I was recently asked about replacing a few windows in a historic home in the Roosevelt neighborhood in central Phoenix. The homeowners want to be as accurate as possible in replacing the windows and remodeling their home. We may end up looking for reclaimed windows from another historic home, building our own windows using the traditional sash, pulleys and weights, or considering new windows.
The Kolbe window company is one company that does offer an all wood historic style window that does use the traditional sash and pulley system. They build both single and double hung varieties and offer true divided lights rather than external grids. The following video gives a great introduction to their historic style windows.