Jump to content

Wanted: Wheatstone Air Lever


Recommended Posts

Yes, I know they're about as common as hens' teeth, but is there anyone out there with a spare Wheatstone slide valve lever (like the one pictured) that they would be willing to sell? Or failing that, any other similar lever that could be adapted to the purpose?

This is the second Wheatstone to pass through my hands in the last fortnight where the lever has been missing. I think you'd have to try quite hard to break one, so I wonder where they go?

Anyway, if you think you can help, please drop me a PM, and earn my undying gratitude.

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sorry, I can't help, but if you break down and have some fabricated, please put me down for a pair. I can't help but think mine are living on borrowed time. In fact, I suspect the demand for them would surprise you.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Many thanks to all those who made generous offers and gave helpful advice, but I have now made one, with the aid of my trusty scrollsaw. I used brass sheet for the pivot post, and 1mm nickel silver sheet for the lever. The pivot is a piece of 3mm brass tube (I use it for lining damaged end-bolt holes),slightly flared at both ends, and filed flush. I wouldn't claim that it's indistinguishable from the original, but it does the job!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...