Information currently available suggests the screw-type jack originally supplied with the Universal Jeep was unpainted. The base was 6-1/8 x 4-1/8 inches, minimum height 6-1/2 inches.
Lawrence Wade's original jack from 1955 is seen here in a photo by Rus Curtis.
Common practice is to paint the jack to combat rust, a frequent enemy in Jeep toolboxes. Black is probably the most popular color. Jack Ahlberg's tool kit includes a tire iron, which isn't listed in the Willys Parts List as original equipment.
Thanks to Rus Curtis and Jack Ahlberg. More comments and details welcome. -- Derek Redmond
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