Morgan Expansion Roller truck I.D. and O.D.

I volunteer at a restored village which has, among other presses, an unnamed 1860’s vintage 7 X 11 platen press. The press has 7/16” diameter roller cores. There are two sizes of rollers with it, 1 1/2 inch diameter and 1 7/16 inch diameter. My question is, is there a Morgan truck which is built for a 7/16 diameter roller core and a 1 1/2 or 1 7/16 diameter roller?

If there is a truck with a 7/16 O.D. core and a different O.D. roller, we could of course get different diameter rollers.

One other unusual thing about the roller cores is that they are turned down to 3/8” diameter where they go in the roller saddles (or hooks). So, if there was a Morgan truck built for a 3/8” core, we could use that one (although I doubt if there is one).

If someone selling or using Morgan Expansion Roller Trucks knows this information, or could measure their core diameter and roller diameter and let me know, I would greatly appreciate it.


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Check with NA Graphics. They sell METs and the replacement rubbers for them.