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Where to find vintage kitchen cabinet pulls – from Youngstown, Geneva and other makers?

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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

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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.

  1. KB says:

    I have a youngstown kitchen cabinets that are starting to show their age. I have two upper doors that keep falling off do to use. How can I fix them?

  2. Pam Kueber says:

    Hi KB, I am not an expert on this. I think that in some readers try to find salvage cabinets and steal parts from them…

  3. Matt says:

    Were all the Youngstown boomerang handles the same size? Looking for replacements. Thanks!

  4. Pam Kueber says:

    Hi Matt, I don’t know the answer to this question. The company was in business for a long time so it’s conceivable the design changed over time.

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