THE HUNT for Yale & Towne Austerlitz Pulls

This week I was confronted with a tragic reality. I am missing twenty-three Yale & Towne Austerlitz sash pulls. Oh, the horror. The horror.


The pulls are 5-1/8-inches wide. And fabulously detailed. Fabulously!


Bob, the previous owner, thinks he might have a box-of pulls. But he might not. And, for two years now, I have been after Bob to retrieve the missing 1894 screen doors. So, I am disinclined about spending too much time in this direction.

My options thus are to try and find Austerlitz pulls on eBay or elsewhere, or to have a company cast new pulls.

I did this post to create…a treasure hunt frenzy. THESE are the pulls. THIS is their size. So, who knows? Maybe next week you will be at a yard sale and spot…something incredible.




  1. Sandra Lee on December 10, 2017 at 12:53 am

    The details are fabulous!

  2. B. Davis on December 10, 2017 at 1:26 am

    I do recall a couple of buckets of pulls in your basement storage room but I think they’re round? It’s on the video I took.

  3. Cory on December 10, 2017 at 6:47 am

    The pulls are 5 1/8 wide but what’s the length?

  4. Suella Howard on December 10, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    This isn’t a window pull, but isn’t this your doorknob and doorplate? Just in case you are needing one.

  5. Marjie on December 11, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    I posted your treasure hunt in a Facebook group I’m part of and a gentleman told me to try ‘The Old Hardware Store’ in Halstead Kansas. I googled it and it looks like the business is up for sale but their website is still active. Not sure they will have anything that you need, but I guess it’s worth a shot.

    • Ross on December 11, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      Hi, Marjie!

      I am familiar with The Old Hardware Store, and have been there many times.. Alas, they do not have my hardware.

  6. Jenine on January 18, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    I don’t know if this would be of help to you, but I came up with this ebook during a search.

    • Ross on January 18, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      Cool! Thanks, Jenine!

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