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Oct 10 2011

Oldies But Goodies

Category: Panic HardwareLori @ 11:49 pm Comments (2)

Within one week I received two requests for help regarding old Von Duprin panic devices.  I know that somebody out there has a dusty old file cabinet with information on these products.  Ideally, we’d like to find exploded parts diagrams, installation instructions, or any other relevant information.  Anyone?  Anyone?  Bueller?

Sent in by Peter Schifferli, a pair of Von Duprin WDC devices on a church entrance:

And from Rick Lemen, some Von Duprin devices I’ve never seen before, marked “VA”:

And here are a couple more oldies – Von Duprin 44 devices sent in by Nolan Thrope of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies of Metro-NY.  According to Nolan, the rim device is still going strong, but the vertical rod devices are missing some parts.

If you have any information about these devices, particularly the first two, please send me whatever you have.  If you know someone who might be able to help, please forward this post to them by using the share/save button above.  Thanks!!

2 Responses to “Oldies But Goodies”

  1. Andy says:

    Sit tight; we’re scanning and copying our old catalogs of all these devices here at Von Duprin Tech Support. We’ll send them to you today or tomorrow. We even found an original drawing of the VA parts diagram too. It’s about a 2′ x 2′ sheet of a hand drawn parts diagram. For now, here’s a picture of a decommissioned VA device we have on display here at our office.

  2. Rich says:

    The first pic looks like some old devices we have on aluminum doors here at the University. Ours are VonDuprin NC concealed vertical rod. We have an old catalog that mentions in the history of VD that it was the first ever narrow style device on the market. We have no other info on it. I would think it difficult to do concealed on a wood door, but I see no surface rods in the pics.

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