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    • #24588
      kcoonen
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      I know I can (and have in the past) purchase a 24″ aluminum replacement wheel from Lowerbells.
      The 24″ looks OK on our 28″ CS BELL, but seems out of proportion for the 30.
      I hope to find an original 30″ for a No. 30 bell by CS BELL.
      Needle in a hay stack, but gotta at least ask…
      dukecreekstudios@gmail dot com

      Thanks

    • #24601
      Neil Goeppinger
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      I would try churchspecialtiesllc.com for parts. Other than that, try ebay (a long shot). I don’t believe prindelstation.com has parts except for dinner bells. You could look on their web site. — Neil

    • #24605
      kcoonen
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      Thanks Neil, for taking the time to reply, but I have explored the retail outlet possibilities without success.
      Prindle only carries belfry stands for larger bells, and I can build ten wheels for what Specialties charges.
      I regularly check ebay also for that needle in the proverbial haystack. I guess I was hoping a private collector might have something available, or knowledge of a wheel available somewhere. I have bells and some parts for trade, should the opportunity arise.
      Thanks again Neil.
      KC

    • #24634
      nightflier51
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      Have you ever thought of making a wooden pattern and casting a wheel yourself. I can cast wheels but I have not ironed out how they make the pattern for the pulley groove.

    • #24635
      kcoonen
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      Ummmm, no, the founding process with a furnace of sufficient BTUs and crucible to handle a single steel melt/pour into a 28″ diameter pulley form is WAY above my pay grade… collecting, cleaning, repairing, restoring, cutting, welding, I can do… casting is another beast I am not prepared to learn, and then fund!
      I can build an old English style wood wheel if it comes to it, but I’d like a real cast wheel if possible.

    • #24997
      nightflier51
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      Try junk shops and architect antique retailers. You may find a wheel of iron there.

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