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Replacement latch for Traco Tilt window

A quick learner from Minneapolis, Mn says:
I am looking for the window latch for a traco tilt window. I am thinking it is the 26-243. I need both left and right. The latch has a patent number of 5.139.291 with another number of 2R.

I have attached a photos of the latch. If you need I can send you the latch itself.

Thank you. Lynn H.
User submitted photo of their Traco tilt window latch.
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Mike from SWISCO responded:
Good Morning Lynn,

I believe the 26-390 and 26-391 style tilt latch might be closer to your original latch. Take a look at the product pictures on SWISCO's web site and compare the measurements of your latch to the dimensions online. I also do not see the tongue in your picture. You will want to take a look at an unbroken latch to compare the tongue.

The patent number is for the housing and not this specific style. We have a few different style tilt latches with this same patent number.
A contractor from Lincoln, Ne says:
I need some R&L tilt latch's for some old Traco 4200 series DH. Can you help me. Also need some screen making material for the same
User submitted photo of window latch.
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Mike from SWISCO responded:
Thank you for posting.

I've placed you in an existing discussion regarding tilt latches for Traco windows.

You'll see we recommended the previous user(s) to take a look at the 26-390 and 26-391, Top Tilt Latches.
A handy person from Bemidji, MN says:
I have a similar latch with the same patient number on the housing and a 3r marking instead of 2r as the quick learner from Mpls. I cannot find any identification as far as the brand of window. There are several numbers on stickers for each window. The lumber yard that sold the windows is out of business.

The latch that I have matches your dimension for latch number 26-391. My latch has a vertical tab that is stapled to the window. This prevents the latch from sliding out.

My question is in regard to the installation. The 26-391 slides "into the side of the sash and snapping in. No need to take window apart to do this."

Is there locking tabs on the 26-391 or is it held in position by friction? Would the 26-391 hold its position with out a "snap in"?

Thank-you

Paul
A customer submitted photo of a tilt latch.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting, Paul. The 26-391 does not have such a vertical tab. It slides into a slot that should already be in your sash. Do you have such a slot? If so, do you think a window latch fit into that slot without a vertical tab?
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