Another Donaghy highlight, this time Brandy's mom's dad Leonard S Donaghy. I frankly think this is even cooler that the pictures. The article is in the Summer 2005 Rumble Seat (pdf) the newsletter of the Antique Auto Museum in Hershey, PA.
Jacks, Jacks and More Jacks
(Dottie Shultz, AACA)
The AACA Museum was still just a dream in 1992, when Leonard S. Donaghy of Pennsylvania donated his collection of over 200 pre-WWII jacks to the future Museum. The collection was brought back to the AACA Headquarters and stored for the next seven years in a small room in the basement. During the past year the collection was moved to the AACA Museum's archival storage room.As soon as we're done selling the house, I want to donate some for the display of jacks!
Starting in 2001, Robert Krouch of Mechanicsburg, PA sorted, photographed and identified the collection as his Senior High School Project (as a requirement for graduation he needed to spend a minimum of 100 hours on a project over a 3 year period). In addition to identifying the jacks, he created a website to share the collection with the world. The site is:
This is probably one of the most extensive collection of pre-WWII automotive jacks in any museum and will be a wonderful addition to the AACA Museum displays. A location and design for the display cases has been selected. The weight of the collection requires special cases to be constructed of steel and glass. At the present time there aren't sufficient funds in the budget to move this project forward. If you'd like to see this display come to life more quickly you can consider earmarking a portion of your 2005 Museum donation to the "Jack Display Fund." Thank you for your continued support!
Even better, figure out what to do with the other 200+ jacks still in my mom's garage...see, there were duplicates.
I'll take em!!!