This banjo-shaped pair is for locking a sash window so that it will stay in position–whether it be open or closed. One stay is screwed to the outer edge (one to each side) of a window so that when the lever is engaged, it will push the base or foot of the latch against the frame of the window, thus securing or locking the window in place. These stays are steel with a bronze plating. They have a fluted Eastlake pattern.
The back plates, that screw to the window, have hole centers 1 1/4 inches apart. The arm or lever projects 1 1/4 inches from the back plate. The foot, or base, that pushes against the frame measures 1 3/8 inches long and 5/16 inch wide.
The pair is in good working order. We will provide screws.