Sash Lifts

A window, or sash, lift is a handle or grip installed on or routed into the bottom rail of the lower sash of a double hung or single hung window. It is less stressful (for both the window and homeowner!) to open a window by this method than by pushing up on the top rail of the lower sash. In addition to their intended uses, the larger recessed lifts can be used as door pulls for sliding doors. I've also seen bin pulls used as window lifts and I've even seen the curved grips turned upside down and used as little hooks. Antique hardware always leaves room for creativity!





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WSL1136 Pair Hard to Find Vintage Upper Sash Pulls- NOS

Pair Hard to Find Vintage Upper Sash Pulls- NOS

These antique upper window pulls are almost impossible to locate and I know of no one that makes them anymore. Unlike the sash “lifts” that are recessed into the lower sash to raise them, these go in the upper sash at the top (on the very high windows in historic homes) so that it can be lowered... click picture for more info
WSL1135 Antique Craftsman Tiger Stripe Window Lifts - NOS - Many!

Antique Craftsman Tiger Stripe Window Lifts - NOS - Many!

From the early 1900’s these steel sash lifts have never been used and still have their original mounting screws! The unusual shape and black/copper japanned finish makes them utterly charming! They can be used with either one or two per window. The box and wrapping papers were so old they just fell... click picture for more info
WSL1131 Sash Lift with Bronze – Windsor Design by Reading

Sash Lift with Bronze – Windsor Design by Reading

This lift still has a mellow bronze wash (thin plating) still remaining on the high portions of the design. The background is darker than it appears in the photo. Manufactured around the turn of the century by Reading Hardware Co. it features their popular Windsor design with picketing, bulls-eye... click picture for more info
WSL1126 Turn of the Century Steel Window Sash Finger Lift

Turn of the Century Steel Window Sash Finger Lift

Not all homes during the Victorian era had fancy hardware and these were the simple type. The original copper flashing can still be seen on the sides. A few scratches but still in great condition. These sash lifts can be used with one or two per window and even one can lift a 2’x3’ sash without... click picture for more info
WSL1125 Set of 5 Late 1800’s Steel Window Sash Finger Lifts

Set of 5 Late 1800’s Steel Window Sash Finger Lifts

Not all homes during the Victorian era had fancy hardware and these were the simple type. They originally had copper flashing but that has largely worn away over the years. These have various levels of patina and are in great condition. They can be used with one or two per window and even one can... click picture for more info
WSL1124 Pair Small Farm House Window Sash Finger Lifts

Pair Small Farm House Window Sash Finger Lifts

These are so cute with their farm house simplicity! Perfect for that small window where you don’t want the hardware to overpower the frame. They are made of thick wrought steel with the worn black original enamel. The above price is for both sash lifts – one pair. Base measures 7/8” x 1-3/8”... click picture for more info
WSL1109 Fancy Late 1800’s Cast Iron Window Sash Lifts

Fancy Late 1800’s Cast Iron Window Sash Lifts

At first glance these finger lifts appear rather plain with just central banding and bull’s eyes but if you look closely you’ll see tiny flowers in the background on either side. Be sure to enlarge the photos to see it! These match sash locks WL1124 for coordinated hardware. These lifts are in... click picture for more info
WSL1104 Single Antique Cast Bronze Window Sash Lift

Single Antique Cast Bronze Window Sash Lift

This simple style sash lift is made of solid bronze with a warm caramel patina. It has a couple of tiny dings on the bottom edge and the tongue is slightly bent. Still very usable and you could straighten it by tapping with a hammer if you wish. Best to do during installation. 1-11/16” wide x... click picture for more info
WSL1103 Single Antique Cast Bronze Window Sash Lift

Single Antique Cast Bronze Window Sash Lift

This sash lift is a simple unadorned style used in historic homes with like hardware and architecture. It is made of solid cast bronze that has been polished a bit for a subtle shine. Nice and straight with only a couple of light scratches on the nose of the grip. 1-3/4” wide x 3/4” tall (excluding... click picture for more info
WSL1099 Single Large Simple Antique Window Sash Lift

