sash weight

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sash weight, sash counterweight

A weight (usually of cast iron) used to balance a vertically sliding sash.
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Standard softwall curtatns are fabricated of heavy-duty, blur-free 40 mil material--double the industry standard--ensuring enhanced tear resistance and eliminating the need for unsightly sewn sash weights. Strip shields, made of 60 mil vinyl, come standard in 8" widths, with 2" overlap, to form parting doors or reach-throughs.
"Wouldn't it be great if someone still made double-hungs complete with sash weights like the originals," O'Brien remarked.
Perry's ballet/paperhanging bloodlines, or whatever kind they are, help him to avoid the flying lines and hooks, and to remain upright on Seahound's slick and pitching deck; to quickly move the loaded and empty tubs; to fasten seven more flags and anchors and 10 more sash weights, all precisely at the required moment; and to reliably tie a dozen more lines together -- under pressure.