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van kannel brass revolving door unit

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van kannel brass revolving door unit

25,000.00

1 available

AA# 48234

Circa: 1910
Condition: Very good
Material: Brass
Finish: Original
Country of origin: USA

Dimensions:

Individual doors: 39” wide x 88.25” tall x 2” deep
Assembled doors: 80.25” wide x 88.25” tall
Complete unit with shell: 84” wide x 103” tall

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This incredibly unique and rare Van Kannel revolving door unit is made of handsome brass and features a patina that needs to be seen to believe. These particular revolving doors were salvaged from the Public Ledger building in Philadelphia. Please note that there are additional doors and center spindles available. Please call for for more information.

In high-rise buildings of the late 19th century, regular exterior doors were hard to open because there was a slight vacuum caused by air flowing upwards through stairwells, elevator shafts and chimneys. So a Philadelphia inventor named Theophilus Van Kannel came up with a new type of door that was easy to open and also saved heat in the winter: the revolving door. Revolving doors were soon found in all manner of buildings all over the world, including the Waldorf Astoria in New York and the Hotel Regina in Paris. The Van Kannel Company motto was "Always Open, Always Closed."

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