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Here I am again looking for information from those who know far more than I do... At our local art center we have an old kick wheel that has birthed many pots. (Hopefully some of you recognize the brand from the picture.) This wheel is as solid as a rock and the only thing that we want to improve on is the wheel head. We have no idea what company made this so we can't look to them for answers to our questions. Someone just gave us a wheel head they no longer use and we'd like to switch the wheel heads but this wheel is built like a brick .... house. Very hard to move, still very sturdy but it seems impossible to get at the underside of the wheel head. The head is molded cast iron. Can't get to what we assume might be hex screws holding the shaft to the cast iron wheel head. (might we be wrong and the shaft and wheel head are welded together?) On the underside of the head there is a molded collar that has only a 1/8" space between the upper collar and the other collar extending up from the center of the splash pan. Any ideas as to its parentage would be appreciated and all advice in dismantling this wheel will be appreciated. We'd like to bring it into this forward a few more years.century. Thanks! Diz