Well...here we are again, ATS. Again I find myself in need of some online assistance and again I become overwhelmed by the massive amount of results
that comes from searching the web.
I suppose this requires a little bit of back story.
A few weeks ago I was walking along some property of mine, a place I have walked for much of my life, and my girlfriend stumbled across this....
Not being sure exactly what it was or why it would be atop a mountain I went and done some web searching and found out that it is a Templeton Kenly &
Co Simplex Mine Roof Support. It was made in Chicago and since Simplex (formerly Templeton Kenly & Co) products are now made in China I am going to
assume that this thing is old.
It's a lever jack. The patent # is A9225 and it has the "F series" head attached at the top.
....so now I'm even more stumped about why it would have been on TOP of a mountain, but that is besides my point.
Being that I am struggling a little (understatement) financially at the moment, I decided to see what one was worth.
New (also now made in China, btw) they run around $950.00 USD.
This one is in full working order, as far as I can tell. I took the rod out and sprayed the entire thing down with PBblaster and wiped it down with a
rag. There is no rust in the jack because the base and the jack are aluminum alloy. It is in really good condition and for the most part the only
wear is your normal rust patina (superficial rust that hasn't done any harm) and the paint has wore off most of it, besides what you can see in the
information where I intially found a new one to compare to.
So...why am I here at ATS you might wonder? Why here, of all places.
...Well, that is my question (one of them)
I am wondering if anyone might have any suggestions on where I try to find out what this is worth?
I'm wondering if anyone has any other information on it, or suggestions about how I could go about selling it.
I am fairly certain that it is worth a few hundred dollars, at the least. In working order, I cannot imagine letting it go for less.
Any and all information that may aide me on this quest will be greatly appreciated.
Here's to hoping there are a few vintage tool types out there in ATS land.
Have a good day, everyone.
edit on 2-11-2014 by Jakal26 because: Fixing the title in hopes of more response from the ones I hope see this