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tilt latch for 1978 house

A quick learner from Knoxville, TN says:
I need replacement latches for multiple windows. They are for oringinal tilt windows with a metal frame from a house built in 1978. The latches are currently white but I would prefer black. I have seen models that appear to match except for the opening on the plastic comes down over the edge. Mine has an opening, not a hole. I would appreciate any suggestions.
User submitted a diagram of a tilt latch.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Your drawing looks like our 26-089P. Look it over and see what you think.
A quick learner from Knoxville TN 37923 says:
26-089P is similar but not what we need. Please take a look at the side view end and notice the arch shape on the end extention. The arch allows the end of the tilt latch to be inserted into a slot and over a screw in the window. Without that arch the part will not go into the window slot. The screw gets into the way. Thank you for your help.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
I think I see what you mean. I have been unable to find anything like that, however. is there any way we can see a couple pictures of the part itself? Illustrations help, but there are often little details that can only be seen in photographs that give us clues about what can be done.
A quick learner from knoxville tn says:
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User submitted photos of a tilt latch.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Ah, I see. That leg appears damaged. Are you sure the "U" opening is not just a broken screw hole? If you look at the side of the sash, see if there is a screw there with the rest of the nylon leg. It would explain why we have not been able to find such a configuration.
A quick learner from Knoxville TN says:
Looks like that is the problem.
I took out over eleven, 11, and finally found a piece that still had the bottom screw hole attached.
I am going to order one set and try it.
You have been most helpful.
A quick learner from knoxville tn says:
26-89p does not have a screw hole in the nylon leg . Any suggestions
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Great! Glad to hear they match. As for the screw holes, they come out very small from the die maker. When you install the screw they will widen for it.
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