Locating old casement window hardware

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Old 09-19-12, 06:52 PM
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Locating old casement window hardware

I have an old house with old, metal casement windows. Unfortunately, most of the operating handles are missing and I cannot find them anywhere online or elsewhere. They have "Fenestra" imprinted on them.

I have found a place which will sell me replacement hardware, but I don't need to spend $55 a piece for new hardware, when I just need a handle!

Any thoughts or tips?
 
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Try a generic butterfly handle from home depot.
Side note: Finestra means window in Italian.
 
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Old 09-20-12, 03:09 AM
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You can find it here: Strybuc Industries - Window and Door Replacement Hardware
They only sell to the trade but they can give you a dealer near you.
 
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Old 09-20-12, 05:48 AM
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Butterfly won't work. It's not a crank, it's more of a lever.

Which handle on that catalog page do you think it is? I'm having trouble deciphering the diagrams.

Thanks again!
 
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Old 09-21-12, 12:37 PM
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Which handle on that catalog page do you think it is? I'm having trouble deciphering the diagrams.
Part #32-239, in the lower left corner of the right-hand page, looks like the closest match to what you show in your picture.
 
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Old 09-22-12, 05:36 AM
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I have found a place which will sell me replacement hardware, but I don't need to spend $55 a piece for new hardware, when I just need a handle!
My understanding is that you have found a replacement handle for $55. That would be about the right price. If you can find someone who does casement window restorations, they usually have salvaged parts. Is any part of the handle broken? These handles are sometimes held in place with a rivet or you can replace it with a nut & bolt.
 
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It's not just a handle. It's a whole new opening mechanism. There's nothing wrong with the mechanisms I have, other than only having two operating handles for 15 windows!

I'm going to hit a few more salvage places soon.
 
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