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Transom Window Help?

Posted by marita40 (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 11, 08 at 13:39

I posted below about a "transcept" window but realized soon after that I meant "transom" window. Does anyone have one? The hardware was stripped off mine (it is over the bathroom door) and I'd like to restore it. I guess I'm looking for a latch that can be operated with a pole, and a chain that let's the window open only so far. All the signs of hardware are gone, so I don't know how best to place it. Does anyone have advice or photos?

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RE: Transom Window Help?

i have transoms over all my doors from the hallway. mine have no latch etc just position manually. you may have a different kind. mine are circa 1932

RE: Transom Window Help?

Crown City.
Follow link.
Pricey, but the best.

Here is a link that might be useful: Crown City Transom Hardware p. 1

RE: Transom Window Help?

Van Dyke's or Restoration hardware might have it, as well.

Both the house I grew up in and the house my Mom now lives in (1880s and 1903, respectively) have transom windows.

All of them have operators, a long push rod that attaches to the door casing. You push/pull on the rod to open/close the transom, no pole needed, and no chain needed.

From what I'm finding on the web, though, those units are expensive.

Here is a link that might be useful: This place has the transom pole hook and latches

RE: Transom Window Help?

I'd also check Wm. J Rigby. He has tons of old house hardware.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wm J Rigby transom hardware

RE: Transom Window Help?

I found a good operator at House of Antique Hardware in brass or antique.

Here is a link that might be useful: transom window hardware

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