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Aug 12 2009

A Visit to Falcon

Category: Chip Falcon Road TripLori @ 11:42 pm Comments (1)

Falcon NCToday we drove from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to Williamsburg, Virginia.  It was a long day in the car but Chip insisted that we stop in FALCON, North Carolina to buy some personalized souvenirs for him.  We had no luck with the FALCON souvenirs…Falcon is a VERY small town without even a general store, but as I’m trying to teach my kids, there is something interesting about any place you go.  At first glance, Falcon had a lot of tobacco fields, an old folks’ home, and a water tower guarded by one feisty donkey, but it is also the location of the Falcon Children’s Home, which just celebrated 100 years of helping children who needed a place to live – about 20,000 kids to date!

Here are some other water towers we’ve seen on this road trip:

Byron GA Wytheville VA Mount Jackson, VA

water-tower-flagThis patriotic water tower and our current immersion in American history reminded me to point out that the Falcon 24/25 devices are manufactured in Indianapolis, Indiana, and are acceptable for use on projects that need to comply with the Buy American Act.

I found another great example of a painted door closer here in Williamsburg:

williamsburg-pair williamsburg-closer

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One Response to “A Visit to Falcon”

  1. Jess says:

    hello Lori, interesting site, i think i’m alot like you, each opening i pass i MUST take a peek at whats pulling it closed,

    the 2 red painted closers you have on this page, (spotted in williamsburg) they are made by russwin from clarksdale, MISS(now a part of assa abloy and no longer is under its own name, now they are corbin/russwin and no longer make old style closers)(1950’s?) appears to be spring size B(traditional/potbelly style closers are letter sized)

    closer expert here, back in high school got the nickname doordoctor because of it. i dont know why but seems alittle interesting seeing closers that have installation errors (wrong size if permanent size,) or mounted wrong (not measured or used install template or arm at odd geometry angles)

    keep up good work with posting what you do best Lori,


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