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PEELLE 

FREIGHT flEVATOR* DUMBWAITER* INDUSTRIAnNTRANCE 




THE PEELLE COMPANY* BROOKLYN, N.Y 



PEELLE DOORS 

AND PEELLE ENGINEERING & SALES POLICY 



• TYPES OF DOORS 

THE PEELLE COMPANY manufactures doors for three classes of openings— freight elevators, dumbwaiters 
and industrial or commercial building entrances. All Peelle Doors are made to order to fit the size of the openings 
and space requirements of each job. 

All Peelle Doors can be executed in any architectural design and in any of the commercial metals or alloys, in 
hollow metal, or in sheet metal over wood. 



FREIGHT ELEVATOR DOORS 

Consist of two vertically sliding leaves, one balancing the other. They are installed on the shaft side of the 
opening. They serve to protect the openings of fire-proof freight elevator shafts and are ruggedly built to with- 
stand the constant heavy trucking of freight elevator traffic. Peelle Freight Elevator Doors may be either motor- 
ized or arranged for manual operation. 



PEELLE ENTRANCE DOORS 

Are made in three types-Horizontal Slide Type, Telco Sliding Type and Bi-Fold Type-for openings in garages 
and at platforms or vehicle entrances in commercial or industrial buildings. They are not made in standard stock 
sizes but are made to order only. Large size doors are provided with remote control and motorized operation. 

PEELLE DUMBWAITER DOORS 

Are of the counterbalanced type, mounted in steel guides with a combination pressed metal frame and trim. 
The upper leaf slides up while the lower leaf slides down. The entire unit is assembled at the factory, ready 
for building into the masonry wall while the shaft is being built. The standard door is furnished with a flush 
panel design, but special designs may be made as desired. 

• PEELLE ENGINEERING SERVICE 

Peelle Engineering Service will gladly study any door problems, and make recommendations as to the proper 
doors for the Service. Competent engineering service may be secured, without obligation, from any Peelle District 
Offices listed on the back cover of this catalog. 

• PEELLE SALES POLICY 

THE PEELLE COMPANY'S interest in any door installation does not end when the installation is completed. 
They are always interested in perfect operation and complete satisfaction to the users. 

• PEELLE SERVICE TO THE OWNER 

The Peelle Doors are a part of your mechanical plant equipment, and, like all heavy duty equipment, proper 
servicing is essential. We recommend that they be inspected regularly by an experienced Peelle service man, as he 
is thoroughly familiar with Peelle door maintenance. Consult the nearest Peelle District Office. 

In case of replacement of any parts of a Peelle Door, use only genuine Peelle parts, which are always carried 
in stock. 

^ PEELLE GUARANTEE 

All Peelle Doors are installed with a two-year guarantee. Defective parts, or workmanship, will be replaced 
by THE PEELLE COMPANY. 



THE PEELLE COMPANY • 4? stewart ave 

BROOKLYN. N. Y 

A MEMBER OF THE PRODUCERS' COUNCIL. INC. • Telephone: STagg 2-0366 

For District Offices, See Back Cover 

Copyrighted. 1935 



PEELLE FREIGHT ELEVATOR DOORS 



REGULAR TYPE (patented) see Pages 6 and 7 

Regular Type Doors are used wherever spandrel heights 
above and below the openings in the shaft are of sufl&cient 
height to provide unobstructed space for the doors to open 
fully. The minimum spandrel height must be equal to one- 
half the opening height plus 6 ins. 

These doors operate in one vertical plane. 

The guides are continuous. The upper leaf of one door 
operates in the same guide as the lower leaf of the door 
above, and vice versa. Only one door in a series is open 
at a time. 

PASS TYPE (PATENTED) See Pages 8 and 9 

Pass Type Doors may be used where spandrel heights 
above and below openings are insufficient to take each door 
leaf when opened, without encroaching on the openings 
above and below. The minimum spandrel height required 
is 10 ins. 

The two leaves of each door operate in separate vertical 
planes, each leaf having separate guides. This construction 
permits the lower leaf of one door to pass in front of the 
upper leaf of the door below, while the upper leaf passes 
behind the lower leaf of the door above. The space between 
the upper leaf of each pass type door and the shaft wall at 
the lintel is closed with a hinged movable lintel. 

SELF-SEALING TYPE (patented) see Pages 10 and 11 

Seals against sound, smoke, odors, dust, and draughts. 

Self-Sealing Doors may be used for any shaft open- 
ing where the spandrel height is at least 18 ins. 

Both leaves of Self-Sealing Doors when closed make 
actual contact with the frame of the shaft opening at both 
sides, top, and bottom. 

Self -Sealing Doors effectually seal the shaft openings 
against draughts, sounds, odors, dust, and smoke. 

When opening, the leaves have an offsetting motion so 
that, when the spandrel height is less than half the opening 
height plus 6 ins., the doors will overlap the shaft doors 
above and below on the shaft side. 

Self-Sealing Doors are recommended for use on service 
elevators in office buildings, hotels, department stores, and 
hospitals, as well as for general freight elevator use. 

ELEVATOR CAR GATES 

Vertical Sliding Counterweighted Units 

Peelle Elevator Car Gates are made in a single vertically 
sliding unit and are counterbalanced with weights. The 
necessary guides are erected on the car platform and these 
must be the height of the shaft opening plus the height of 
the gate. Car gates are usually 6 ft. high unless otherwise 
required by safety codes. 

Peelle Car Gates are constructed of 11-gauge wire mesh, 
set into steel angle frames with vertical and horizontal 
reinforcements. 

Peelle Car Gates are usually motorized in all cases. 
When used in conjunction with motorized doors, the gates 
open and close simultaneously with the doors, and are con- 
trolled from the same push buttons. 

