Monkey Tail Window Stay
This 10 inches cast iron vintage window stay is antique and hand forged. It has a traditional cottage monkey tail style handle. It has five different fixing positions. It is made of high quality cast iron. The vintage window stay is cast iron with a black finish. This vintage window stay is ideal for use with our black monkey tail window latches. These can both be fixed to timber framed windows. The stay measures 22 cm long and the monkey tail is 4 cm deep.
The monkey window stay is hand cast. We have been able to find a small foundry that is able to do this for us. The foundry uses the traditional sand casting method. Sand castings have been produced for thousands of years. They are the oldest form of producing cast iron. Once each piece has been it is hand cleaned and polished it is then assembled. Once assembled the window stay is treated with hot black oil. The hot black oil penetrates into the micro holes in the iron and forms a seal over the surface. This oil seal prevents air from reaching the surface of the iron and therefore reduces excessive rusting. The second thing that the hot black oil does is to give the product a more even colour over its length. The colour will be from black to dark grey. As these stays are hand produced all items will be similar but not identical.
You will find these stays fairly simple to install. You will be sent in with your package all the fixings you will need for a good installation. The fixings, in this case, will be screws. The screws will be traditional cottage type screws with a slotted black head and a domed top.
We also have matching window locks to compliment this stay.