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folding window crank handle

A home owner from Minnesota says:
We would like to transition from non-folding window crank handles on our Marvin casement windows to folding handles, does 39-205 or 39-107FK work for this? If so, does one of them fold up tighter providing more clearance for the blinds? The handles we have now have 45054 stamped on the back. Also, can you tell if these are bronze, dark bronze, or clay from the pictures?

Thank you,
Scott
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Yes, I think the 39-205 and 39-107FK can work for you in this instance. Just keep in mind they are meant for a spline size of 11/32". I think that's a safe bet, but you may want to double check just in case.

I can't really say if one tightens up more than the other. Honestly, accommodating this kind of hardware to avoid blinds is often very difficult, especially if the window was not designed with blinds in mind (pardon the rhyme). Even though the handles fold down they still stick out a little, so there isn't much you can do about it if that happens to hit the blinds. That said, the 39-205 and 39-107FK are your best options, I just can't guarantee that either will work.

As for the color, that's also hard to say. Your top picture looks like dark bronze, but the bottom picture looks like regular bronze. I believe that the lighting is playing tricks with my eyes.
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