Car gates, when used in conjunction with manually 
operated doors, should be motorized so that the elevator 
operator will not lose the time required to operate the car 
gates. 

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Self-Sealing Type 




Peelle Elevator Car Gates 



PEELLE ENTRANCE DOORS 




Horizontal Slide Type 




Telco Slide Type 




Bi-Fold Type 



MADE ONLY TO SPECIAL ORDER 

The types of doors illustrated below are not 
stocked doors, but are designed and made to fit each 
special condition. They are made in any material 
desired. 

HORIZONTAL SLIDING TYPE 

This is the simplest type of entrance door, where 
the space conditions permit its use. The minimum 
clear height required over the opening is 13 in., and 
the horizontal dimension on one side must equal the 
opening, plus 6 in., and 6 in. is required on the 
opposite side. 

There are practically no limitations to the design 
of these doors or the materials from which the doors 
are made. 

The most practical and economical construction 
for these doors is wood. 

TELCO SLIDING TYPE 

Peelle Telco Doors are made in two leaves coun- 
terbalanced by weights. They slide up at a ratio of 
2 to 1. This type of door is recommended wherever 
there is sufficient space overhead and at the jambs 
to permit its installation. 

The overhead clearance required for the installa- 
tion of this door is one half the opening height plus 
19 in. The minimum jamb clearances are 4 in. on 
one side, and 12 in. on the opposite side, for doors 
under 15 ft. 0 in. wide. For doors exceeding 15 ft. 
0 in. in either width or height, refer to THE PEELLE 
COMPANY for space requirements. 

These doors are usually motorized, but may be 
made for manual operation. 

BI-FOLD TYPE 

Bi-Fold Doors consist of two leaves horizontally 
hinged to each other, the upper leaf being also hinged 
to the head of the opening. The leaves fold together 
as they swing up while opening. 

These doors are recommended wherever space 
limitations prevent the use of either a Horizontal Slide 
or a Telco Slide Door. 

These doors may be motorized, or manually 
operated. 



DUMBWAITER DOORS 



See Pages 14 and 15 



Peelle 
Dumbwaiter 
Doors 




The Peelle Dumbwaiter Door unit is a counter- 
balanced door mounted in steel guides with a com- 
bination pressed metal frame and rim. The entire 
unit is assembled in the factory, ready for building 
into the masonry wall while the shaft is being built. 

The door operates on the inside of the shaft, and 
takes up no floor space in opening or closing. It may 
be adapted to any floor plan without confliction. Each 
door has a 6-in. observation light so that the dumb- 
waiter is visible with the door closed. 

The doors are insulated to eliminate noise. The 
standard door is furnished with a flush panel design, 
and bears the label of the Underwriters' Labora- 
tories, Inc. 

Standard specifications and construction details 
for all of the above gates and doors may be obtained 
from any district office or the home office. 



PEELLE MOTORIZED 
FREIGHT ELEVATOR DOORS 

DESCRIPTION OF OPERATION 

A pair of motorized sheaves exert the power for open- 
ing and closing each door. The power is applied directly 
to the chains which connect the two halves of the door. 
All rods, arms, and auxiliary devices are eliminated. There 
are no unnecessary moving parts, therefore all of the power 
consumed is applied to door. 

The Peelle Motorized Door eliminates dividing the re- 
sponsibility between a door manufacturer and a door oper- 
ator manufacturer. 

Peelle Motorized Door may be operated manually at 
will. In cases of emergency, when manual operation is 
essential, elevator traffic continues without interruption. It 
is not necessary to disconnect any mechanical or electrical 
parts. During manual operation, the same automatic elec- 
tro-mechanical locking features are retained. Equipment 
is fully protected electrically, which eliminates the possi- 
bility of injuring motors. 



CONSTRUCTION OF MOTORIZED 
SHEAVES 

The Peelle Motorized Sheaves have a large factor of 
safety and are assembled in heavy malleable iron hous- 
ings. The motors are completely enclosed and protected 
from dust, dirt, and all foreign matter. All bearings have 
ground rollers with inner and outer ground races. All bear- 
ings are sealed at the factory after being packed with a 
semi-fluid lubricant. Provision is made for gun lubrication. 

STANDARDIZATION OF MOTORIZED 
SHEAVES 

Peelle Motorized Sheaves are standardized, produced in 
quantities, and carried in stock at all Peelle Branch Offices. 
The same Peelle Motorized Sheaves are used for either 
alternating or direct primary current. When available, 
220-volt 3-phase 60-cycles a-c. is preferred. 

CONTROL 

Doors may be controlled in any manner that elevator 
control or other conditions demand. Doors are usually 
opened automatically as elevator is leveling, or with a 
momentary push button, when independent of elevator con- 
trol, and closed with a constant pressure push button. Clos- 
ing operation may also be controlled by elevator car 
switch. A stop button is always provided to stop doors in 
any position of opening or closing. Suitable automatic 
electro-mechanical interlocks, and cams are provided to 
meet state or municipal codes having jurisdiction. Inter- 
locks require all doors to be closed before elevator can 
operate, and that only the door at which elevator is at rest, 
or leveling, will open. 

COST OF OPERATION 

The cost of operating Peelle Motorized Doors is ex- 
tremely economical. Each door consumes V2 kv-a. The 
current is across the line approximately 3 seconds per 
operation for an 8-ft. high opening. 



PEELLE 
DOORS 




Shaft Side View of Peelle Motorized 
Door 



MAINTENANCE 

Cost of maintenance will not go beyond periodical 
greasing customarily given to elevator equipment. 



SPACE REQUIREMENTS 

To install Peelle Motorized Doors, no provision for 
extra space is required. Space between the elevator and 
shaft wall is the same as for manual doors. In the pent- 
house, no equipment is required that interferes with eleva- 
tor machine and controller layout. Service power lines, a 
cutout switch having 15 amp. fuses, for each line of doors 
is all that need be provided by others. 

