I have an old letterpress Peerless machine produced by Cropper Charlton of Nottingham England with inside chase of 11x7” albeit with a broken fly wheel. Any ideas how there as to where I can sourse out this part.

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Hi, I recently encountered a similar problem, but also required several other parts as well as the flywheel for this particular model. Eventually, I ended up purchasing a complete machine which had various parts missing (luckily, not the parts I required). I eventually ended up with a fully operational machine by picking the best parts from both machines. Good luck, John.

Me again, John: I will double check on the size, but I think I have exactly this press gathering dust,needing some slight repair to the arms that support the ink disc. Are you sure that the flywheel cannot be repaired ? I know of a guy in Lancing,West Sussex , a steam engine engineer, who certainly could do it.
What diameter size is the flywheel from your machine ?

If you are in the UK talk to Harry Rochat, the workshop is North London. They are experienced in repairing old presses.

Gentlemen…. I know that 4 years have passed…. but hopefully it is never too late… never too late to say thank you for your comments above which I totally missed and never followed up as circumstances soon after took away my attention from this post.

Thank you again and all the best

Did you ever get the flywheel fixed, William? I’m a big fan of the Cropper Peerless and it’s sad to think it might be still waiting for a new lease of life after all this time…