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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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
WSL1130 Rare Solid Bronze Window Sash Lift Circa 1871

Rare Solid Bronze Window Sash Lift Circa 1871

Breathtakingly beautiful solid bronze window sash lift that you will never want to hide behind curtains! This design was patented Oct. 31, 1871 and manufactured by Sargent & Company. The patent date is stamped into the back. This lift is in excellent condition with some slight patina. Note... 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 2x3 sash without... click picture for more info
WSL1125 Set of 5 Late 1800s Steel Window Sash Finger Lifts

Set of 5 Late 1800s 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 dont 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
WSL1115 Set of 2 Victorian Fleur de Lis Sash Lifts

Set of 2 Victorian Fleur de Lis Sash Lifts

Heres a set of two late 1800s sash lifts for the DIY enthusiast. They both have some rust that could either be cleaned off or left for a more rustic charm. Another option would be to simply spray paint them black with Rust-Oleum. They have not been oiled so you dont have to worry about the paint... click picture for more info
WSL1109 Fancy Late 1800s Cast Iron Window Sash Lifts

Fancy Late 1800s Cast Iron Window Sash Lifts

At first glance these finger lifts appear rather plain with just central banding and bulls eyes but if you look closely youll 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 1800s Basket Weave Sash Lifts  Many Available!

Antique 1800s 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
WSL1080 Simple Hard to Find Antique Upper Sash Pull

Simple Hard to Find Antique Upper Sash Pull

These little antique pulls are almost impossible to locate. Perhaps because they are often painted over and become almost invisible so they are overlooked. 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... 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
WSL1070 Single Solid Bronze Eastlake Sash Lift

Single Solid Bronze Eastlake Sash Lift

This solid (not plated) bronze window sash lift has some great Eastlake detail. From the late 1800s the geometrics and flowers are a nice detail mix. This window lift has a couple of defects but is still very useable. There are some minor scratches under the hook portion what would be hard to see... click picture for more info
WSL1066 Very Early 1900s Wrought Iron Bar Sash Lifts

Very Early 1900s 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
WSL1046 Egg & Dart Recessed Window Lifts  NOS - Many Available

Egg & Dart Recessed Window Lifts NOS - Many Available

These pressed steel window lifts have the eye-catching black and copper japanned finish that was so popular at the turn of the century. Since they have been packed away (never used) since the early 1900s they are in exceptional condition. They can be used with one lift per window or in pairs.... click picture for more info

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