WHEN TO USE PEELLE MOTORIZED 
DOORS 

Peelle Motorized Doors may profitably be used where 
any of the following conditions exist: 

All freight elevators having a speed of 150 ft. per min- 
ute or greater. The advantage of high elevator speed is 
lost unless the Peelle Doors are motorized. 

On all self leveling elevators, Peelle Motorized Doors 
open while the elevator is leveling, thereby gaining consid- 
erable time over manual operation. 

On all freight elevators having continuous traffic, 
Peelle Motorized Doors open immediately upon the arrival 
of the elevator at its destination. Opening and closing of 
the doors is not dependent upon physical endurance of the 
elevator operator. As the fatigue of the elevator operator 
increases, the speed of elevator traffic decreases when manu- 
ually operated doors are used. 

On all automatic push button controlled freight ele- 
vators. Cost of automatic elevators is justified only when 
used in conjunction with Peelle Motorized Doors. 

On all elevators having doors at both ends of the shaft. 
Saves the time of the elevator operator walking to the door 
opposite the elevator car control. 

On all elevators used for carrying freight that com- 
pletely fills the elevator platform, which would make the 
latch of a manually operated door inaccessible to the ele- 
vator operator. Elevators may be loaded to capacity when 
the doors are motorized. 

See pages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 for space requirements. 




PEELLE "REGULAR TYPE " 

(PATENTED) 

FREIGHT ELEVATOR DOORS 

• FOR GENERAL USE FOR FREIGHT ELEVATOR OPENINGS IN 
COMMERCIAL OR INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WHERE THE MINI- 
MUM SPANDREL HEIGHT ABOVE AND BELOW THE OPENING 
EQUALS HALF THE HEIGHT OF THE OPENING PLUS 6 INS. 



(1) Scope of Work 

Where indicated on the plans, and in strict accordance with the 
following specifications, furnish, deliver, and erect in complete 
working order, Peelle "Regular Type" counterbalanced freight 
elevator doors and appurtenances, as manufactured by THE 
PEELLE COMPANY, 47 Stewart Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

(2) Work by Others 

(2a) Frames — Steel frames and sills for the freight elevator door 
openings are specified elsewhere. 

(2b) Painting — Finish painting of the freight elevator doors as 
specified elsewhere. 

(2c) Power Supply — Electric service supply of — volts, 3 phase, 
60 cycle; in the penthouse, for the use of freight elevator door 
contractor, is specified elsewhere. 



(3) Doors 

(3a) Construction — Doors shall be constructed of two-ply se- 
lected white pine, nailed, and covered with stretcher leveled, cop- 
per bearing steel, galvanized sheets, design, (select design from 
page 13). Doors shall be bolted into steel angle frames, astragals, 
shoe bars, and malleable iron milled groove shoes. Doors shall 
have movable lintels, where required. Upper edge of each lower 
door shall have a T-bar truckable sill, capable of supporting a 
trucking load equal to capacity of elevator. When door is open, 
truckable sill shall rest on malleable iron, adjustable stops. Doors 
shall run in steel guides, each pair connected with %-in. adjust- 
able turn-buckle rods, with No. 6 rustproof flexible cable chain 
running over double race ball bearing sheaves. 

(3b) Operation — Manual — Doors shall be manually operated, and 
equipped with web strap closers which shall reach to within 6 ft. 
0 in. of floor, when door is open. 

Electric — Each door shall be equipped with Peelle Motorized 
electric operation, having individual motors for each door, and 
shall be entirely within shaft. Operators shall drive both sheaves 
of each door. Provision for emergency manual operation, and 
emergency exit from shaft, accessible from elevator, shall be made. 

(3c) Control — (For Motorized Doors) A push button station for 
each line of doors marked "open," "close," and *'stop," shall be 
placed on elevator within easy reach of elevator operator. Doors 
shall be arranged to open automatically as elevator arrives at a 
landing. Momentary pressure of "open" button shall open a door 
that has been closed without elevator having been moved. Momen- 
tary pressure of "stop" button shall stop the doors in any position. 
Constant pressure of the "close" button shall close doors. Limit 
switches shall terminate the opening and closing the doors. Note: 
Similar push button stations shall be furnished on the room side 
of each door for push button controlled elevators. 



STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS 

are closed and locked, and to prevent the opening of doors ex- 
cepting the one at which the elevator is at rest. An emergency 
release switch shall be placed on elevator car to make the inter- 
locking systems inoperative in case of emergency. 

(5) Car Gates 

(5a) Construction — Vertical sliding steel gates shall be installed 
at open end of each elevator car. Car gates shall be constructed 
of No. 11 gauge, P/^-in. diamond wire mesh, having channel and 
angle iron frames, and equipped with malleable iron, milled 
groove shoes. Gates shall be of regulation height, and shall run 
in steel guides, connected to counterweights with No. 6 rustproof 
cable chain, running over malleable iron, turned groove sheaves. 
Counterweights shall run in steel guides, fully enclosed. 

(5b) Operation — Manual — Car gates shall be manually operated,, 
and equipped with web strap closers which shall reach to within 
6 ft. 0 in. of floor, when gate is open. 

Electric — Car gates shall be equipped with individual electric 
operators similar in design and construction to those specified for 
freight elevator doors. 

(5c) Control — Motorized car gates shall operate simultaneously 
with the doors, and shall be controlled automatically from door 
control stations. 



(6) Wiring 

This specification includes all of the wiring to make a complete 
installation. 



(7) Painting Included 

All material, except metal covering on doors, shall have one shop 
coat of metallic primer. 

