  9. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,913

    anthony myrick

    Gotta be safer than the HF ones :)
  10. I have a pair of those that were my dad's. I still use them depending on the job but I never liked the small base. To easy to tip over if set to high.
  11. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 10,255

    jimmy six

    They are definatly Walkers. I have 4 also, 2 of them were also my dads. He worhed for Western Auto in the 30-40's and may have come from there. I bought 2 more 15 years ago. They were a medium blue metallic when new. Mine do not have the plates and I would sure like to get a few sets of the decals.
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  12. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 8,128


    I have four and use them all the time in the garage on concrete.
  13. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 3,224

    Dick Stevens

    I bought a pair like that with the bottom plates from a auto dealer closure auction. They are not flimsy, they are well built and I trust them and have used them a lot!
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  14. bigdog
    Joined: Oct 30, 2002
    Posts: 691


    Got a set of four just like that I've had for probably 40 years. Got them used, not sure of the brand. Mine are green.
  15. choppedtudor
    Joined: Nov 28, 2009
    Posts: 686


    yep, got a pair of them myself...use them all the time.

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