Deb Henson of DH Consulting sent me these photos of some REALLY old panic hardware. These doors were spotted at a home show, and were originally installed on a YMCA in Laurel, Mississippi, built in 1904. Do they look familiar to anyone? Hopefully the hook at the top was for some sort of hold-open and not an unsafe means of locking the door. And before you comment on the hinge set-up…that was done so the doors would stand up for display purposes.
The doors may have been sold by now (or maybe not!), but they were displayed by The Reclaimed Miles Company, Architectural Salvage, 140 Wesley Avenue, Jackson, MS 39202, 601-624-8628. Here’s their Facebook page. I LOVE poking through architectural salvage – how about you?