(8) Co-operation with Other Trades 

Freight elevator door contractor shall co-operate with other trades 
to obtain the most practical working conditions. 

(9) Shop Drawings 

Complete shop drawings shall be submitted for approval before 
manufacturing. 

(10) Approval 

Entire installation shall meet the approval of The Underwriters'" 
Laboratories, Inc., State and Municipal Codes having jurisdiction.. 



(4) Interlocks 

All doors shall be equipped with the proper electric interlock 
equipment to prevent operation of elevator unless all of the doors 



(11) Guarantee 

Entire installation shall be guaranteed by the manufacturer for a 
period of two years against defects in workmanship and materialis. 



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DETAILS OF PEELLE 

"REGULAR TYPE" 

FREIGHT ELEVATOR DOORS 

• TYPE SHOWN IS METAL CLAD. FOR OTHER TYPES 
OF SURFACES AND DESIGNS, SEE PAGE 13 



Schedule of "A" Dimensions 
("A") Is Reversible 

MOTORIZED DOORS— Any width of opening, car 
switch elevator, 11 and 12 ins. Exception — State of 
Cahfornia, 11 and 13 ins. 

MANUAL DOORS— Openings up to 8 ft. 0 ins. wide, 
7 ins. each side. Openings over 8 ft. 0 ins. wide, any 
elevator, 9 ins. each side. 



SHAFT ELEVATION 

A , OPENING WIDTH ., A 




.inside of elevator car , 
"Same as width of opening 



PLAN SECTION 




VERTICAL SECTION 



CONSTRUCTION DETAILS 

Details show construction of doors and spaces required in 
elevator shaft for installation of Regular Type Doors. 

Minimum Spandrel Height — Is one half the opening height 
plus 6 ins. for either motorized, or manually operated doors. 
Where Regular Type Doors are used, the spandrel height at one 
floor limits the height of opening at that floor, and also height of 
opening at floor immediately above. 

Minimum Jamb Return Space — Is measured horizontally on 
inside of shaft, from jamb of opening to return wall or nearest 
obstruction. For manually operated Regular Type Doors it varies 
from 7 to 9 ins., and for Motorized Doors it varies from 11 ins. 
to 12 ins. In special cases where these jamb returns are not avail- 
able, consult THE PEELLE COMPANY. 

Car Clearance — From flush shaft wall to edge of elevator 
platform is 4'')4 ins. total for Regular Type Doors, SV2 ins. for the 
truckable sill of the door, plus 1% ins. running clearance for the 
elevator. Running clearance of elevator may, in case of emer- 
gency, be reduced to % ins., giving total clearance of 4^4 ins. 
For normal tolerances in shaft construction, 4*% ins. total clear- 
ance should be allowed in all cases wherever possible. 

Minimum Pit Depth — Is one half the opening height of bot- 
tom landing shaft opening, plus 3 ins. 

For design of doors, see page 13. For shaft opening frame 
details, see page 12. For interlocks and description of electrical 
apparatus of motorized doors, see page 5. 



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(1) Scope of Work 



Where indicated on the plans, and in strict accordance with the 
following specifications, furnish, deliver, and erect in complete 
working order, Peele Pass Type freight elevator doors and appur- 
tenances, as manufactured by THE PEELLE COMPANY, 47 
Stewart Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

(2) Work by Others 

(2a) Frames — Steel frames and sills for the freight elevator 
door openings are specified elsewhere. 

(2b) Painting — Finish painting of the freight elevator doors as 
specified elsewhere. 

(2c) Power Supply — Electric service supply of — volts, 3 phase, 
60 cycle; in the penthouse, for the use of freight elevator door 
contractor, is specified elsewhere. 

(3) Doors 

(3a) Construction — Doors shall be constructed of two-ply se- 
lected white pine, nailed, and covered with stretcher leveled, cop- 
per bearing steel, galvanized sheets, design, (select design from 
page 13). Doors shall be bolted into steel angle frames, astragals, 
shoe bars, and malleable iron milled groove shoes. Doors shall 
have movable lintels, where required. Upper edge of each lower 
door shall have a T-bar truckable sill, capable of supporting a 
trucking load equal to capacity of elevator. When door is open, 
truckable sill shall rest on malleable iron, adjustable stops. Doors 
shall run in steel guides, each pair connected with %-in. adjust- 
able turn-buckle rods, with No. 6 rustproof flexible cable chain 
running over double race ball bearing sheaves. 

(3b) Operation — Manual — Doors shall be manually operated, and 
equipped with web strap closers which shall reach to within 6 ft. 
0 in. of floor, when door is open. 

Electric — Each door shall be equipped with Peelle Motorized elec- 
tric operation, having individual motors for each door, and shall 
be entirely within shaft. Operators shall drive both sheaves of 
each door. Provision for emergency manual operation, and emer- 
gency exit from shaft, accessible from elevator, shall be made. 

(3c) Control — (For Motorized Doors) A push button station 
for each line of doors marked "open," "close," and "stop," shall 
be placed on elevator within easy reach of elevator operator. 
Doors shall be arranged to open automatically as elevator arrives 
at a landing. Momentary pressure of "open" button shall open 
a door that has been closed without elevator having been moved. 
Momentary pressure of "stop" button shall stop the doors in any 
position. Constant pressure of the "close" button shall close 
doors. Limit switches shall terminate the opening and closing 
the doors. Note: Similar push button stations shall be furnished 
on the room side of each door for push button controlled elevators. 



PEELLE PASS TYPE (patented) 
FREIGHT ELEVATOR DOORS 

• FOR GENERAL USE FOR FREIGHT ELEVATOR OPENINGS IN 
COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND OTHER TYPES OF BUILD- 
INGS WHERE THE MINIMUM SPANDREL HEIGHT IS 10 INS. 

