Hook and Eye Casement Window Stay

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pharding
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Hook and Eye Casement Window Stay

Post by pharding »

Does anyone have a source for Hook and Eye Casement Window Stays? We have checked our salvage sources without much luck. I was told that they are still available new but hard to find. What we need is steel as opposed to brass. This is for the Davenport House. Thanks.
Paul Harding FAIA Restoration Architect for FLW's 1901 E. Arthur Davenport House, 1941 Lloyd Lewis House, 1952 Glore House | www.harding.com | LinkedIn

jlesshafft
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Post by jlesshafft »

Can you post a picture or e-mail me a picture of what you're looking for? There's a pretty good architectural salvage company here in Louisville, and a LARGE old-fashioned hardware store in Indy I can check for you.

LikaComet
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Post by LikaComet »

Hi there Mr. Harding...

How is the Davenport/Harding house project doing these days? Haven't heard much lately.

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LikaComet wrote:Hi there Mr. Harding...

How is the Davenport/Harding house project doing these days? Haven't heard much lately.
Thank you for your interest. This phase is drawing to a close and we have the occupancy permit. The exterior is substantially complete except for a few missing pieces of trim. The sod is in and the house looks great. The Village of River Forest and the neighbors are actually rather haapy with the results. On the interior we have started staining the wood trim. Historic interior painting will start in Mid-October. The kitchen cabinets and other built-ins will be installed the first week in November. Then we get to move in and enjoy the house. :mrgreen:

We have started on drawings for rebuilding the 1921 garage in the summer 08 and doing the rear yard. We will also build 88 screens and interior storm windows next summer in addition to restoring 6 more art glass windows. Shortly we will send out drawings and photographs to get pricing on FLW wall sconces. I am looking for sponsors. How does the Davenport Gates House sound? :D

I have refrained from posting in full detail with photographs because we will be speaking at the FLWBC Annual Conference in October. I want to roll out our best, most innovative research and work there to make it interesting for the attendees.
Paul Harding FAIA Restoration Architect for FLW's 1901 E. Arthur Davenport House, 1941 Lloyd Lewis House, 1952 Glore House | www.harding.com | LinkedIn

outside in
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Post by outside in »

Paul,

You can buy the window hardware at the Oak Park Hardware store.

pharding
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Post by pharding »

sjnorris and outside in

Thank you for your input. Both places are old fashioned hardware stores that are unmatched in most respects by the big box retailers of the world. I am getting window spring bolts from Killian's Hardware for 5 windows. This morning I am off to the Oak Park local hardware store to get the hook and eye casement stays.

I also found a manufacturer in Sterling, Illinois that still makes them under the name of "gate hooks". They make them for agricultural purposes.
Paul Harding FAIA Restoration Architect for FLW's 1901 E. Arthur Davenport House, 1941 Lloyd Lewis House, 1952 Glore House | www.harding.com | LinkedIn

D. Shawn Beckwith
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Window hardware

Post by D. Shawn Beckwith »

We needed steel ones for the Westcott House and was able to match up real well ones made by Blaine hardware. They generally make items for aluminum windows but still had this casting pattern, Same shape when closed but "T" beveled more than our origionals but a reasonable substitute inlieu of custom casting.
Trust this helps.

D. Shawn Beckwith
Project Manager of the Burton J. Westcott House
The Durable Restoration Company
www.durablerestoration.com

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