Readers are constantly sending emails asking where to find cabinet pulls for vintage kitchen cabinets made by Youngstown, Geneva, and other makers. The answer: Not an easy one, I am afraid.
For example, the chevrons aka boomerangs above, on 2-3/4″ centers, are classic early Youngstowns. The Geneva’s that are most problematic are the kind with the recessed, plastic backplate.
The vintage Youngstowns CAN be found – but you are going to have to hunt and peck and search and wait.
- Watch ebay like a hawk – they DO come up
- Try sites like historichouseparts.com (I helped a reader find some there just last year – they are still shown under “Jamestown” cabinets – a seller of Youngstowns, I believe)
- Liz’s Antique Hardware
- Rejuvenation for new reproductions
- Crown City Hardware for new reproductions
The Geneva backplate issue has been a difficult one for years, again as far as I know. I started hunting for my steel cabinets about 7 years ago. I constantly saw this question asked on forums. I know of no source for them.
Meanwhile: Be sure to see my Category called “Cabinet Hardware” for replacement choices.