BAR Switch Stand

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BAR Switch Stand

Postby Buckshot » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:35 am

My father recently passed away and, among many other things, has left to me a switch stand that he claims came from the BAR. It has a manufacturer's stamp from "Ramapo Ajax Corp, Hillburn, NT, E2229, RACOR". The photo on page 41 of the following link ... er%205.pdf is a pretty fair depiction of the switch. Does anyone know where I may find an illustration of this switch showing its internal parts and connections? I'm trying to determine whether I need to transport it on a trailer or whether it can be broken down into smaller, lighter, segments for transportation inside my Jeep.

Re: BAR Switch Stand

Postby neanderman » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:30 pm

Take a look at US Patent 1,783,283. See if that helps. I think the main structure is one large casting, though.


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