Bent wheel in 200 year old clock

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    estanek70
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    I am working on an american made grand father clock that was made in 1815. One of the wheels is not flat. I don’t know if these wheels are forged or cast but they are not pressed. Can these wheels be flattened or do they have to be replaced? I am afraid to try to flatten the wheel for fear of breaking it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    arutha
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    Can you post a pic of the wheel? I would be very suprised if it was cast but you never know. I have straightened bent wheels but then I have no idea how bent yours is so it would be safer for us to give you advice if we can see a pic :)
    Paul.

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    estanek70
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    I hope this picture helps.

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    david pierce
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    Estanek,
    First, determine if the wheel is ferrous by holding a magnet to it. If it is not, it will have been made from a softer metal and can be bent back into the correct shape at room temperature with less chance of breaking. The biggest danger will be if it is made out of cast iron. Then it would be very difficult to bend it in a cold state. Let me know and we can take it from there.
    david

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