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Funky Applications

Time-Out Lock

One of our customers sent me this photo last week.  It was found on a psychiatric facility and to operate it, a staff member must be present and holding the bolt projected via the lever.  I did my best to track down a manufacturer with no luck.  It’s possible that it was made in a […]

Solution for Leakers

I think this has to be my all-time favorite photo (so far) of Doors Gone Wrong.  If you don’t immediately recognize what you’re looking at, it’s an ingenious solution to a leaking closer – a little cup attached to the closer arm to catch the drips.  I wonder how often they have to empty it.  […]

One Motion Egress

I saw this homemade security device on a local high school a few years ago.  The school had been having trouble with their computer lab door, and this was their solution – a bent bar in 2 hasps welded to the door.  This is not code-compliant, as the codes require one motion to exit under […]

Hold Open Device

I saw this hold open device on a fire rated door to a computer lab recently. I guess you make do with what you have on hand, right? You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content.

Retrofit Dogging

I’ve spent several phone calls this week discussing “dogging” with one of my favorite clients.  I guess it is kind of hard to keep straight if you’re not a hardware person.  The term “dogging” refers to holding the latch(es) of a panic device retracted to create a push/pull function.  When the panic device is dogged, […]

Electric Latch Retraction?

Well…the latch is retracted and it involves a wire!  As a follow-up to yesterday’s post about retrofit dogging accomplished with a tie-wrap, here’s a photo from Brendan Daley of Horner Commercial Sales that was taken in a new hospital.  I’m guessing they weren’t happy with the lock function so they came up with this ingenious […]

Where's the Door?

I’ll get back to the long, wordy posts about code questions soon, but in the meantime here’s another cool door photo from Paul Goldense of Goldense Building Products. This opening is used by a water authority to access their pumps for maintenance. It’s hung with continuous hinges on a channel iron frame.  As an extra challenge, […]

Manual Flush Bolts

Here’s a little reminder to make sure you size the top rod correctly when using manual flush bolts on doors that are over 7′ tall.  Most manufacturers offer a top rod that is 12″ (standard), 24″, 36″, or 48″ long.  In this application, I would have probably specified panic hardware on both leaves depending on the […]

Moroccan Doors

I have visited 10 countries in Africa, so in honor of the first African country to host a visitor to this website (the 38th country to visit the site!), I decided to post an African door photo from my collection.  I searched through the albums of my trips and found hundreds of photos of elephants, […]

What’s wrong with this picture?

The open back strike hadn’t been installed when I took this photo, but what else is missing? It’s a tricky one, but you can click on the picture to enlarge it if you need to. If you think you know, add a comment by clicking this link and then scrolling down. I will hold all of the […]

Rod Guards

I’m a big fan of creative hardware applications like these PVC rod guards on an exterior pair in a high school, but I think they should have considered adding some bottom latch guards.  The latches don’t even have their covers!   FYI…Von Duprin does manufacture rod and latch guards – the RG-27, also available as a rod […]

Where there’s a will, there’s a way…

I love seeing the inventive ways people install door hardware, and it seems like the product with the most creative installations is the door closer.  LCN thought their stick-on installation templates would take the creativity out of door closer installation, but there are still plenty of inventive installations out there. Here are a couple from […]

Violators Will Be Fined!

When a delayed egress lock is used on an egress door, the codes require signage instructing the building occupant to “PUSH UNTIL ALARM SOUNDS, DOOR CAN BE OPENED IN 15 SECONDS.” When the code official approves a 30-second delay, the signage must reflect that increase.  At least the signage on this egress door (yes, there […]

Pocket Pivots

I recently received this photo from an architect who wanted to use the Von Duprin Inpact devices pictured here on another museum I’m working on.  I’ve used these several times when an architect wanted the panic device powder coated a similar color to the door.  As with LCN closers, Von Duprin panic hardware can be powder coated in […]

9 Out of 10 Birds Surveyed Prefer LCN

I have a lot of pet peeves – just ask my family.  One of my pet peeves is when I see a door closer on the “wrong” side of a door.  It could be the corridor side of an electric room, the outside of a bathroom, or, like the photo to the left, the weather […]

Number 50!!!

