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Howard Industries sliding window roller

A quick learner from East Stroudsburg, PA says:
Attn: Paul @ SWISCO: Is this product(#87-090) a Howard Industries sliding window roller? We were told to view product #87-072 as it was a Howard Industries product; however, the plastic housing of #87-090 looks more like the one we are trying to find. Is it possible to send different views of the #87-090? Can you tell me if the concaveness of the #87-090 is deeper & wider than the #87-072? Can a catalog cut of Howard Industry sliding window rollers be faxed to us?
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Paul Sr. from SWISCO responded:
The same wheel is used in both 87-072 and 87-090, making the housing the only difference between the two window rollers. Attached to this post is three alternate views of the 87-090 window roller. I do not have any indication that this roller was used by Howard Industries, but it is possible. I do not have a catalog page of Howard Industry window rollers to fax you.
Top view of the 87-090 window roller.
View of the 87-090 window roller with the wheel lowered.
View of the 87-090 window roller with the wheel raised.
A quick learner from East Stroudsburg, PA says:
Paul, thank you for responding. The housing on #87-090 is what we are looking for. Our original roller wheel measures 4/16" inside; 9/32" outside. Another supplier sent a new replacement wheel measuring 3/16" inside; 4/16" outside. Also, the old roller wheel is 1/16" concave cavity & the new is 1/32" . The original diameter is 10/16" & the new wheel is 19/32". The window does not slide properly along the track with the new roller wheel. The old wheel had ball bearings and the new wheel has a straight shaft. Will wheel #87-089 fit our needs? Is Howard Industries still in business? Appreciate all of your assistance.
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Paul Sr. from SWISCO responded:
Take a look at the two pictures provided in this post. I took some closer dimensions of just the wheel of the 87-090. The wheel is SWISCO part 87-089 and has a 5/8" outer diameter, 1/4" inner diameter, and a 5/16" thickness. I do not believe Howard Industries is still in business. There is no minimum order online at SWISCO.com, so you can just order one 87-089 to try out on your window.
Profile view showing the diameter of the 87-090 replacement wheel.
Profile view showing the thickness of the 87-090 replacement wheel.
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