Small Wood Wheel Casters with a 1-1/4" wheel, are sought out by antique dealers for their reasonable price and easy installation. Furniture is quickly made mobile, making rearrangement of furniture trouble-free. Caster swivels by stem turning inside sleeve. Economically priced. These wood wheel casters are a shank type requiring a grip-neck sleeve for installation.
If Replacing lost, damaged or broken casters: all casters on a piece of furniture should be uniform in height, style and appearance to insure proper function.
1-5/8" Wood Wheel Caster
Priced and sold each
Grip neck caster sleeve included
Steel Assembly in a light brassy color
Wheel Material: Hard Maple Wheel,
Wood Finish: walnut
Wheel Diameter 1-1/4"
Raises Furniture: 1-1/2"
Shank-Stem :1-5/8" H, 1/4"
Sleeve: 3/4" Base, 1-1/4" High
Installing Grip Neck Stem Casters
Grip-neck stem casters use a steel sleeve to hold them in place. Sleeve inserts in furniture leg. Caster slides up into sleeve and snaps in place. This style of caster became popular with the industrial revolution around the mid 1800's.
Furniture leg has socket sleeve inserted in base of leg. Caster stem slips into socket sleeve and snaps in place. Caster is held in place by stem - socket sleeve connection.
Some vintage and antique furniture has a socket sleeve already in place. New casters may or may-not snap into old sleeves. Old sleeves can be removed and replaced with new sleeves.
New installation requires a 3/8" x 1 5/8" hole drilled in bottom of leg for socket sleeve.
Caster swivels by stem turning inside sleeve.
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