Locking shoe and mounting bracket for curl spring window balance system

Patent No. 7,735,191

Issued: June 15, 2010
Filed: January 29, 2007

Inventors: Tuller; Jeff (Rochester, NY)
Assignee: Caldwell Manufacturing Company (Rochester, NY)

A curl spring sash shoe cassette improves upon the suggestions of U.S. Pat. Nos. 5,353,548 and 5,463,793 by providing a mounting bracket that holds an uncurled length of the curl spring and is securely mounted on top of the shoe cassette to maintain an assembly of the shoe body, the curl spring, and the mount during shipment to a window manufacturer. The mount can receive two mounting screws to resist torque caused by curl springs and sash weight. The shoe is also improved to facilitate removal and reinsertion of sash pins into the tilt lock cams of the shoes and ensure that shoe body halves do not rotate relative to each other when sash tilting splays the body halves apart to lock them in a shoe channel.

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