Fire Door, 60" x 58", 1918 Industrial, Galvanized Steel, Corrugated

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This incredible, industrial fire door was salvaged from a historic furniture plant in Lexington, North Carolina. The door was manufactured by Merchant & Evans Co. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It measures 5 feet wide, 4.8 feet tall and is full of interesting detail, corrugated, galvanized steel body, original brass manufacturer's plaque, unique brackets, and original pull handles. The pulls show the manufacturer's initials, "M & E - P", in relief. The door includes rolling hardware.

This door could be used as a door, room partition, headboard or as large piece of dimensional, industrial art.

An M & E catalogue from 1918 describes the composition of the door as, "cross-laid corrugated [steel] sheets on the reinforced frame, makes the Evans Almetl Door by far the best and strongest on the market; while the absence of any wood core makes it considerably lighter than the standard three-ply tin-clad fire door."

The corrugation is configured horizontally on one side and vertical on the other, providing structural rigidity.

History: The door was salvaged from a structure known as Lexington Furniture, Plant 1. Today, Lexington Furniture has consolidated this building's processes with a second plant and are still in business. The oldest parts of LFI Plant 1 date back to 1901 when it was then operated by Dixie Furniture. The door was salvaged from a section of the plant that was undergoing renovation.

Condition: Authentic and expected dents, dings, scuffs and patina. A sheet of steel has been bolted to one side of the door to secure and support an arm that appears to have been added as a locking mechanism. As expected with zinc-coated, galvanized steel, minimal corrosion and rust.

The salvage of Lexinton Furniture was featured on season 8, episode 2 of the DiY network show, "Salvage Dawgs".

Weight: 116 lbs,
Measurements: 57.5H x 5.5D x 60W. 
Rolling hardware dimensions: 21"H x 3"D x 5"W. Hardware rises 9.125"h above door when mounted.

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