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Pivot lock shoe

A quick learner from Chicago says:
Hello, I'm looking for Strybuc part #85-960, a pivot lock shoe. I've been told by Amsco that the part is no longer available from Strybuc and I'm wondering if by chance you have any in stock?

Thanks
Shellee
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Hey, Shellee. I'm afraid I wasn't able to match that number to anything. Can you show me a picture of it?
A home owner from Chicago, IL says:
Hi Tom,
Thanks for your quick response. I'm attaching a picture.
Thanks,
Shellee
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Oh, huh, this is different than what I was expecting. I think we should be able to replace this. It's probably just an older part, so we will try to find something they make today that can replace it. Could you just tell me its width and thickness?
A home owner from Chicago, IL says:
The longest side is 2 3/16"--the flat is exactly 2.0" and the little tip is 3/16". It's 1.25" wide and 5/8" high (the tallest part). Without the little jut up, it's 0.5" high.

I know it's supposed to go with a 85-38R balance.

Thanks so much for your help!

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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Hmm... we have two shoes that are 5/8" thick and 1-1/4" wide. See our 15-047 and 15-070. I think you may be able to get one of these to work for you in your window. Based on your old shoe's style, I'm somewhat leaning towards the 15-070, but I'm not sure.
A home owner says:
Thanks for your quick response.

I assume that both of these shoes would work with a 85-38R spiral balance? Speaking of which, what brands of spiral balances do you sell? I just had Caldwell put in one of my other windows and it seems higher quality than the previous balance. Do you have a recommendation?

Thanks!
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
I'm not sure what balance corresponds to that number, but the two shoes I recommend are specifically designed to work with spiral balances. You can see all of our spiral balances here. We don't organize them by brand, but by size and function. Most window manufacturers use generic type spiral balances so identifying by brand isn't always the most reliable method.
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