Jack Handles

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Jack Handles

Post by Fred » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:21 pm

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This is the jack handle I remember best from my service and which I have tried to describe to people at various times. Is everyone certain that they were never issued in this pattern for Land Rovers? I had a Ferret at one time, but I am sure I was more familiar with this handle than I would have been from a single vehicle during a single posting.

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Re: Jack Handles

Post by andrewjsimpson1977 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:45 pm

Can't help with the originality of the pieces - but they do look like they have been at the bottom of a canal for several years.

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Re: Jack Handles

Post by fv1620 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:53 pm

Those bits are for the 4-Ton screw jack which would have been part of the Ferret CES, I carry one around in the Shorland & one in the Pig.

Reassuringly broad base & you know it isn't going to topple over or mysteriously unscrew itself.
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Post by fv1620 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:28 pm

Just after a tarting-up.
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Re: Jack Handles

Post by Fred » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:59 pm

Would they have been in the CES for a Bedford, then? Perhaps that's where I remember them from .

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Re: Jack Handles

Post by fv1620 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:26 pm

Fred just looked at a few Bedford CES & they list a 4-Ton, screw jack.

Can't check the NSN as the data is not on my laptop, but I can't think of any other comparable jack.
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Re: Jack Handles

Post by Fred » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:28 pm

fv1620 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:26 pm
Fred just looked at a few Bedford CES & they list a 4-Ton, screw jack.

Can't check the NSN as the data is not on my laptop, but I can't think of any other comparable jack.
Thanks, Clive,

I think that must be it - I spent many an idle hour checking G1098 stores and so would have come across lots of them all lined up on shelves (or missing!) if they were for Bedfords or similar.

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Re: Jack Handles

Post by 88lr » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:55 pm

4-Ton screw jacks were listed in the CES for LR 109 in the early 70's

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Re: Jack Handles

Post by Fred » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:48 pm

88lr wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:55 pm
4-Ton screw jacks were listed in the CES for LR 109 in the early 70's
Thanks Mark, that's interesting. So, it could be my memory is correct after all - a surprise in itself! If the 4-ton jack was held for the 3/4 ton, then it is quite possible that, on occasions, one found itself in the back of my 1/2 ton. They'd all be held together on shelves in the G10 store and, if a vehicle was booked out for a detail - a short trip on the public road or an exercise - then the driver would simply collect a set of the basics (jack, hazard warning triangle, first aid kit - that sort of thing) from the store and he'd get what he was given and the storeman would give him whatever was to hand. Of course, this might sometimes cause difficulty - I recall driving a 110 over the mountains in the Balkans when the weather deteriorated. I went to fit chains which were stowed behind the seats - to find that they were for a 4 tonner not a Land Rover! I didn't draw them from the store, I hasten to add! Trouble is, at the time, I never thought I'd ever be interested in this kind of detail again.

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