Straight Meeting Rails
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SashGuy



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:53 pm    Post subject: Straight Meeting Rails Reply with quote

Typically, the Houston/Galveston area has all tapered meeting rails, although I do occasionally run across straight rails. Our courthouse had a fire in the 1920's and we lost quite a few records, so many homes do not have a build date. My question would be: When did the manufacturers transition from straight to tapered?
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SashGuy



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Location: Houston

PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eventually found the answer;

Plain Rail - Before 1840
Bevel Check Rail - 1840 to 1930
Rabbeted Check Rail - After 1930
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