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RICHMOND 

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PRODUCTS 



METAL DOOR FRAMES 

KALAMEIN DOORS, FRAMES & TRIM 

HOLLOW METAL DOORS 

FREIGHT ELEVATOR DOORS 

DUMBWAITER ENCLOSURES 

FIRE DOORS & HARDWARE 

SWING-FOLD & BI-FOLD DOORS 

ELECTRIC DOOR OPERATORS 

COPPER-BRONZE-ALUMINUM & 
STAINLESS STEEL KALAMEIN 
PRODUCTS 



THE RICHMOND FIREPROOF DOOR COMPANY 

RICHMOND, INDIANA 



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THE COMPANY and Its Facilities 

Richmond "Fyrgard" products may be found in active service in 
America's foremost structures. 

Their design, beauty, permanence and long service have fully met 
the needs of architects, contractors and owners for more than 
forty-two years. 

Our modern plant, ample manufacturing facilities and a "door- 
minded" organization long experienced in their design and produc- 
tion is the guarantee behind "Fyrgard" products. 

Consult your local "Fyrgard" representative or write direct for 
complete catalogues. 

THE RICHMOND FIREPROOF DOOR COMPANY 

TELEPHONE, 6777 RICHMOND, IND. ESTABLISHED 1891 

Branch Offices and Agents with Sales, Erection and Service Facilities in 90 Principal Cities Throughout the United States 

List on Back Cover 



Metal Frames, 

RICHMOND metal frames 
are distinguished by a new 
beauty and sharpness of line, 
made possible through the use 
of our specially designed ma- 
chinery. 

The standard types shown on 
this page provide integral buck 
and trim for all interior door openings. Com- 
binations of Types B and C frames are readily 
utilized for sliding elevator door openings. 

Richmond Construction Features — At all 
hinge and strike plate locations, steel reinforce- 
ments are spot-welded to the inner surfaces of 
the jambs. Holes accurately drilled and tapped 




Formed and Rolled 

by templates through these reinforcing plates at the 
factory are provided for the rapid attachment of the 
hardware. 

Plaster guards of 24-gauge galvanized steel, 
welded inside of the reinforcing plates pro- 
tect the sere wholes from mortar and plaster. 
This saves time in the attachment of the 
hardware. 

Adjustable anchors, made of 16-gauge 
stock, are furnished with Richmond steel 
frames. These anchors can be set wherever 
) desired between courses of a masonry wall as 
the wall is built. The anchors require no 
adaptation of plan, yet bond frames solidly to 
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THE RICHMOND FIREPROOF DOOR COMPANY 



RICHMOND KALAMEIN 
DOORS, FRAMES and 
TRIM 

DOORS, frames, and trim furnished to any dimension, 
and any design illustrated. All types are standard 
in construction and thickness. Designs other than shown 
supplied upon request. 

Kalamein swing doors may be furnished with or 
without Underwriters* label in accordance with con- 
struction. 

Hollow metal mouldings, built into grooves in the 
stiles and rails or held by concealed clips, and machine 
pre-formed 24-gauge stretcher leveled metal covering 
are features of "Fyrgard" Doors. . 

Kalamein frames covered with tight fitting machine 
applied 24-gauge metal are smooth, with sharp, true 
lines. Kalamein frames cannot bear Underwriters' 
labels. If labeled frames are required, refer to our 
labeled all-metal frames. 

Cores of all Richmond Kalamein doors, frames, 
casings, and moulds are machined from solid stock up 
to standard lengths. 

Metal covered plinths of any design furnished upon 
request. 

Standard finish — gray metallic primer. Durable baked 
enamel in plain color or wood grain applied in our fac- 
tory when specified. 




tightly drawn so as to lie smooth. All joints between rail and 
stile metal shall be locked, soldered and ground smooth. 

Panels shall be covered with 24-gauge zinc coated sheet metal 
glued to Vi-'m. asbestos and held under high pressure until 
glue is set. The panel shall extend into grooves in stiles and 
rails % in. and be secured to core covering with &-in. bolts 
spaced not to exceed 10 in. on center. 

Panel moulding shall be hollow metal; mitred, brazed, and 
attached to door with concealed clips. 

Where glass openings are specified, doors shall have the glass 
area surrounded by a %x%-in. steel frame to which hollow 
metal glass mould and muntin bars are attached. Fixed muntin 
bar members shall be reinforced with ^xl^-in. bar steel for 
attachment of removable members. 