At Left: 

Peelle Motorized Door and Car Gate on 60,000 Lb. 
Freight Elevator, N. Y. Port Authority Inland Terminal 

STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS 

are closed and locked, and to prevent the opening of doors ex- 
cepting the one at which the elevator is at rest. An emergency 
release switch shall be placed on elevator car to make the inter- 
locking systems inoperative in case of emergency. 



(5) Car Gates 

(5a) Construction — Vertical sliding steel gates shall be installed 
at open end of each elevator car. Car gates shall be constructed 
of No. 11 gauge, IMj-in. diamond wire mesh, having channel and 
angle iron frames, and equipped with malleable iron, milled 
groove shoes. Gates shall be of regulation height, and shall run 
in steel guides, connected to counterweights with No. 6 rustproof 
cable chain, running over malleable iron, turned groove sheaves. 
Counterweights shall run in steel guides, fully enclosed. 

(5b) Operation — Manual — Car gates shall be manually operated, 
and equipped with web strap closers which shall reach to within 
6 ft. 0 in. of floor, when gate is open. 

Electric — Car gate shall be equipped with individual electric 
operators similar in design and construction to those specified 
for freight elevator doors. 

(5c) Control — Motorized car gates shall operate simultaneously 
with the doors, and shall be controlled automatically from door 
control stations. 



(6) Wiring 

This specification includes all of the wiring to make a complete 
installation. 



(7) Painting Included 

All material, except metal covering on doors, shall have one shop 
coat of metallic primer. 

(8) Co-operation with Other Trades 

Freight elevator door contractor shall co-operate with other trades 
to obtain the most practical working conditions. 

(9) Shop Drawings 

Complete shop drawings shall be submitted for approval before 
manufacturing, 

(10) Approval 

Entire installation shall meet the approval of the Underwriters' 
Laboratories, Inc., State and Municipal Codes having jurisdiction. 



(4) Interlocks 

All doors shall be equipped with the proper electric interlock 
equipment to prevent operation of elevator unless all of the doors 



(11) Guarantee 

Entire installation shall be guaranteed by the manufacturer for a 
period of two years against defects in workmanship and materials. 



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DETAILS OF PEELLE 

PASS TYPE (PATENTED) 

FREIGHT ELEVATOR DOORS 



• TYPE SHOWN IS METAL CLAD. FOR OTHER TYPES 
OF SURFACES AND DESIGNS, SEE PAGE 13 



Schedule of "A" Dimensions 
("A") Is Reversible 



MOTORIZED DOORS— Any width of opening, car 
Bwitch elevator, 11 and 12 ins. Exception — State of 
California, 11 and 13 ins. 

MANUAL DOORS — Openings up to 8 ft. 0 ins. wide, 

7 ins. one side, 9 ins. opposite side. Openings over 

8 ft. 0 ins. wide, all elevators, 9 ins. each side. 



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FIN. FLOOR 




SHAFT ELEVATION 

A ,, OPENING WIDTH , A 



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SAME AS WIDTH OF OPENING 



PLAN SECTION 



FIN. 
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VERTICAL SECTION 



CONSTRUCTION DETAILS 

Details show construction of doors and spaces required in 
elevator shaft for installation of Peelle Pass Type Doors. 

Minimum Spandrel Height — Is 10 ins. for either motorized, 
or manually operated doors. Where variation in spandrel heights 
for same line of shaft doors requires Pass Type Doors at some 
floors, and Regular Type Doors at other floors, regular door truck- 
able sills are extended to take up same space in shaft as Pass 
Type Doors. All shaft walls shall be flush the full height of shaft. 
Regular Type Doors with extended sills are shown in vertical 
section. 

Minimum Jamb Return — Is measured horizontally on inside 
of shaft, from jamb of opening to side wall of shaft or nearest 
obstruction. For manually operated Pass Type Doors it varies 
from 8 to 10 ins., and for Motorized Doors, from 11 ins. to 12 ins. 
In special cases where these return spaces are not available, con- 
sult THE PEELLE COMPANY. 

Car Clearance — From flush shaft wall to edge of elevator 
platform is 6V2 ins. total for Pass Type Doors, 5^/4 ins. for truck- 
able sill of door, plus PA ins. running clearance for elevator. 
Running clearance for elevator may, in cases of emergency, be 
reduced to % in., in which case total clearance would be 6 ins. 
For normal tolerances in shaft construction, 6V2 ins. total car 
clearance should be allowed in all cases wherever possible. 

Minimum Pit Depth — Is one half the opening height of the 
bottom landing shaft opening, plus 3 ins. 

For designs of door, see page 13. For shaft opening frame 
details, see page 12. For interlocks and description of electrical 
apparatus for motorized doors, see page 5. 




Horizontal Section 
THROUGH PEELLE METAL CLAD DOORS 




(1) Scope of Work 

Where indicated on the plans, and in strict accordance "with the 
following specifications, furnish, deliver, and erect in complete 
working order, Peelle Self-Sealing Type freight elevator doors and 
appurtenances, as manufactured by THE PEELLE COMPANY, 
47 Stewart Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. They shall be designed so 
that both leaves of each door when closed shall make contact with 
the shaft opening frame at both jambs, lintel, and sill. 

(2) Work by Others 

(2a) Frames — Steel frames and sills for the freight elevator door 
openings are specified elsewhere. 

(2b) Painting — Finish painting of the freight elevator doors as 
specified elsewhere. 

(2c) Power Supply — Electric service supply of — volts, 3 phase, 
60 cycle; in the penthouse, for the use of freight elevator door 
contractor, is specified elsewhere. 

