[Bell Historians] Half and three-quarters wheels

Carl S Zimmerman csz_stl@swbell.net [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Tue Jan 29 20:43:29 GMT 2019

Half wheels in America are also very rare, and I have not seen any that were made of wood. The few that I have seen were cast iron, and were mounted as the top half of a circle, not the rope-side half as in the Lukis illustration.  I have also seen one "full" wheel made by bolting two cast iron half wheels to the flange on a cast-iron yoke.  Unfortunately I have no photos of any of these readily available.

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    On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 1:17:03 PM CST, 'Chris Pickford' c.j.pickford.t21 at btinternet.com [bellhistorians] <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com> wrote:  

There are some later replicas, but very few old ones remain – hence no photographs.


The best illustration I know of is in Lukis – a “half” wheel formerly at Dunchideok, Devon


Chris Pickford

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