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Pivot shoe with "BRAKE EFFECT"

A home owner from Florida says:
I have old plastic/nylon pivot shoes that have a brake effect that holds position when widow is tilted open. Pivot brake shoes fit in 1" x 9/16" deep window space below counter balances (which also need replacement size 21"). Existing shoes have a slot so when tilted open the window can be easily removed entirely.

I've looked at your selections but don't seem to find it. Any "close fit" suggestions? Do most of your pivot shoes have a "brake" effect locking the shoe in the track so the window won't lift up?

ALSO, GOT A LATCH Like shown in the second image?
A customer submitted photo of a pivot shoe and tilt latch.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting! I'm having a bit of trouble identifying your pivot shoe based on the images provided. If at all possible, can you remove the pivot shoe from the window and take a few pictures of it separately? I'd have to be able to see the whole thing.

Please also provide the pivot shoe's measurements. We will especially need to know its width and thickness.

As for the tilt latch, it looks somewhat similar to our 26-394 Tilt Latch Assembly Pair. Do you think these can be used as a replacement? If not, let me know the dimensions of your own latch as compared to our 26-394, and we can work from there.

Finally, be sure to see our tutorial video on removing your pivot shoe from the jamb. This should help you get those pictures!
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