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When I bought my house, it was fitted with multi-point locking systems on the windows. One or two of these have failed - an internal cast-metal half-cog has disintegrated. There is no manufacturer's name or other marking on the parts, that I can find.

My wife thinks it must be possible to source replacement parts. I suspect I'll have to try to fabricate parts or replace the window frames because I think these parts are proprietary and unlikely to be standardised.

Here's a photo of the mechanism, there is a metal bar with three locking studs (one visible at right of photo) each stud engages with a locking point on the outer frame. The metal bar slides vertically up and down. It is driven by the toothed insert to the left of the photo. The rectangular part with three holes should contain a half-cog that engages with the toothed section and which has a square hole. This square part sits in a rebate in the edge of the opening window frame (PVC). The window handle (with a key lock) fits into the square hole so that turning the handle turns the half-cog thus moving the locking bar up or down.

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The square part is a metal sheet folded around the sliding bar (over which it slides freely) and bent at right angles. From the side it is L-shaped (two layers). The machine-screw inserts appear to be acting like rivets to hold the folded metal together.

Is likely that parts such as the missing half-cog can be sourced or fabricated?

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Are there any manufacturer markings on it (or do you know the window manufacturer)? A lot of the higher end ones have replacement parts available. – Comintern Aug 3 '14 at 18:06
@Comintern: I can't find any markings and I don't know the manufacturer. – RedGrittyBrick Aug 3 '14 at 20:16

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