pivot bar in window sash

A quick learner from Toronto Canada says:

i just received some window springs from you, but when i tried to remove the sash, the pivot bars broke. they are slightly over 3 inches long, and don't seem to see any that match. is it better to get a brake shoe and pivot bar combo if possible?

the part you have 26-238 seems closest to it but doesn't have the small ridge. but i don't think that will matter.

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Tom from SWISCO responded:

Hello! Thanks for posting. I have run into your pivot bar a few times in the past, but I'm not certain if we ever got a good match. I think you might have to work with a substitute. To confirm, can you show me a picture of the pivot shoe into which this pivot bar inserts? That will allow us to come up with something that will fit in both your window and pivot shoe.

A quick learner from Toronto Canada says:

it is basically the shape of the pivot bar end in the photo with the small ridge on top. That is why i thought the 26-238 would be the closest fit. i will take a pic tonight after i get home.

Here is the pics of the shoe. Measures  

  • 2-1/8 inch long
  • 1-1/4 wide
  • 9/16 thick

thanks

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Paul from SWISCO responded:

We believe your pivot shoe came from Unique balance company, who has gone out of business. I would wager your pivot bar isn't made anymore. 

Fortunately, the small ridge is not critical. What's more important is the hole placement. The 26-238 you picked out is definitely worth considering, as is the 26-089. The solid or "U" shape will work for you too. Just take note of the hole placement; that will make or break this solution.

A quick learner from Toronto Canada says:
do you have the shoe or insert that would work with either pivot? otherwise i will just order the 26-238 and maybe add some holes to it.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:

Yes, the shoe would be our 15-140 and the coil spring that's compatible with it would be our Series 150. I am confident that the two pivot bars I mentioned will work with both this and your old shoe.

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