We interrupt this road trip to announce that this website has received visitors from 50 different countries!! And coincidentally, the 50th country to visit was Morocco, where my husband was born (and the visitor was NOT my mother-in-law!).  50 countries in the 2 months that I’ve been keeping track…so cool!  If you’re interested in seeing […]

Home of the Falcons

When Chip heard that we’d be passing through Atlanta he insisted on visiting the Georgia Dome, home of the Atlanta Falcons. We stopped for a look around, and he gawked at the banks of multiple exit doors, all equipped with Von Duprin 99 devices.  It was a proud moment for Chip, especially since the Falcon 24/25 […]

Where's Chip?

For all of you loyal late Friday afternoon and weekend blog readers, here’s another opportunity to win something from the Ingersoll Rand prize vault.  This morning, Chip visited the statue at left – where are we?  If you think you know, click here and scroll down to leave a comment with the answer.  I will […]

Cracker Barrel Shocker!!!

There are almost 600 Cracker Barrel restaurants in the United States and I’ve been to most of them.  Well…not most, but a bunch.  The kids like the food and there’s a lot of miscellaneous stuff on the walls that we can use to play, “Who can find the _______?”  When you drop a whole cup […]

Another Day, Another Zoo…

…Another funky hardware application. When we visited the zoo in Albany, Georgia, I saw this restroom door with applied wood trim and I thought it was pretty cool how they detailed the trim around the push plate and deadbolt.  Then I went inside and saw the homemade parallel arm shoe mounting bracket – YUCK! And just […]

Where's Waldo?

Today we headed north toward Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and on the way we passed through Waldo, Florida.  Apparently Waldo’s claim to fame is that it is one of two official speed traps designated by AAA.  The other is just up the road in Lawtey.  Lucky for us, the Waldo police were at Dunkin Donuts and […]

Doors of Busch Gardens

Several people have commented that I’m supposed to be on vacation, I should be relaxing, enjoying quality family time, etc.  Well, I just returned from 10 HOURS at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia and I am SO TIRED.  But I know I won’t be able to sleep if I don’t post something for you to […]

Colonial Williamsburg

Yesterday we decided that there was still too much to see so we can’t go home just yet.  We haven’t run out of clean clothes, so why not?  We spent the entire day taking in the sights of Colonial Williamsburg, without a thrill ride or water slide in sight.  I saw so many interesting doors […]

Closer Seals

One of my (non-hardware industry) friends commented recently that she’s been reading this blog and can’t believe how complicated doors and hardware are.  It’s true!  There are a thousand ways to screw up a door and I’ve made my share of mistakes over the years, but at this point I often spot problems from across […]

Application-Specific vs. Universal Closers

I received this photo the other day and I knew it was the perfect opportunity to talk about application-specific closers vs. universal closers. The closer in the photo is an LCN 4041-Cush, and because of the Cush arm (built-in stop) it is supposed to be installed on the push side of the door.  I can’t tell why […]

Every Door Needs a Stop

Last weekend I opened the door to a sports facility where my son was attending a birthday party, and I saw an interesting (to me) application.  My three friends scattered when they saw me whip out the camera…I still don’t know why it’s so embarrassing to be seen with someone taking a picture of a […]

Peek-A-Boo…I see you!

Today I went to a jobsite, and on the way there I stopped at a very busy urban rest area of sorts.  I asked an employee at the food court where the restrooms were, and she handed me a token. When I was working on the Trinity Church undercroft project a few years ago, I […]


When this photo arrived in my inbox, I immediately thought the panic was mounted in that position to be operated by someone’s foot.  I couldn’t quite wrap my brain around the latching/unlatching situation…I really think it’s just being used as a pull bar and that there’s no strike installed.  On my next road trip maybe […]

Colonial Williamsburg Revisited

During Chip Falcon’s Road Trip we visited Colonial Williamsburg, and you may have seen my slideshow of the doors and hardware there.  I received quite a few questions from readers about the hardware at CW, so I sent an email to the Architectural Research Department there and I got a return email from Mr. Kenneth Schwarz, whose […]

W Hotel, Boston

I recently went to Boston’s Theatre District to see the W Hotel, a project that I wrote the hardware spec for a few years ago.  The opening date for the hotel is October 22nd, with the condos on the upper floors to follow.  The architectural firm is one I’ve worked with many times – TRO/Jung Brannen.   Whenever I’ve mentioned this […]

What’s wrong with this picture?

