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How does a Studio Stand lift up and down?

  1. Oct 17, 2009 #1

    I'm curious about how the wheels on studio stands are retracted:


    Under this cast iron base are caster wheels which can be raised or lowered to secure the unit or move it around. A simple press on the foot pedal allows this action to happen.

    How does this work?

    Better pictures here:

    https://www.image2output.com/user_resources/TextFiles/pdfs/FOBA_studio_camera_stands.pdf [Broken]
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  3. Oct 17, 2009 #2


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    Welcome to PF, Kepano.
    Since the mechanism isn't shown, and there is very little in the way of external detail, I would surmise that it's a simple ratchet jack. That could very well be wrong, but it's the best guess that I can come up based upon the photos.
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