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    old fashioned casement window hardware ?

    I grew up visiting my grandparents who rented a series of cabins on a particular lake in the Pocono mountains in PA. One of the camps had these really cool casement window hardware, instead of a hand crank there was a metal bar mounted to the window, hinged at one end, with a right angle bend on the opposite end that you'd put in whichever receiving hole on the window sill you wanted, there were 4 holes in a row near the hinge side one set in a bit which allowed you to pull the window closed.
    depending upon which hole you put the bent end into, you could have it open at several angles, or fully closed.


    pardon my crude skp sketch, but that's about as good as I could get to show the mechanism (with my crude skills). Does anyone know of:

    what they are called ?
    a source for said mechanism if available?

    for all I know they were fashioned in the machine shop at the camp (there is a staff with a shop to effect repairs on the individual cabins as needed), though I doubt it.
    the camp dated from roughly the 1930's if that helps any.
    -Ned

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    Ned,

    Here's something that might help: Casement Window Stay

    http://houseofantiquehardware.com/s....category.83/.f

    Greg

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    Do you have any really old, small towmn hardware stores around you? If so, they may have them tucked away in the back room. We had a old hardwarestore complete with qswo creeky floors that stuff that dated back to the turn of the century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al killian View Post
    We had a old hardwarestore complete with creeky floors that stuff that dated back to the turn of the century.
    Al,
    I think Ned is looking for stuff older than that...


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    Greg's link seems to be lower priced, but Crown City Hardware in Pasadena has lots of old restoration stuff.

    http://www.restoration.com/index.html

    and specifically this page.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

    workingwoods.com

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    Ned, you can take a look at Truth Hardware. And you can also do a google on 'casement hardware'.

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    thanks guys! I'll check those out.

    Haven't found the exact style that I recall, but those are getting 'warmer'.

    I'm just doing research about window options for my shop, which should break ground later this week. I Hope.
    -Ned

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    Ned, Here is a link to a place I found.http://www.vandykes.com/search.php?q=casement+hardware

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