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Mar 24 2011

Von Duprin at the Shatford Centre

Category: Panic HardwareLori @ 12:09 am Comments (6)

Since we seem to be on an antique doors and hardware run, I thought you’d like to see these oldies but goodies.  They were spotted at the Shatford Centre in Penticton, British Columbia.  The building was recently renovated and the main entrance doors and hardware were replaced, and the process was chronicled in detail on (just search for “doors”).  I got in touch with the project manager for the renovation to make sure they didn’t throw the hardware away, and she said, “we consider these archival pieces of the building’s history and would never throw them out.”  She also said that some of the existing panic devices that were not replaced during the renovation are still functioning!

So, who can tell me how old these are?

Thank you to Drew Makepeace for allowing me to post these photos.

6 Responses to “Von Duprin at the Shatford Centre”

  1. Michael Rebbec says:

    Wait… Von Duprin, made in Canada… by YALE & Towne… is that the Yale (ASSA Abloy) of today? Interesting if it is that they used to manufacturer devices for Von Duprin.

    • Lori says:

      Hi Michael –

      I have a book about hardware history and I’ll add more info on this shortly.

      – Lori

  2. Scott Tice says:

    Ahhhhhhhh… Phillips and Square Drive fasteners!!!!!! So much for historical correctness. LOL
    I’d be curious to know when VD was manufacturing in Canada. I do not have any old VD catalogs.

    • Lori says:

      I hear you on the fasteners! I have some more info on these…I’m just hoping to hear back from someone I emailed and I’ll add it to the post.

      – Lori

  3. Eli says:

    Besam, Grham Doors, Sargent, Ceco Door, Hid, McKinney, Corbin Russwin, Medeco, Adams Rite, Yale, Arrow, Hes, Curries and Emtek are all Assa Abloy brands
    Falcon, Von Duprin, Lcn, Steelcraft, Ives and Schlage are Allegion Brands

  4. Cecilia says:

    My guess is 1908’ish

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