casement windows: convert pushout stay operation to winder/crank

kaw1October 4, 2008

is it possible to convert my 1920's timber casement windows from their current pushout stay operation to a winder mechanism? The stay is attached to the middle of the vertical edge of the window and i think a winder would need to go on the base of the window.

I really want to be able to lock the windows open and to install a fixed timber flyscreen to the windows and can't with the stay operation as a) they dont lock and b) the stay juts inside the room when the window is open.

installing a winder/crank is the only solution i can think of but i am not sure if this is feasible. any suggestions on how to do this or alternatives would be great.

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I have a 1920 Bungalow with two casement windows.....They were "site built" using an off-the-shelf steel crank-operator.....

Here's a very similar BRASS operator.....the removable square-shaft handle passes thru a hole in your Interior-fixed-screen-wooden-frame to reach the operator......

Here is a link that might be useful: SWISSCO

    Bookmark   October 4, 2008 at 8:18AM
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thanks, this looks like it could work. are you happy with yours?

    Bookmark   October 4, 2008 at 9:18PM
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Oh.......I re-found my LINK to the Exact copy of the original 1920's operator....(alot more $$ than the Stamped-brass one above)

Very substantial.....easy to operate (and install)

Here is a link that might be useful: Blaine Casement operator

    Bookmark   October 5, 2008 at 5:17PM
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Here are a couple photos....Be kind.....remember these are 80+ years old.....

    Bookmark   October 6, 2008 at 12:07AM
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