Why four weights in a sash window?
So, my husband (the handy one, I am not at all), is starting on fixing our windows in our 1898 home. The windows in the front of our house are rather large- haven't measured, but I'd say 3' x 5', possibly larger- and have been painted shut for some time. I found coins that were painted into the window ledge, the latest from 1943.
All was going well, he'd attached the cord to the weights, which were there and was sealing it up, when he found another weight in the casing! Is this a counter weight for something? The top of the window looks stationary, and the outside looks like it has something that would have had a screen slide just onto the lower portion of the window. Any idea what it is and how to deal with it? Did they have two weights for really big windows?