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Aug 19 2011

Reader Photos

Here’s the latest batch of photos sent in by blog readers.  Thanks everyone!

The photos were sent in by Jim Bystry of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, and were sent to him by Randy Roberts of Chown Hardware.  Have any of you seen a lock like this?  Tell us about it!  [I was originally told that it was made by Weiser, but according to John Shandy it was a brand called “Dial Lock.”]

I received these photos from Charles Anderson, a fire inspector from Euless, Texas.  Charles mentioned the wording on the emergency exit door signs…I’ve seen a few of these that made me wonder too.  I don’t know of specific code requirements for this signage, but these signs might make someone think twice about using the door even in an emergency.  The other photos are a restaurant pair with panics and top rail double cylinder deadbolts, a latchbolt on a fire-rated pair, and a sign that could put the fire marshal in a bad mood (no respect!).

Debbie Purcell of Engineered Openings Inc. sent me a photo that gives me heart palpitations.  This door (and others like it) were on a textile plant, and the hinge was attached to the door and to the jamb so the doors couldn’t be opened.  Wow.  Deja vu all over again.

Debbie also sent in some vacation photos from her trip to New Zealand.  I need to go there.

Sadly, even beautiful doors sometimes have bad hardware preps:

My coworker, Bill Lawliss of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies is on vacation and sent me this photo of a lock exhibit at the Dewitt Wallace Museum in Colonial Williamsburg (remember when I went there during Chip Falcon’s Road Trip[slideshow], [follow-up post]).  I know you took some door photos during your vacation, so send them in!  🙂

I actually have even more reader photos in my inbox, so I’ll post some more next week.  Have a great weekend everyone!

6 Responses to “Reader Photos”

  1. Maddie Shandy says:

    My father recognized this lock, here are his comments; “This was a brand named Dial Lock from the 60/70’s
    the little button on the front was a slide button to open the cover. I’ve forgotten how to change the combo. It was a forerunner or about the same time as push button. Interesting, I haven’t seen one for years.
    It does not look like the original latch.
    A Weiser that old would be rectangular not round.”
    John Shandy CML

  2. Rick Jermain says:

    Hummm, I bet employees were using the phone too much so they locked it…..or could it just be a phony lock, or perhaps a communicating lock?

  3. Connie Morrow says:

    I showed this to my business partner and he pulled the cut sheet/catalog out of the file cabinet. It is a Dialoc. The De Luxe Series 1500 to be specific.

  4. Ian Greene says:

    I love the first photo groups photo in the background. Wonder if he’ll have that photo to show his future wife.

    • Lori says:

      I have plenty of photos like that to show my kids’ significant others someday. And as of last night I have a video of my 7YO son throwing up at the dinner table when he was asked to eat a tiny piece of chicken.

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