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Repair — Identify Parts
Where windows are to be dismantled as part of the repair process,
always mark and record the constituent parts before dismantling,
especially where a significant number of windows are to be repaired:
similarly, always number glass panes/quarries before removal.
Wrightson, David. The Conservation and Renewal of Timber
Windows, Public Information Leaflet, Cathedral
Communications, Wiltshire, England, 2000.
- The Development of the Sash Window. Download
as PDF file.
• Document (photograph) hardware,
and any other elements to be removed, in situ (in
place) before removal; label and/or include in labeled bags,
associating each element with their corresponding sash,
• Do not apply adhesive tape or permanent inks to
elements. Treat each element as an architectural fragment
until it is back in place. [Architectural
• If elements are not carefully identified and stored,
countless hours might be sepent matching hardware to sash
— if possible.