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Object ID # 1992.027.004
Object Name Jack
Lexicon category 7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact
Date 1930s?
Artist Weaver Manufacturing Co., Springfield, Illinois
Made Weaver Mfg. Co.
Place of Origin Springfield, Illinois, United States of America
Description This is a cantilever WEAVER floor jack for lifting automobiles in a garage. Cantilever = a projecting beam or member supported at only one end (e.g. cantilever bridges). It is a manually-operated floor jack. There are two iron wheels. The jack has a dark green finish, with red showing underneath.
Provenance Manufactured by the Weaver Mfg. Co. of Springfield, Illinois.

Owned by and used at the Dornoch, Grey County garage owned by J. Leonard Walsh. J. Leonard Walsh operated his garage at Dornoch, Ontario in the 1930s and 1940s. He was an Imperial Oil representative, starting in the 1920s.

Passed to his nephew, Patrick Sweeney, who used to assist his uncle in the garage.
Collection Transportation, Automobiles & Equipment Collection
Material Metal
Dimensions W-27.5 L-177 cm
Found Dornoch, Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
People Sweeney, Patrick
Walsh, J. Leonard