Plate-type furniture casters offer stable support and mobility to furniture. Circular mounting-plate with substantial stem provides a durable connection between furniture leg and caster. Plate is secured to bottom of leg with wood screws, stem keeps caster from wobbling.
These reproduction casters are designed and produced to support and move furniture. They are strong and dependable. When replacing or adding casters: proper fitting and mobility are the key considerations.
Our casters are quality reproductions. They are strong, well made and designed specifically for furniture. Under normal conditions they are very serviceable. As with all antique casters they are made for occasional rolling. Industry testing has not been done on most reproduction casters as a result load bearing capacity is not available.
Caster's overall strength is affected by size of complete caster, material caster is made of, wheel size including diameter and width and correct installation.
Mobility has an effect on load capacities. Casters are made for occasional rolling. When stationary less stress is place on caster then when moving. The larger the wheel the easier the caster rolls.
Generally speaking larger casters support more weight and roll easier.
Equation for estimating load capacity add furniture weight + furniture load divided by the number of casters needed equals the weight individual casters must support.
If load capacity is provided it is prudent to use heavier load capacity then needed.