If you regularly check this site to find out what’s new and exciting in the world of doors and hardware, you may have occasionally experienced a server error.  Yesterday I asked the web hosting company to move the site to a more stable server to avoid these errors, which they agreed to do at midnight.  I […]

Is this your idea of *fun*??

I just said to my husband, “I’ve got to post something *fun* on the blog tonight.”  I figured that after a couple of very technical, code-heavy posts, we all needed a break.  He looked at me like I had two heads…I guess this isn’t his idea of fun. So here it is…door and hardware fun. I saw […]

“Look Out Beloooow!!!”

Just when I think I’ve seen it all, someone always surprises me.  I received this photo today, and at first I couldn’t really tell what was going on.  Then I realized that the pipe has been cut to length to act as a hold-open.  That’s a first!  When I asked what was holding the pipe […]

In Case of Smoke…

I’ve seen plenty of inventive hold-open devices on fire-rated doors, but I’ve never seen instructional signage to go along with them!  Coincidentally, I received photos of a chain hold-open and the signage for a chain hold-open on the same day from two different people.  The photos are not from the same facility or even the […]

Doors of North Conway

Last week I spent a couple of days in North Conway, New Hampshire, and I came back with some souvenir photos of the Doors Gone Wrong that were scattered around town.  North Conway is a beautiful vacation destination and a fun place to visit, but I can find bad hardware in the most picturesque of […]

Break Glass?

I’ve heard of a break glass switch in relation to security, but this is a new one from one of my favorite sites to look at when I need a break from doors:  The site reminds me of some of my husband’s handiwork.  🙂 You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content.

Just for Fun…

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Build Boston

I spent 10 hours yesterday attending seminars (or waiting for the next one to start) at Build Boston, the largest regional convention and trade show for the design and construction industry. There were over 200 workshops and 250 exhibitors, and I saw lots of architect and specifier friends, not to mention enough door and hardware […]

Not a Door

The cool thing about writing a blog from my little office within a very large company is that I write about whatever strikes me at the time. Unlike many corporate bloggers, I am not told what to write about and my posts aren’t approved before they’re posted. I’m grateful that I have that freedom, because […]

Emergency Axe – Last Resort Only

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about Urban Exploration – the art/hobby of exploring abandoned or off-limits buildings, tunnels, etc. One of the urban explorers that I struck up a conversation with sent me a link to these photos which I thought were pretty interesting. This is a freezer door, and apparently […]

Wicked Restroom Doors

It’s been 40 days since I’ve mentioned a ladies room, and I just saw an application that I can’t resist posting about. I played hooky today with my daughter and a friend to go see a production of Wicked at the Providence Performing Arts Center.  We arrived as the show was about to start, but […]


I’m having a couple of days of R & R in Burlington, Vermont, but the Doors of Burlington post will have to wait for a day when the weather is less inclement, or at least when I have a designated driver so I can hunt for doors from a moving vehicle. It has been tough […]

Stainless Steel

Last week I was able to squeeze in one last visit to the Museum of Fine Arts before security became so tight that I wouldn’t be allowed inside until I could enter as a paying customer sometime in 2010.  After working on this project for almost 5 years, it gave me a thrill to see […]

Interesting Place for an ASA Strike

I have heard from some code officials that annual fire door assembly inspections aren’t feasible because there are too many fire doors, or aren’t necessary because the building inspectors and fire marshals already have it covered.  The application below caught my eye on the way into my hotel the other other night.  It’s the fire […]

European Aluminum Doors

I have recently run into aluminum doors on a few different projects which have unusually small jambs – the jamb depth of the aluminum extrusion is very close to the door thickness.  So imagine a 2″ thick aluminum door and a jamb that is just a little wider than that. It’s extremely difficult to use […]

Full Surface Hinge

I’ve been writing a lot about fire doors lately, and specifically about what bad condition many existing fire doors are in.  The codes have always required fire doors to be kept in good working order, but with the specific requirement for the annual inspection of fire doors it will hopefully bring more of these deficiencies […]

<90 Degrees - Follow-Up

A while back, I had a couple of posts about a door that opened less than 90 degrees.  I received a photo of the application that inspired the original question, and I think based on the feedback I received from code officials and the fact that the clear opening width is 32 1/4″, this application […]

