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ace6568

06:21PM | 12/14/07
Member Since: 12/13/07
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I would like to obtain some sash locks that fit on the checkrail in the center of Curtis double hung windows . Can anyone help with this?

TruBlue

08:00PM | 12/20/07
Member Since: 04/28/06
42 lifetime posts
Pretty much any sash lock that you can buy at the local hardware store will work on a Curtis Silentite window, and conversely the Curtis double hung lock would have worked on other brands of double hungs. Curtis went out of business long ago. See the attached picture for a Curtis lock vs. my recommendation of a good replacement lock to get.

My recommendation would be to get the Restoration lock made by Truth hardware if you want an old-time retro look. See attached or go to

https://www.truth.com/2006/catalog/contents/SW15%2017%20Ser%20Restorationr2.pdf.pdf

For a bit more modern look and an excellent performer, I'd choose Truth's Entryguard II, go to

https://www.truth.com/2006/catalog/contents/SW08%20EntryGard.r3.pdf.pdf
6252 curtis silentite loc

ace6568

05:29AM | 12/21/07
Member Since: 12/13/07
4 lifetime posts
Thanks for the reply; I am aware that I can use any lock, but I especially want the Curtis type that are hinged and swing up against the glass. again thanks Phil

dseften

04:49AM | 01/18/08
Member Since: 01/17/08
2 lifetime posts
Keep us posted if you ever find a place to get these. I'm looking for them as well. Window manufacturers take note; these windows are extremely well made in my opinion.

These windows were installed new in 1950 at my home and still operate with the use of one hand. The original hardware works superbly.

I've attached a photo for reference.
6269 curtis silentite win

dseften

04:54AM | 01/18/08
Member Since: 01/17/08
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Here is a photo in the open position.
6270 second photo

tthom76

08:17AM | 04/23/09
Member Since: 04/22/09
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How many of these do you need? I have some that I took off of my windows when I repainted and remodeled? Send me an email and let me know. t_thom76@yahoo.com

binkyrichard

08:34AM | 04/30/09
Member Since: 04/28/09
3 lifetime posts
Hi !

I have Curtis Silentiite windows and need a few latches just like the ones pictures on the windows posted below on the BobVila posting.

Could a buy a few from you?

Many thanks!

Richard Keller

1453 Officers Row

Vancouver, WA. 98661

(503) 515-1011

richardkeller2@comcast.net

lawrence705

10:11AM | 07/03/09
Member Since: 07/02/09
5 lifetime posts
I have 2 sets same as picture, may have more as I replace original windows

ace6568

12:28PM | 07/03/09
Member Since: 12/13/07
4 lifetime posts
I have found some other latches to take their place, but could probably use some anyway. How much would you want for them?

Phil

lawrence705

12:36PM | 07/03/09
Member Since: 07/02/09
5 lifetime posts
$9.50 unpolished each set

ace6568

12:37PM | 07/03/09
Member Since: 12/13/07
4 lifetime posts
Will get back to you later.

lawrence705

03:36PM | 07/03/09
Member Since: 07/02/09
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OK

binkyrichard

07:38AM | 07/04/09
Member Since: 04/28/09
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Lawrence --

I'd like to buy the 2 latches (with screws?). Could you pls. email a photo of the latches to richardkeller2@comcast.net ?

Thanks,

Richard Keller

(503) 515-1011

lawrence705

01:47PM | 07/04/09
Member Since: 07/02/09
5 lifetime posts
Yes with original screws

photo tomorrow.

lawrence705

04:37PM | 07/05/09
Member Since: 07/02/09
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just sent via Kodak and joycey0330 name

binkyrichard

08:57AM | 07/06/09
Member Since: 04/28/09
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Lawrence --

Pls. email photo and contact info to me at richardkeller2@comcast.net so I can send you a check for the 2 latches.

Richard Keller

503-515-1011

MKB54

01:14PM | 04/08/11
Member Since: 04/08/11
3 lifetime posts
I have similar Curtis windows in my 1941 bungalow. They work well, but need refurbishing and I can't figure out how to remove the sashes. I've removed the parting strips, but they have an additional thin metal "draft stop" on each sash that mates with a U-shaped slot in the jams, lined with a similar metal strip.. so the sashes are still held captive in the jams. So, I can't figure out how to remove the sashes. I forced one out, since the thin metal flexes a bit, but I haven't tried putting the sash back in yet.. fearing the thin metal will get mangled. Could these be permanent "factory assembled" windows, that the sashes can't be re-installed? Does anyone know of a trick to do this? Thanks!

MKB54

11:22PM | 05/11/11
Member Since: 04/08/11
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Just to answer my own question.. I found the secret to removing these sashes posted elsewhere (http://bobvila.com/forums/Doors_and_Windows/posts/18643).

I'm in the process of restoring these windows, and impressed by their quality and detailing. I'm quite sure, in fact, that the "draft stop" metal track and mating fins on my windows are made of stainless steel.. or something close to it. After 70 years of exposure there's not a hint of rust, and they've polished up quite nicely.

sncontracting

03:09PM | 01/14/13
Member Since: 01/14/13
4 lifetime posts
i have 2 of these spring type latches unpolished with all but 2 original screws in good working condition, with little paint around edges. make offer
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sncontracting

03:09PM | 01/14/13
Member Since: 01/14/13
4 lifetime posts
also write to me at stevenashcontracting@aol.com with offers

rmettetal

03:59PM | 03/11/13
Member Since: 03/11/13
1 lifetime posts
I need need 3 base plates for the Silentite window latch as pictured by dseften's photo (above). Ray 423-341-7538.

ctisue

09:30PM | 06/08/13
Member Since: 06/08/13
1 lifetime posts
We need just one latch if anyone has one.

BV002729

12:53PM | 12/06/13
My 90 year old dad died this last January and we have been going through his buildings. He was a builder and also sold mobile homes and travel trailers. I know we have a few of these latches new in bags I'm not sure of the quantity. If anyone is interested let me know. Cathy at (989) 823-7317 We also have a lot of vintage trailer parts.

BV017199

10:49PM | 08/20/18
I really want some of these... would love to get in on this even though I think I am a day late adel.knodE@gmail.com


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