Casement Windows


[...] Windows at the very beginning of the seventeenth century were invariably of the casement type. Sash-windows were first used in England about 1630. [...] Casement windows, on the other hand, persisted through the century. [...] It appears fairly certain that the double-hung sash-window with pulleys, weights, and cords did not appear in America until after 1685. [...]

Source: Martin S. Briggs, The Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers in England & America (1620-1685) (London and New York: Oxford University Press, 1932), 88.

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