Museum Hardware

Two of my defining projects as a hardware consultant have been the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.  One of our other specwriters, Greg Thomson, currently has two museum projects in progress – the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard. […]

Another Ladies’ Room (and Ladies)

I get a little self-conscious when I’m taking photos of doors because I think people are probably wondering why in the world I would be doing that.  I haven’t been approached by Security yet, but I’m sure that day will come. Tonight I was at a hotel for the New England Chapter DHI meeting, and […]

The Gift of Hardware

Long before I started this blog, I had a personal one for my friends and family to keep up on what’s going on in our household.  Usually, I don’t mix the two…most of my friends and family aren’t very interested in door hardware, and I’m not sure I want my colleagues knowing that I sometimes […]

Hotel Meeting Rooms

It’s a little scary how excited I get when I find photos in my inbox…mostly because it makes the subsequent post pretty easy and I don’t have to try to make the doors I see during my own wanderings meaningful.  I received these photos from one of our esteemed trainers, who travels around teaching people […]

Middle School Entrance

Last night I went to a presentation at one of our 3 local middle schools, which I’m guessing was built in the 70’s.  What struck me right away was that the exterior doors are all about 10′ tall, and the interiors are about 9′ with a transom panel above.  What a strange application for a […]

I'm Back!

I apologize for the shortage of posts last week.  I spent most of the week in Indianapolis (where our main office is located) or in transit to or from Indy.  Believe it or not, the hardware at the hotel wasn’t really blogworthy, although I did see some fire-rated doors without coordinators (ho-hum).  The door to […]

Construction Zone

I know you’re probably anxious for me to get back to the smoke series, but it’s Mothers’ Day so I’m going to take one more day off.  Instead I’m posting the photos below, which I took yesterday at the local college campus center.  Our school was using their function room for a fundraiser, and this […]

Please Do Not Sit

My old buddy George Nimee used to tell a story about a school custodian who put black grease on the top of all the closer arms in the school.  When the kids jumped up and grabbed the closer arm their hands would get all greasy, they’d wipe their hands on their shirts, and the custodian […]

Dutch Door

I know I’m supposed to be talking about smoke doors but each of those posts takes quite a bit of research time.  I’m headed out of town tomorrow for a meeting about fire door inspection, so I’ll get back to the smoke doors later in the week. I played hooky this morning and went on […]

TJ Bracket

When someone wants to install an electromagnetic lock on the pull side of the door, I feel like it’s my civic duty to warn them that the installation will not be pretty.  I was finally able to get a photo of this application in the T.F. Green Airport today, so I’ll be able to use […]

Tiny Closer

I think these are about the tiniest closers I’ve ever seen.  One was obviously not enough to get the bathroom door closed, so another one was added.  The door still wouldn’t close, so the closer was flipped around and mounted the opposite way.  The door STILL wouldn’t close, AND the sound of the closers was […]

Retrofit Dogging Pin

I’ve seen lots of creative ways of dogging fire exit hardware, but this one gets an “E” for Effort (along with an “F” for Fail).  These devices are on fire doors in a hotel ballroom, and while someone went to great lengths on this modification, these doors are supposed to be self-latching to compartmentalize the […]

Sortie D’Urgence. Briser et Presser.

This is a new one.  Translation: “Emergency Exit. Break and Press.” I don’t think so. Photo courtesy of Pierre-André Couture , Consultant Solutions d’Ouvertures, St Nicolas Québec. You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content.

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Every day I find a new excuse to avoid reading and writing about smoke doors.  I swear I’ll get back to them, but as construction gets rolling again we’re getting really busy. My latest excuse arrived via email this morning.  Some of my friends just went to Paris, and one of them sent me a […]

Actuator Kludge

After that last post I think we all need a break.  Here’s a “fix” from You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this content.

