After spending a frustrating 3 days searching, the 'net and finding
zip; I pose the question here:
Where can I get the 2 inch diameter gear wheel for a Boston Electric
I think it's model 1600, or 1900, it's the horizontal sharpener.
Over the past few years, the teeth have been breaking off this wheel.
I've been gluing them back on, at one to four at a time, using
superglue. All works well. Recently the wheel finally failed
completely. One half of the wheel is bald and worse the wheel broke in
half and fell off the shaft.
I did find out that some manufacturing company (HFG MFG?) makes the
Boston Electric Pencil Sharpener. I did find out that that company has
plants all over the US. Don't know which one is the one responsible
for the sharpener.
I searched using google and could not find any source. I refuse to go
to eBay. I did find a site that touted how difficult it was to find
parts, but didn't give any help?! Why did they bother?
The question is slightly off-topic, but I thought some mechanical
person would know the source for these kinds of parts. So it's kind of
on-topic, ... a little.
- Robert -
16 years ago