The Most Gorgeous Sash Locks EVER!

Today, while SCOURING the Cross House for errant hardware I came across these five circa-1880 sash locks. I removed them from a house two years ago which was going to be demolished. They were CAKED with paint but under all that? Oh. My. These locks are GORGEOUS!


The locks really…lock. To undo the lock, you need to push down on one end, and then turn the swivel part. Well, this is just wayyyyyyyyyyyy cool.


I would never install these in the 1894 Cross House as they are not period-correct. But I am glad to have saved them, and hope to find a good home for them. For, out there somewhere, somebody would kill for these.

I know the feeling




  1. Jonathan Wilkerson on December 10, 2017 at 2:23 am

    Those are simply AMAZING! If only I had a house for those. I love the little things.

  2. Mark on December 11, 2017 at 8:40 am

    those are great. I am slowly putting our 1984 Victorian back together – nothing like the work you’re having to do, but at least righting some of the wrongs of the past. Windows and lighting are my two focus areas and passions. When we bought the house all the original second story window storms were gone as well as a few lower ones. in their place triple-track aluminum on the outside when the windows were rectangular, installed on the inside! for the arched windows. To quote you – ‘the Horror!!” Well, all but 4 of them are now gone, in their place hand made wooden exterior storms built by an octogenarian sash maker that still reports to work making storms and traditional single glazed windows and storm sets.
    So, bottom line, I’m interested in your sash locks as they are period correct for our home. What would you want for them?

  3. Bethany Otto on December 11, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    In addition to all your other duties, you should start an old-house-restoration-swap-site where people can share and swap their not-period-correct stuff with others for the correct thing, making everyone happy. Oh, wait, I guess that’s called Ebay. Well, anyhow . . .

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