Gravity Closer

I think I’m onto something…asking everyone to send their vacation photos of oddball hardware applications has already netted me several, including this photo of a gravity closer from Quebec City.  The cable goes from the face of the door, through the pulley that the brown outfit is hanging on, then through another pulley and attaches […]

Another Gravity Closer

I’m off to Carmel this week so it’s going to be a busy one.  I don’t know if I’ll get to the next smoke door post but I’ll post some more application photos to tide you over.  Here’s another gravity closer with a bonus padlock on a temperature rise egress door.  And before someone comments […]

Bungee Closer

I swear, this blog is not going to become a collection of photos that can be found elsewhere on the web, but since two people sent me this photo today and it’s pretty horrible, I just have to post it.  It’s another one from, which is a really funny collection of weird stuff that […]

Olive Knuckle / Paumelle Hinges

I haven’t thought much about these since I was in DHI school (a really long time ago), but today I saw two types of paumelle hinges along with some olive knuckle hinges in the same facility.  Beautiful hinges, but a very tough door and frame prep. You need to login or register to bookmark/favorite this […]

Piano Storage

Last night’s CSI meeting was a tour of the recently-completed Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Massachusetts.  It was kind of a hike especially with the threat of traffic problems, but I thought I might be able to get some good door pictures. I’m so glad I went!  There were some really interesting door applications, […]

Curved Doors

Here’s another door from the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Massachusetts.  It’s actually a curved door from the existing building attached to a new door.  Because of the thickness of the two doors, wide throw hinges were used.  Wide throw hinges are typically used when more clearance is required behind the door when open […]

Notre Dame des Victoires

After my request for readers to send me photos of hardware applications seen on their summer vacations, I received some photos of the entrance doors to the  Notre Dame des Victoires Church in Quebec City, Canada.  The church was erected in 1688, and is Quebec’s oldest stone church. To the untrained eye, these look like […]

Scissor Pull

I find this cool in a freaky sort of way. I was searching the internet for something completely different, and I saw this blog post about a door pull shaped like a giant pair of scissors. The blogger is in the Netherlands. Through the miracle of Google Street View, you can see the exact street […]

Hospital Hardware

I’m sorry I’ve been incommunicado this week…sometimes life gets in the way of hardware.  When I agreed to lend a hand to my sister-in-law during the birth of my niece, I had no idea it would take 4 days!  The good news is that my niece has arrived, and I was able to spend 4 […]

Locked In!

We’re on our annual summer road trip, although I didn’t have the stamina to listen to the kids bicker all the way to Florida so it’s a much shorter trip than last year.  Before anyone asks, I don’t have a single piece of hardware with me on this trip. We’re staying in a pretty sketchy […]

Fort Williams Park – Cape Elizabeth, Maine

I’m on vacation in Maine, and the doors are few and far between.  Today we went to Fort Williams Park, which has some really interesting buildings including the ruins of the Goddard Mansion, and the Portland Headlight (described as the most photographed lighthouse in the world).  Scattered around the park are various batteries and other […]

Deer Stand

As I said in my last post, I’m on vacation and I just spent a long weekend in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.  We’re lucky to have friends who own a little piece of heaven and let us come to visit on occasion.  I spent the weekend taking naps, watching the kids swim in the […]

Stud Hold-Open

Today’s the last day of my vacation, and I’m headed to Woburn to get my computer fixed, and then leaving for the weekend armed with a set of plans for a project I’m revising.  That doesn’t sound very vacationish to me, but it goes with the territory. By the way…I noticed this on my website […]

Force = Mass x Acceleration

Since it’s one hour until Friday and I’ve had a very long week trying to catch up from being on vacation, here’s some door-humor (yes, really).  It’s an automatic door on the Columbia University Physics building.  The auto operator was being replaced with an LCN Senior Swing, but the installers were struggling through the installation […]

When is a door not a door?

When it’s aJAR, of course! Or when it’s a wall, like the door below.  This door is in a dance studio in a converted mill building.  I guess I’ve been so focused on my favorite instructor (Hi Ali!) that it took me a while to notice it, but as you can see, the door has […]

Reader Photos

Some creative and unusual hardware applications sent in by blog readers: From James Caron of Kamco Supply of New England, a rated elevator door with deactivated spring hinges and a luggage cart just in case they suddenly became self-closing again, and a mismatched mag-holder and armature location rectified with a chain: Sent by Bob Caron […]

Old Sturbridge Village

If you haven’t been to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, you’re missing out on some great old hardware applications.  They recently had an exhibit of antique door pulls, and as soon as my first-grader saw it he said, “Mom!  I think you’re going to want to get out your camera!”  🙂 In addition to […]

Planetarium Exit

When I need inspiration for what to write about and nobody has sent me a good code question that day, all I have to do is look back at my photos from family outings.  That’s sad, I know.  🙂 During the summer I took the kids to a children’s museum that had a planetarium.  The […]