(3) Doors 

(3a) Construction — Doors shall be constructed of two-ply se- 
lected white pine, nailed, and covered with stretcher leveled, cop- 
per bearing steel, galvanized sheets, design, (select design from 
page 13). The doors shall be so designed that both leaves shall 
seal against the wall at all four edges of the door opening when 
closed. Doors shall be bolted into steel angle frames, astragals, 
shoe bars, and malleable iron milled groove shoes. Upper edge of 
each lower door shall have a T-bar truckable sill, capable of sup- 
porting a trucking load equal to capacity of elevator. When door 
is open, truckable sill shall rest on malleable iron, adjustable 
stops. Doors shall run in steel guides, each pair connected with 
%-in. adjustable turn-buckle rods, with No. 6 rustproof flexible 
cable chain running over double race ball bearing sheaves. 

(3b) Operation — Manual — Doors shall be manually operated, and 
equipped with web strap closers which shall reach to within 6 ft. 
0 in. of floor, when door is open. 

Electric — Each door shall be equipped with Peelle Motorized elec- 
tric operation, having individual motors for each door, and shall 
be entirely within shaft. Operators shall drive both sheaves of 
each door. Provision for emergency manual operation, and emer- 
gency exit from shaft, accessible from elevator, shall be made. 

(3c) Control — (For Motorized Doors) A push button station for 
each line of doors marked "open," "close," and *'stop," shall be 
placed on elevator within easy reach of elevator operator. Doors 
shall be arranged to open automatically as elevator arrives at a 
landing. Momentary pressure of "open" button shall open a door 
that has been closed without elevator having been moved. Momen- 
tary pressure of "stop" button shall stop the doors in any position. 
Constant pressure of the "close" button shall close doors. Limit 
switches shall terminate the opening and closing the doors. Note: 
Similar push button stations shall be furnished on the room side 
of each door for push button controlled elevators. 

(4) Interlocks 

All doors shall be equipped with the proper electric interlock 



PEELLE SELF-SEALING TYPE 

(PATENTED) 

FREIGHT ELEVATOR DOORS 

• SEAL SHAFT OPENINGS AGAINST SMOKE, ODORS, DUST, 
SOUND AND DRAFTS 

# FOR USE IN OFFICE BUILDINGS, HOTELS, DEPARTMENT STORES, 
HOSPITALS, ETC., AS WELL AS FOR GENERAL USE 

At Left: 

Peelle Freight Elevator Door (Right Hand Door), 
Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, N. Y. 

STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS 

equipment to prevent operation of elevator unless all of the doors 
are closed and locked, and to prevent the opening of doors ex- 
cepting the one at which the elevator is at rest. An emergency 
release switch shall be placed on elevator car to make the inter- 
locking systems inoperative in case of emergency. 



(5) Car Gates 

(5a) Construction — Vertical sliding steel gates shall be installed 
at open end of each elevator car. Car gates shall be constructed 
of No. 11 gauge, lM»-in. diamond wire mesh, having channel and 
angle iron frames, and equipped with malleable iron, milled 
groove shoes. Gates shall be of regulation height, and shall run 
in steel guides, connected to counterweights with No. 6 rustproof 
cable chain, running over malleable iron, turned groove sheaves. 
Counterweights shall run in steel guides, fully enclosed. 

(5b) Operation — Manual — Car gates shall be manually operated, 
and equipped with web strap closers which shall reach to within 
6 ft. 0 in. of floors, when gate is open. 

Electric — Car gates shall be equipped with individual electric 
operators similar in design and construction to those specified for 
freight elevator doors. 

(5c) Control — Motorized car gates shall operate simultaneously 
with the doors, and shall be controlled automatically from door 
control stations. 



(6) Wiring 



This specification includes all of the wiring to make a complete 
mstallation. 



(7) Painting Included 

All material, except metal covering on doors, shall have one shop 
coat of metallic primer. 

(8) Co-operation with Other Trades 

Freight elevator door contractor shall co-operate with other trades 
to obtain the most practical working conditions. 

(9) Shop Drawings 

Complete shop drawings shall be submitted for approval before 
manufacturing. 

(10) Approval 

Entire installation shall meet the approval of the Underwriters' 
Laboratories, Inc., State and Municipal Codes having jurisdiction. 

(11) Guarantee 

Entire installation shall be guaranteed by the manufacturer for a 
period of two years against defects in workmanship and materials. 



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DETAILS OF PEELLE 

SELF-SEALING TYPE (PATENTED) 

FREIGHT ELEVATOR DOORS 

• TYPE SHOWN IS METAL CLAD. FOR OTHER TYPES 
OF SURFACES AND DESIGNS, SEE PAGE — 



Schedule of "A" Dimensions 
("A") Is Reversible 

MOTORIZED DOORS — Any width of opening, car 
Bwilch elevator, II and 12 ins. Exception — State of 
California, 11 and 13 ins. 

MANUAL DOORS— 9 ins. each side. 



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SHAFT ELEVATION 

A , OPENING WIDTH 



IS 



FIN. FLOOR 



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INSIDE OF ELEVATOR CAR 



SAME AS WIDTH OF OPENING 



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FIN. 
FLOOR 



PLAN SECTION 



VERTICAL SKTION 



CONSTRUCTION DETAILS 

Details show construction details and spaces required in shaft 
for installation of Peelle Self-Sealing Doors. 

Minimum Spandrel Height — Is 18 ins. for either motorized 
»or manually operated doors. 

Minimum Jamb Return — Is measured horizontally on inside 
of shaft, from jamb of opening to side wall, or nearest obstruc- 
tion. For manually operated Self-Sealing Doors it is 8 ins. at 
each jamb, and for Motorized Doors, from 11 ins. to 12 ins. In 
special cases where these return spaces are not available, consult 
THE PEELLE COMPANY. 

