World’s Largest Jack

Located near the corner of South Franklin and West Spring Streets in Downtown Bloomfield, the 20 ft. tall, 2,980-pound jack is a cast iron replica invented and produced by the Bloomfield Manufacturing Company, founded in 1895 by Philip John Harrah.  The jack was a gift from their overseas supplier to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the invention of the Hi-Lift Jack.  Other of Mr. Harrah’s inventions includes the Anvil-Vise-Drill, the Kalamity Kar Kit, the Casket Display Cart, the Folding Tea Wagon, and the Seven-use Hammer-Hatchet-Wirecutter-Pliers Tool.