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Broken Tilt Latch

A home owner from New York City says:
We have Traco double-hung windows in our apartment which tilt inwards for cleaning and (not surprisingly) have a tilt latch on the top corners of the lower sash. The tilt latch is internal, with flanges located on the front of the window to pull the plunger inwards to release the latch. The latch mechanism uses a white plastic plunger which holds the window in place - and that white plastic plunger has broken on a number of our windows.

Do you by any chance have a replacement part that could be used to fix the window? I am pretty handy at fixing things and also have access to more skilled handymen, but I first need to find the correct part.

A photograph of the mechanism is attached, but - unfortunately - I can not find any number or other marking on the tilt mechanism or the window (other than a sticker saying Three Rivers Aluminum Company, Pittsburgh, PA). The window itself was manufactured by Traco in 1995 or 1996.

I know that this is not much information to work from, but appreciate any help that you can offer. Thanks!

-Charles
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
I think this might be something like our 26-069. Check it out and see what you think. You may need to remove your existing latch from the window to know for sure. You may also want to see our 26-016 spring, 26-017 spring retainer, and 26-002 lever.
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