Model 1004ARS Heavy Duty Manual Switch Stand
The National switch stand is designed for service with high speed, heavy main line traffic, as well as yard use where impaired or close clearances require a low stand. It is ideal for use with spring switches, electric locks and is recommended as the best stand for installation with the National mechanical switchman in either standard or reversed position.
The toggle dead center mechanism makes the switch stand self-locking. No amount of force exerted on the connecting rod can raise the lever. Stops and locks are cast integral with the base.
Since switch stands wear more from vibration and shock than from actual use, all parts are designed for durability and log service life.
Dead center throw operation
Heavier rail sections, longer switch points and heavier accessories add considerably to the load which must be moved by a hand operated switch stand. The ingenious yoke and toggle arrangement of the National switch stand puts leverage into the operators hands when needed most.