Faux Stone

To finish up my spontaneous series on the children’s museum, here are a few of the faux-painted doors we saw there.  I think these are even harder to distinguish as doors (when they’re closed) than the planetarium exit. The doors in the second and third photos have an applied panel so the stone is not […]

The Coliseum

You wouldn’t think that a fair would be a great place for door-hunting, but I saw the doors below at The Big E last weekend.  There’s a lot going on here – sliding, folding, and swinging doors serving a giant assembly occupancy.  This reminds of many scenarios dreamed up by architects that I’ve advised strongly […]

Back to School

I received these photos last week and I didn’t have much advice…maybe someone else does.  These are classroom doors in a school for autistic children, and the extra locksets are due to the special needs of the students.  The students are unable to retract both latches at the same time (if they can even reach […]

Coat Hooks

A couple of weeks ago, someone called to ask me where in the codes it states that 12 coat hooks can not be mounted on a 90-minute rated wood door.  I have to admit, that was a new one. I have  no idea how or why someone would mount 12 coat hooks on one door.  They […]

Surgical Suite Entry

I have been amazed and touched by the number of people who actually read my Good News/Bad News post all the way to the end and took the time to call or email me about my daughter’s surgery.  Thank you so much for your care and concern.  It has been a tough week and an […]

Reader Photos: Cruise Ship Doors

I have received SO MANY reader photos lately – THANK YOU!  Jim White of Doornorth & Millwork Specialties sent me a whole bunch of door photos from a recent cruise that he went on.  I think I need to go do some research! Does anyone know what the little hinged panel is at the bottom […]

The Parthenon – Nashville, Tennessee

I’ve been to Nashville a few times, but somehow I missed seeing the replica of the Parthenon while I was there.  Luckily I received some reader photos of the gigantic doors there, and I also found some photos on Flickr and obtained permission to share them here.  Nashville’s replica of the Parthenon was originally built for Tennessee’s 1897 Centennial […]

Antique Hardware Identification

[I added an update at the bottom of this post!] Today I ran across a couple of photos of an unidentified piece of hardware on an amazing photography blog –  The site contains thousands of high definition photos, most from between 1850 and 1950.  The images are so detailed I could explore them for […]

Reader Photos

I received lots of reader photos while I was going on and on about hotel doors.  Here they are! From Mark Lineberger of Valley Doors & Hardware, a view of a bottom latch that most people never see.  I wonder how many bottom latches on rated doors are actually able to engage in the strike.  […]

Casino Wrap-Up

Considering how many photos I took of doors during my Mommy’s weekend at Foxwoods, it’s a good thing I’m not a gambler.  I wouldn’t have had any time to check out the doors if I was stuck at the slots.  I can’t imagine what Las Vegas will be like…I hope I don’t get arrested like […]

Carpet (Touch)Pad

I’m in Las Vegas for a meeting that starts in a couple of days, and I’m pretty sure I could find enough cool and creative doors here to last me for a few months. Today we visited Red Rock Canyon (not a lot of doors there), the Hoover Dam (more doors there than you’d think), […]

WW: Vertical(?) Rods

Thank goodness it’s Wordless Wednesday because I have no words for these photos.  Well, no words other than – deadbolts aren’t allowed on double-egress doors, and UL listed hardware can’t be modified.  Believe it or not, these exit devices actually work (as long as the deadbolt isn’t engaged!). Do you know someone who would like […]

Black Tie Affair

You just never know what’s going to show up in my inbox.  Last week I received the clipping below from Jim Bystry of Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies. Jim said he received it from Sue Shapiro of Bell Hardware in Klamath Falls, Oregon.  I’m guessing Jim’s had it laying around for a while because it’s dated […]

Unidentified Closer(?)

I received these photos a couple of weeks ago and we’ve been trying to determine whether this is a door closer, or possibly a lever-action shock for an old car.  It was being used in an underwater application and needs to be replaced.  Does it look familiar to you?  If you know someone who might […]

WW: Everywhere I Go

I think I may need therapy. I was looking for a specific photo on my phone and here’s what I found instead.  As I was taking almost all of these photos, there was a friend, child, or stranger looking at me like I was weird.  🙂 A blocked exit at the craft show in the […]

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