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Spiral balance availability

A quick learner from Madison, Wisconsin says:
I need 10 spiral window balances.

Sashes are 16 X 28", 7lb.

Existing balances (from about 1935) are:

5/8" X 15" tube
Black tip
Rod extension 1.5"

Bracket is similar to your #'s 32 and 54...3/8 X 3.5" closed over a rivet to the rod. Two holes at 3/16" and 2" from end opposite rod. Dog ear at end and at inside hole (could do without the inside dog-ear).

Let me know if you can supply these and the price, and I will call to place the order.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting. Based on what you've described, it sounds like you have old non-tilt windows. See our S500-15 spiral balance. You may want to weigh your sash just to determine the proper tip color. As for the bracket, something like our 17-007 or 17-012 could possibly work, as you mentioned. Since your sash is so old I doubt we could find an exact match for your original bracket so it would be best to see if you could get either of those to work in your window.
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