CAST IRON CASEMENT WINDOW
GIBBONS PATENT BRONZE HARDWARE
19th century cast iron casement windows with quality bronze fittings manufactured by lock makers James Gibbons of Wolverhampton (est. circa 1750), believed to be the oldest clockmakers in the country. We had considered turning these into mirrors, however given the quality and smooth working order of the hardware we have decided to offer them as windows first . They would make wonderful internal partitions or use them for a grand shed or summerhouse project.
The ironwork has been cleaned and sealed preserving and stabilising the rust patina. Each item of bronze hardware including stays, hinges and handles has been disassembled, lubricated and polished. The larger windows are opened with unusual espagnolette locks, a bronze handle is connected to a metal rod mounted to the surface of the frame, operating the handle rotates the rod, which has hooks at each end that fit into sockets at the head and sill of the opening. The smaller pair would have been opened with a cord & pulley system and pivot open frome the centre horizontally.
We have two pairs of windows these sizes, we think that the smaller windows were originally 'top lights' for the larger. Please enquire if you would like them fitted with mirror glass.
DIMENSIONS: Large 8 pane 5'8" x 2'4"
Small 4 pane 2'11"x 2"4"
ORIGIN: Wolverhampton UK
CONDITION: Good working order