Auto Specialties Manufacturing Co, St Joseph,MI Made a few other things.
1918: Patent for a hinge 1259144 (Vehicle bow top holder)
1921: Did publitity stunt endurance race with a Ford touring car with Drednaut Shocks
They are listed in 1922: as manufacturers of automobile jacks, shock absorbers, malleable castings, etc., ;Same article also mentions branch plant at Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Then years of almost nothing....
1945: AUSCO trademarked in canada, Class: Jacks
1945:Army Ord:Ausco Hydraulic Floor and Curb Jacks, forerunners of which served with such distinction in World War II...."
(so they were making jacks during the war...)
1952: "Ausco tractor brakes for farmers" (Ausco Lambert)
1954: Farm Bus. News:"AUSCO rotary SHREDDER and CUTTER FOR BETTER SEED-BED PREPARATION ":
(They got a little side tracked?):
By the 60's they are selling transmission lifts...(Service jacks, hand jacks, transmission handlers, cranes, garage stands)
They are also being somewhat schitzophrenic and using "Ausco Specialties Mfg. Co"
Also listed (70's) under "original equipment jacks for cars and trucks,"
1964:" Ausco Saf-Lift bumper jack"
1970 SAE journal: "Solve your braking and steering problems with Ausco designs and combinations"
(so perhaps they are making parts by 70's)
80's: Ausco clutch&brake Division...