Who makes this Attic Stair set?

Old 04-20-02, 05:03 PM
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Who makes this Attic Stair set?

Hey folks:

I have a set of Attic Stairs which needs a wooden step. I know I could make one, but if I can buy a fitted replacement, it would be better .

Here's the thing. I cannot make out the full name of the company that is stamped into the case.

It looks like Solvex, or something that ends in "EX". It looks like it says "Precision Made Attic Folding stairs".

I can shoot a digital image of it if you want. I hope someone recognizes who it is.

My friend's parents needed parts, and I was able to find theirs quite easily....Memphis Folding Stair Company. My uncle's was easy too, Werner Ladder owns them!

Any ideas?

Old 04-27-02, 02:52 PM
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Locating attic stair manufacturer

Wouldn't it be just your luck to find everyone else's manufacturer for attic stair parts except your own. Without an accurate name locating the manufacturer will be next to impossible even if they are still in business.
Old 04-28-02, 04:39 AM
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This is very true!

The patent is quite clear on the board, that I can read. But the ink stamp of the company name is what is getting me! I can't make it out.

I'll try to read it a little better and see if I can supply more information.

I'm sure someone owns this name now!

Old 04-28-02, 03:40 PM
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Memphis Stairs said that I probably have a Simplex Stair Set in my house.

They said they are out of business and they do not service other company's parts (logical).

Anyone know anything about Simplex? I emailed a couple of places to see if I could find out who may own them now.
Old 04-30-02, 10:21 AM
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Yes, it is a Precision Stair set. Actually, their competitor, Werner, gave me that information. Lol.

Simplex was a brand name that they had. However, they have not made these types of stairs for many years. The fellow I spoke to on the phone said there were no parts to be had.

In such case, I will fabricate a step or use one from another set. It should work fine.

Thanks and if anyone has any ideas, I'm open to hearing them.
Old 06-10-02, 09:57 AM
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Problem solved.

My uncle who is a whiz with wood simply made up a new stair for it. I gave him a good one as a model and a week later he turned out an exact replica.

I put it all back together with the new stair and if I didn't point it out to you, you wouldn't know the difference! .

Thanks for all replies.

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