Single Large Simple Antique Window Sash Lift

This is a very old window lift that is very simple in design. What makes it so interesting is the slight green color of the steel. I located two antique screws that match so it will look like it has been on your window forever! I suspect that it is hand wrought. 1-1/2” wide x 1-1/8” tall (excluding... click picture for more info
WSL1097 Simple Victorian Era Window Sash Lifts

Simple Victorian Era Window Sash Lifts

Around the turn of the century not all homes had ornate hardware and those homes are now being restored to their simple origins. These sash lifts came from an old 1887 farm house in Iowa where they fit right in with the architecture and other hardware. They are made of wrought iron and the shape... click picture for more info
WSL1096 Single Antique Tulip Cast Iron Window Sash Lift

Single Antique Tulip Cast Iron Window Sash Lift

During the Victorian era colorful gardens were the norm and hardware with flowers was very popular. This finger lift features a central tulip set off by raised line work. Made of strong cast iron it will never bend and can be used by itself on even a very heavy window. 1-7/16” wide x 7/8” tall... click picture for more info
WSL1089 Single Antique Egyptian Motif Cast Iron Window Sash Lift

Single Antique Egyptian Motif Cast Iron Window Sash Lift

This finger lift has a handsome design with an Egyptian motif that was a popular theme during the Victorian era. It has a dark iron patina with no chips or cracks. Made of strong cast iron it will never bend and can be used on even a very heavy window. 1-1/2” wide x 7/8” tall (excluding tongue)... click picture for more info
WSL1086 Antique 1800’s Basket Weave Sash Lifts – Many Available!

Antique 1800’s Basket Weave Sash Lifts – Many Available!

These are very pretty little window sash lifts by a lesser known manufacturer, The Peck, Stow and Wilcox Company. The dual basket weave design was patented by William Gorman on their behalf on Feb. 11, 1890. Each lift bears the patent date on the back – although hard to read on some. Note that the... click picture for more info
WSL1077 Set of 5 Thick Cast Iron Antique Window Sash Lifts

Set of 5 Thick Cast Iron Antique Window Sash Lifts

These simple sash lifts are made of thick strong cast iron that will never bend. They were originally black but are now a mottled mix of light and dark gray. They can be painted or used “as is” for a more rustic look. One has a bit of roughness on the back of the tongue as it meets your window.... click picture for more info
WSL1076 Single Old Pressed Steel Window Sash Lift

Single Old Pressed Steel Window Sash Lift

A very simple utility window sash lift that will go with many architectural styles and periods. These were used from about 1900 – 1930. There is just a faint trace of copper plating but for the most part it is a dark steel patina. 1-1/2” wide x just under 7/8” tall (excluding tongue) Screw holes... click picture for more info
WSL1066 Very Early 1900’s Wrought Iron Bar Sash Lifts

Very Early 1900’s Wrought Iron Bar Sash Lifts

These bar sash lifts are quite pretty with their worn mottled coppery bronze plating. Made of strong wrought iron they can be used with either one or two per window. Perfect for a Craftsman or Bungalow home!  They also make great screen door handles! Sold individually. The price shown is for one.  ... click picture for more info
WSL1035 Victorian Cast Iron Recessed Window Lift - Many Available

Victorian Cast Iron Recessed Window Lift - Many Available

Beautifully cast design with loads of detail from the late 1800s!  Much of the original copper wash remains in varying degrees on each lift. They have been cleaned and given a lacquer clear coat to preserve them.  Ready to install! Since these are antiques they can not be identical to the photo. ... click picture for more info
WSL1028 Turn of the Century Victorian Window Sash Finger Lift

Turn of the Century Victorian Window Sash Finger Lift

A fancy shape, beading, fleur de lis, flower and leaves make this antique finger lift truly Victorian!  A hint of the original brass colored wash remains on the cast iron to make the designs stand out beautifully.  It’s the little things that count!   Base measures 1” x 1-5/8” excluding tongue
WSL1026 1920s Brass Plated Window Finger Lift

1920s Brass Plated Window Finger Lift

This simple finger lift is from about 1920.  Brass plating has worn to a dark mottled patina. Base measures 7/8” x 1-3/4” excluding tongue

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