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Object ID # 2000.013.001
Object Name Jack, Automotive
Title "Weed Chain Jack"
Lexicon category 7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact
Date 1915
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Weed chain jack, for manually lifting an automobile, self-dated 1915. This device is used for manually hoisting an automobile up a bit. The jack is placed under the axle of the vehicle. Then a person would have to manually pull the chain out to the side of the vehicle in order to lift the car up. The device is casted metal and has "1915" as well as a suggested price of "$6.00" on it.
Provenance Unknown. Post dates 1915 and was last owned by Gord Manarey of Durham, Grey County.
Collection Transportation, Automobiles & Equipment Collection
Material Metal
Dimensions H-31 W-14 L-12 cm
Found Durham, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
Subjects Automobile breakdowns
Automobile equipment & supplies