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!

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