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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:25 pm    Post subject: Harvey Frost Reply with quote
Me again..... Laughing

Just received a pair of Harvey Frost Axle Stands. they are 5 Ton rated and are in pretty good condition. They still have the original makers sticky labels attached and just surface rust where the paint has chipped. They are super heavy duty and 'Made In England' in the good old days!

Harvey Frost 5 Ton Axle Stands by Adrian Tyler, on Flickr

tons by Adrian Tyler, on Flickr

frost label by Adrian Tyler, on Flickr

Tried to look online about the company but not much about. I know they made cranes for Land Rovers as recovery vehicles in the 1950's and '60's.

Does anyone know when they went out of business? Just trying to get an idea how old these might be.

Can't decide whether to get them blasted and a repaint or leave them as they are with their makers mark. They seem to be working ok, the Landy is propped up by them as we speak! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Morning Adie.
Leave them as they are with their patina.
I've got a Kismet Trolley Compressor (a large wheeled hand operated tyre pump) dating from the late 1930's or 1940's. Like your axle stands it is a superb piece of engineering with a large brass barrel and oil cups on the bearings and pivot points. I use it to pump the Land Rover tyres.A throwback to times when things were built to last instead of today's throwaway cheap Chinese rubbish.
Can't help with information on Harvey Frost but I reckon there will be something on line.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Adie,

I agree with Alan, leave them as they are! They wouldn't have the same character if they were painted. And they certainly aren't made like that these days. A look at Halfrauds ones recently showed me that.

Were they an ebay purchase? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks guys, left as they are then!

Yes Rich, ebay. I was watching them but missed the end, (although they were a bit more than I wanted to pay with the shipping on top). So as they had finished without any bids I emailed him and asked if he would do a Buy It Now for the same price but with shipping included. He said OK.

So less the shipping I paid 35 for them. Which considering the quality and as you say 'what you pay in Halfrauds' for the same price I thought that was pretty good
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Nice buy. Definitely leave as is.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Geoff2 wrote:
Nice buy. Definitely leave as is.

Ditto. I always pay up for good stuff. Those stands will still be working well in another 50 years.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Looks like decision made then Adie. Wink Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Definitely! Will save me a few quid too!! Smile
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