Help with 1950-60s Metal Shutters

Old 11-15-10, 07:32 PM
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Help with 1950-60s Metal Shutters

Anyone know anything about these metal window shutters? They are on my house which was built in 1948 (I bought in 1980). I've seen these exact shutters on other houses in this region. The white ornaments (carriage, arrows) are made of plastic and are deteriorating and breaking (50 years of UV will do that). Wondering if there is any chance that the manufacturer might still be in business, or if someone is replicating the plastic parts?

I like the shutters and would like to restore them. They seem to fit the appearance of the house.

Old 11-16-10, 03:43 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Wow, they sure are in good shape for the era. The plastic ornaments were added probably in the 70's, as they were not available in the late 40's. You're right, UV takes its toll. If you really wanted to do it up right, you should look for a metal shop with a plasma cutter. Take one of your designs to the shop and have him replicate it. You could paint it and affix it with short stainless sheet metal screws. I'm not saying it is the cheapest way out, but if you wanted a lasting design, that's the way to go.

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