|1. Remove the broken lock (making sure that your window is closed tightly so that you get a good fit).|
|2. Take your replacement lock and put it on the window sash directly in the center, with half of the lock resting on the outer sash and half on the inner sash.|
|3. Using a sharp pencil, trace the lock and mark the holes where the screws should be.|
|4. Remove the lock and drill holes for the screws. Put the lock back on the window frame and tighten the screws.|
Did all that, Missy. they meet unevenly. Let's modify the search...adding the word "sash."
OK, this from a Virginia energy website:
Properly installed window locks should pull the sashes together tightly and should hold them firmly against the window frame. Re- placement locks are available in most hardware stores.
Now, aurora88, on the historichomeworks blog discussion board, certainly was obsessing about this very thing. In 2007, he sought help, and got a bit of it -- although he rejected some of it because he wanted something "refined."
Me, too. aurora88, me too.
Jade is helping, very helpfully, but here comes Johnleeke, (Site Administrator) who's now posted some 1886 patent on a window sash tightener. Surely available at your nearest Amish Home Depot.
Nobody else is buying your 19th century bags of goods, mister johnleeke.