Car Clearance — From flush shaft wall, in which openings 
occur, to edge of elevator platform is 6V2 ins. total for Self- 
Sealing Doors, 5^/4 ins. for the truckable sill of door plus P/4 ins. 
running clearance for elevator. Running clearance for elevator 
may, in case of emergency, be reduced to % in. in which case 
the total clearance would be 6 ins. To allow for normal tolerances 
in shaft construction, 6V2 ins. total clearance should be allowed 
in all cases wherever possible. 

Minimum Pit Depth — Is one half of bottom landing shaft 
opening height plus 3 ins. 

For design of doors, see page 13. For shaft opening frame 
details, see page 12. For interlocks and description of electrical 
apparatus for motorized doors, see page 5. 

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Horizontal Section 
THROUGH PEELLE METAL CLAD DOORS 



H 



SHAFT OPENING FRAMES 

REQUIRED FOR PEELLE FREIGHT ELEVATOR DOORS 



FINISHED FLOOR 




WIDTH OF OPENING 



FINISHED FLOOR 







SHAFT SIDE ELEVATION 



VERTICAL SECTION ALTERNATE 

VERTICAL SECTION I 



TYPICAL DETAILS OF SHAFT 
OPENING FRAME CONNECTIONS 




ALTERNATE 
VERTICAL SECTION 2 



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DETAIL A I 



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DETAIL C 



TYPICAL DETAILS 

Although the shaft opening frames for Peelle Doors are 
usually furnished by the miscellaneous iron contractor, this 
sheet of details is submitted to help the architect design the 
shaft openings to obtain the best practical result. 

Steel frames in the shaft openings not only provide a 
substantial fastening for the door guides, but also provide 
an accurate base, or datum from which the door manufac- 
turer may work. Steel frames also protect the masonry 
from damage by heavily loaded trucks. 

SHAFT SIDE ELEVATION 

The upper left hand corner "shaft side elevation" shows 
a typical frame. Shaft opening frames are usually con- 
structed of channels 1 in. deeper than the thickness of the 
masonry wall. This allows for plastering if required. 

Freight elevator shafts are seldom plastered on the 
shaft side, and only occasionally on the room side. Where 
the outside of the shaft wall is not plastered, it should be 
specified that the masonry contractor should point up be- 
tween the leg of the channel and the wall around the 
opening. 

Frames may, if desired, be exactly the same depth as 
the masonry, but this construction requires considerable 



labor to cut the masonry to fit the channels. Whether the 
frames are constructed of channels 1 in. deeper than the 
masonry wall, or the same depth, the finished shaft is meas- 
ured from shaft side face of the channel leg. 

VERTICAL SECTION 

"Vertical Section" shows a frame where it is not in- 
tended to plaster the room side of the shaft. 

ALTERNATE VERTICAL SECTION 1 

"Alternate Vertical Section 1" shows a frame where it 
is intended to plaster the room side of the shaft. Note the 
room side leg of the channel is cut out above the lintel. 
This construction reveals the frame only around the open- 
ing on the room side. The "Alternate Vertical Section 2" 
shows a frame where the vertical, or jamb members extend 
to the lintel only. This construction is permissible where 
the shaft is constructed of at least 8-in. brick, or 8-in. 
concrete. 

DETAILS A. AL B, BL B2 AND C 

Details A, Al, B, Bl, B2 and C suggest methods of 
construction. These details may be modified to suit the 
standard practice of the fabricator. 



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PEELLE DOOR DESIGNS 

FOR FREIGHT ELEVATOR DOORS 

• PEELLE FREIGHT ELEVATOR DOORS CAN BE MADE TO ANY 
DESIRED ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND FINISH 

• ALL STANDARD DESIGNS APPLY EQUALLY TO ALL TYPES 
OF PEELLE FREIGHT ELEVATOR DOORS 






R-IO Galvanized Metal Covered Door, 
with Flush Panels 
R-9 without observation light 
R-11 with two observation lights 




K-3 Kalamein Panelled Door, Three 
Solid Panels in Each Half 



K-1 Kalamein Panelled Door, Two 
Solid Panels in Each Half 



STANDARD DESIGNS 

DESIGNS 

Peelle Freight Elevator Doors can be made to any desired archi- 
tectural design. Four standard designs are shown on this page which 
have been found to be very generally useful. 

Designs R-9, or R-10, are standard for use in industrial build- 
ings, where fine finish is not a consideration. The other designs 
show panelled doors which are suitable in the large majority of cases. 

All standard designs apply equally to all types of Peelle Freight 
Elevator Doors. 

Peelle Doors for service and freight elevators in office buildings, 
hotels, department stores, hospitals, sanitariums, museums, etc., are 
frequently built to architectural designs harmonizing with the sur- 
rounding decorations. 

GENERAL FEATURES 

Glass — The legal maximum glass surface in any one door is 144 




0-9 Kalamein Panelled Door, with 
Standard Size Steel Sash in the 
Upper Half 



sq. in. except for exterior doors which may have larger glass area. 

All doors having observation lights are furnished including the 
glass. Doors having glass of a larger area than observation light are 
not furnished with the glass. 

Underwriters' Label — The label of the Underwriters' Labora- 
tories can be furnished on all Peelle Freight Elevator Doors. In such 
doors one 8 in. x 10 in. clear wire glass panel is standard, or two 
glass panels, the total area not exceeding 144 sq. in. 

Painting — All standard metal doors and hardware, except the 
galvanized covering, receive one shop coat of metallic primer. Special 
painting, enamel or grained finish will be done when so specified. 




