Older casement windows--insect screen attachment?

genespleenMarch 26, 2013

Hi All,

I'm in the process of mildly restoring the casement windows in the sunroom of our 1927 house. The windows are in fine mechanical shape, though I'll be doing a lot of reglazing this summer.

With the approach of spring, I'd like to get screens up. The problem is that we do not have any of the original screens or frames. I can build new ones easily enough, and have done one already. But can anyone look at the photo and tell me what sort of hardware I should be seeking to actually clip the frames into the window surround? There is a hole on either side of the window jamb, about midway up the window. The hole is just inside the edge of the frame where the screen fits.

best wishes,
David

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windowsonwashington

Spring pins will probably be the easiest way to attach the screens.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 8:42AM
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genespleen

I had understood that spring pins pass *through* the screen frame (a hole is drilled through the screen frame, etc.). In this case, that will not work, since the pin hole is aft of the frame. Is there a version of the spring pin which attaches to the surface of the frame instead?

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 10:02AM
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genespleen

Problem solved: looking in all the nooks and crannies of the house, I discovered three original screens from the 1930s and learned how they worked.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 4:27PM
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windowsonwashington

Good find.

Amazing what we can find at the end of the day.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 8:24PM
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