You know those high end “urban salvage” places that find industrial goods at auction, wire wheel them, price them astronomically, and then market them to interior designers? I found the above jack stands at one of those places. And I would have bought them, but the pair was priced at $650.
The thing is, I loathe jack stands. I don’t like using them, I don’t like storing them, I just don’t like them… and really, this is the only reason I have a lift. So, getting me to buy a pair of $650 jack stands is next to impossible – even if they just might be the coolest jack stands in the world.
Apparently, they were made sometime in the early 1900’s by Duff Mfg. in Pittsburg, Pa.