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Tip: Simple catch you can make to keep a double-hung window open at the desired height.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1981 (v.59#3) pg. 82

How to install window security bars (the style that are hinged on one side and lock with a padlock).
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1998 (v.21#8) pg. 64

Lock for double-hung windows uses double-headed (scaffolding) nails.
COST CUTS Apr 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 7

A look at various locks around the home and how much protection you can expect from each. Suggestions on how to make doors and windows more secure.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #159 Dec 1974 (v.24#10) pg. 20

Test of the Loxem Model 1400 keyed cylinder window lock with tamper-proof screws.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #172 Apr 1976 (v.26#4) pg. 24

Tip: Cut a step stick to hold open the lower sash of double-hung windows.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 10

Extension wand for operating a crank-style clerestory window.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #46 Apr-May 1988 pg. 26

How to install secure locks on windows. Covers key-operated and non-keyed locks, lock alarms and window bars.
HANDY ANDY Mar 1978 (v.2#6) pg. 30

Burglar-proofing windows using low-cost products and simple techniques.
HOME MECHANIX #774 Apr 1993 (v.89) pg. 14

Tips on installing key-operated sash locks on a window.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1983 (v.8#7) pg. 55

Iron bars protect home from burglars.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #418 Mar 1963 (v.59) pg. 102

Anti-intruder window grates are cut from 1/8" thick sheet steel in the shape of trees, animals, etc. They are cheaper and much prettier than iron bars.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1981 (v.2#5) pg. 50

Tip: Lock double-hung windows against burglars with eye bolts.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1983 (v.4#3) pg. 16

Window security without bars. How to build decorative window grates from welded flat steel stock and steel tubing.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1983 (v.4#7) pg. 38

Tip: Simple wooden stick prevents double-hung sash windows from being raised more than 6".
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1981 (v.9#12) pg. 283

Use double-headed nails to lock window sashes in either open- or closed-positions.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1988 (v.16#3) pg. 18

Reusable security panels for the inside of windows are made from plywood and held in place with barrel bolts.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1991 (v.19#2) pg. 30

Walling windows. A reusable plywood panel covers empty window openings from the outside, while a bolt and board secure it from the inside.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1992 (v.20#5) pg. 72

Tough protective hardware for windows and patio doors. What is available and tips on installation.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1980 (v.217#1) pg. 116

Tip: Make a pole from bamboo to reach latches on clerestories and other high windows.
SUNSET Apr 1986 (v.176#4) pg. 162

Tool for inserting the screw-in pivot hinges used on inward opening casement windows.
WOODWORKER May 1991 (v.95#5) pg. 516