The Cross House

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.



9 Responses to THE HUNT for Yale & Towne Austerlitz Pulls

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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