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Viplex window latch

A home owner from USA says:
I have replacement windows made by a company called Viplex. I think they're out of business. One of the windows is broken due to the latch, which bears the patent # 5139291. When I look at the pictures on your website, I see latches that are ALMOST identical to what I need, but I'm unsure if they are the right ones or not. Mine have metal/steel that are in the center of the latch, and the metal/steel protrudes out from one end. I didn't see that in your images. Is there a way I can check with someone, maybe send a photo of the latches I need to replace, and get some help to ensure I order the right ones? Thanks so much
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
I'm afraid I don't know what you have. Could I see a few pictures of the latches in question removed from the window entirely? Can you also give me detailed dimensions? In the meantime, check out our 26-243 and 26-244 and see if either of these can work for you.
A home owner from California says:
Hi Paul,
Thanks for your response. Attached are a few images. Hopefully you can help me decipher which ones to order. The pictures are the two latches (right side latch and left side latch) removed from the window.

Look forward to your response.
User submitted a photo of their pivot bar.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Oh, I see. This isn't a tilt latch, it's what's known as a pivot bar. Look at our 26-379 and see if this looks good. You will have to carefully compare the dimensions we show to your own hardware to ensure that they're a match.
A quick learner from California says:
Thanks for pointing me to the pivot bar! I will check the measurements. One last question. Is there a left side bar that is different than the right side bar? I only see on pivot bar item for sale. Just not sure if I need to order specifically for each side of the window. Thx so very mich
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
My pleasure! No, this hardware can work for either the right or left side. This is true of most pivot bars, unless stated otherwise.
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