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Red Devil dolly jack
Smithsonian Institution, Negative #: 78-17856

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Americans Adopt the Auto:
Americans Adopt the Auto — Fixing Cars

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Red Devil dolly jack
Red Devil dolly jack

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Dolly Jack
Catalog #: 1979.0687.01, Accession #: 1979.0687
Currently on display
From the Smithsonian Collection
This "Red Devil" dolly jack was made by Midwest Manufacturing Company, of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was intended for auto movement in crowded garages and showrooms, and for wheel, axle, and brake work.
Physical Description
65" L x 15 1/2" W x 53" H: Equipped with ratchet and pawl on both ends, operates by downward movement of the handle. Patented.
Details
Date Made:
1917
Locations:
Minnesota
Credit:
Gift of Don H. Berkebile
History

Early cars required frequent maintenance and repairs. Many machinists, blacksmiths, bicycle mechanics, and others started auto repair shops. New-car dealers and gasoline stations also offered repairs, and most cities had garages that stored, cleaned, fueled, and serviced automobiles.

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Manufacturer
Midwest Manufacturing Company

Donor
Don H. Berkebile
Donor worked for the National Museum of American History. He donated this artifact in June 1979.


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