SPECIAL DESIGNS 

We desire to emphasize that there is no need for 
the architect, because of any esthetic reason, to hesitate 
using Peelle Freight Elevator Doors. We are prepared 
to execute designs in bronze, rust resisting steel alloys 
or any other metal, plain or ornamental, in accordance 
with the best standards of craftsmanship in use in the 
metal covered, hollow metal or ornamental metal trades. 

Any desired finish whether to specifications or to 
sample may be obtained, including any kind of paint, 
enamel, baked enamel, imitation wood grained or spe- 
cial metal finish. 




• 13 



PEELLE 

DUMBWAITER DOORS 

# COUNTERBALANCED DOOR UNITS, FACTORY-ASSEMBLED. 
AND READY FOR SETTING INTO MASONRY WALL DURING 
CONSTRUCTION 

# FOR USE WITH ELECTRIC OR HAND-POWER DUMBWAITERS; 
ALSO WITH SURVEYORS AND CONVEYORS; ALSO TRAY- 
VEYORS 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

The Peelle Dumbwaiter Door unit is a counterbalanced door, mounted 
in steel guides with a combination pressed metal frame trim, and shelf. 
The entire unit is assembled in the factory, ready for setting into the 
masonry wall during construction. 

UNDERWRITERS' LABEL 

Peelle Dumbwaiter Door Units bear the label of the Underwriters' Lab- 
oratories, Inc. 

USES 

Peelle Dumbwaiter Doors are used with electric or hand power dumb- 
waiters, subveyors, conveyors or trayveyors in hospitals, hotels, clubs, 
and office buildings. Doors of a similar construction, or doors that slide up 
in one section are used with laundry and package chutes. 

CONVENIENCE 

The door operates on the inside of the shaft, and takes up no floor space in 
opening or closing. It is adaptable to any plan arrangement. Each door 
has a 3-in. observation light so that the dumbwaiter is visible with the 
door closed. 

DURABILITY 

Unit is built of steel throughout. There are no parts to wear out, or 
weights to drop off. A heavy flat link chain connects the two door sec- 
tions. Sheaves are double duty ball bearing type. 

OPERATION 

The two halves of each door are perfectly balanced, and have malleable 
shoes to eliminate friction. This construction, in conjunction with ball 
bearing sheaves, provides easy and swift opening and closing. 

SAFETY 

Each unit, for electric dumbwaiters, is provided with an electric interlock 
to prevent the operation of the dumbwaiter except when all doors in the 
shaft are closed. 

Each door is also equipped with an automatic lock that prevents the 
door being opened except when the dumbwaiter is at the landing. 

ERECTION 

The doors, frames, guides and hardware are assembled in the factory to 
make a complete working unit. No field erection is required. The unit is 
built into the masonry wall like a window frame. 

ECONOMY 

The first cost is the last cost. This unit saves maintenance and upkeep, 
saves floor space, saves time in opening and closing, and saves field erection. 

APPEARANCE 

The frame is of pressed metal, with a neat trim, mitered and welded at the 
corners. The unit as a whole is designed to present a pleasing architectural 
appearance. When specified, the doors can be furnished in solid color or 
grained, baked enamel finish. Trim, frame, shelf and doors can also be 
furnished in stainless steel, aluminum or bronze. 

14 • 



DETAILS AND SPACE REQUIREMENTS 
OF PEELLE DUMBWAITER DOORS 




SE(^TION THRU^ HEAD 



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SECTION ^ THRU MEETING RAIL 

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SECTION THRU SILL 




MIN. SHAFT WIDTH 

' MIN. FOR HANDPOWER DW. 



ELECTRIC DW. 
CAM ON CAR 
INTERLOCK ROLLER 
CAR 



2-tMIN. 
CLEARANCE 



FIREPROOF ACOUSTICAL 
FILLER 



2y MIN. RETURN 
ON SIDE HAVING 
NO INTERLOCK 

4r MIN. RETURN 
ON SIDE HAVING 
INTERLOCK 



FLUSH SANITARY TRIM 



SECTION THRU JAMB 



NOTE 

THE UNIT CAN BE MADE OF 
RUSTPROOF STEEL WHEN SO 
SPECIFIED 



- PATENTED - 




MOULDED TRIM OF DESIGN AS SHOWN 
CAN BE FURNISHED IF PREFERRED 



DUMBWAITER DOOR DETAIL AND SPACE REQUIREMENTS 



• STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS 

Dumbwaiter Doors 

The openings to the dumbwaiter shall be provided with Peelle 
Standard Dumbwaiter Door Units as manufactured by THE 
PEELLE COMPANY, 47 Stewart Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The doors shall be horizontally divided, counterbalanced, com- 
pletely assembled with steel guides, integral frame and trim, ready 
for setting into the masonry wall by the general contractor. 

The door sections shall be constructed of two thicknesses of 
16-gauge flat steel sheets reinforced at all edges with channels. The 
door sections shall be connected to each other with flat link cable 
chain running over malleable iron, double race ball bearing, turned 
groove sheaves. 

Each door shall be equipped witli a 3-in. observation light. 
Each door shall bear the label of the Ihuierwriters', Inc. 

• 15 



The integral frame and trim units shall be made to fit a masonry 
wall of (4 in.) (5 in.) (6 in.) thick, with allowance for plaster 
on (one or both) sides. 

The assembled units shall have one prime coat of paint before 
shipment, to be finished by others on the job. 

The doors shall be guaranteed for two years against defects in 
workmanship and materials by the manufacturer. 

Doors, trim, frame and sill can be furnished in stainless steel, 
aluminum or bronze, when so specified. 

Dumbwaiter Door Locks (For Electric 
Dumbwaiter) 

Each of the Peelle Dumbwaiter Door Units shall be equipped 
with the Peelle combination interlock and automatic lock. The 
wiring of the interlock and installation of the cam for operating the 
automatic locks shall be done by the dumbwaiter manufacturer. 



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