Hardware for Transom Windows
A charming and practical relic of the days before air conditioning, transom windows offered much-needed ventilation in 19th century interiors. Commonly positioned over the doors to offices and bedrooms, these narrow hinged windows tilted open, allowing hot air to escape and cooling breezes to pass though while the door below remained closed. Due to their awkward location, specialty transom window hardware was devised, which enabled the windows to be opened or shut without climbing a ladder. Finding the parts to restore your transom windows can be a challenge, so we offer a complete range of operators, catches,pole hooks and chain, most in solid brass with a range of classic finishes.