All doors shall be given one shop coat of special gray primer 
paint for galvanized iron. 

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Specifications for Richmond Non-labeled Kalamein Doors 

All metal covered doors shall be of the "Fyrgard" type as 
manufactured by The Richmond Fikeproof Door Company. 

Wood cores shall be of selected non-resinous spruce or white 
pine, kiln dried by door manufacturer. Stiles shall extend full 
height of door, and rails shall be tenoned into stiles. Wood 
cores shall be covered with 24-gauge zinc coated sheet metal 
tightly drawn so as to lie smooth. All joints between rail 
and stile metal shall be locked by lapping and nailing to wood 
cores. Seams then to be soldered and ground smooth. 



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Panels shall also be covered with 24-gauge zinc coated sheet 
metal. Panel sheets shall be glued to Vi-'m. sheet rock and 
held under high pressure until glue is set. Panels shall be set 
in hollow metal panel moulds in such a manner as to eliminate 
the use of nails, screws or concealed clips. 

Glass shall be set in glass sash set in grooves of rails and 
stiles. Removable glass stops to be held in place with self- 
tapping sheet metal screws. 

All doors shall be given one shop coat of special gray primer 
paint for galvanized iron. 

Specifications for Richmond Labeled Kalamein Doors 

All metal covered doors shall be of the approved Under- 
writers' "Fyrgard" type as manufactured by The Richmond 
Fireproof Door Company. 

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A Few of our Recent Aluminum, Bronze, Steel and 
Passenger Elevator Kalamein Installations 

Bridgeport Brass Co., New Haven, Conn. 
Pumping Station, Blue Plains, D. C. 
American Can Co., Tampa, Fla. 

General Motors Research Laboratory Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 

Montgomery Ward & Co., Missoula, Mont. 

Riverton School, Riverton, N. J. 

Asylum for Deaf and Dumb, Santa Fe, N. M. 

Pullman Co., Long Island City, New York. N. Y. 

Village and Community Hall, Cleveland, Ohio 

Delaware Bridge Commission, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Washington High School, Sioux Falls, S. D. 

S. H. Kress Store, Nashville, Tenn. 

U. S. Post Office and Courthouse, San Antonio, Tex. 

Salsbury Co., Salt Lake City, Utah 

Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt. 

Kraft Phoenix Cheese Corp., Green Bay, Wis. 



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RICHMOND "DURAGARD" PASSENGER ELEVATOR 

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The "Duragard" Door was developed especially for passenger 
elevator entrances, and car riding doors where cars are com- 
pletely enclosed. 

This door* is constructed of a heavy angle panel frame and 
double sheet steel insulated panel weld-assembled. It is very 
rigid and durable, yet is only 1A in. thick. (Other thicknesses 
if specified.) 

It may be finished in baked enamel to match the opening 
frame or car interior. Standard finish is black Duco with gold 
stripe on corridor side. 

"Duragard" Doors are adaptable for single, two, or multiple 



speed sliding and center-parting units. We are prepared to 
furnish these doors with hardware, opening frames (see page 
2) and sills— a complete unit— and equip them with "DM" 
Electric Operators (see page 15). 

A Vertical Series of hatchway doors with a car door, all 
electrically operated and interlocked provides a complete and 
ideal installation, for the finest apartment or office build- 
ing, that will be trouble-free and give long uninterrupted 
service. 

For further information consult your nearest Richmond 

Agency or Home Office. 



THE RICHMOND FIREPROOF DOOR COMPANY 



RICHMOND 

Counterbalanced 

FREIGHT 
ELEVATOR 
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Typical First Floor View in a National Parking Garage 

Richmond Doors Illustrated have bronze covered panels 



|"OR more than thirty years Richmond has been build- 
■ ing Counter-balanced and Vertical Telescoping 
Freight Elevator doors to fit every conceivable condi- 
tion. These early installations are still giving active 
satisfactory service. 

In a comparatively recent installation in the National 
Parking Garage at Chicago, 283 Richmond doors 14 ft. 
6 in. wide by 8 ft. high were required. (See illustration.) 



These doors weighed approximately 1800 lbs. each in 
addition to the trucking load sustained, they are power 
operated, opening or closing in four seconds. 

Richmond has to her credit numerous other installa- 
tions of exceptionally large doors that are giving sat- 
isfactory service. Richmond Elevator doors are built 
for service, — long continuous service that is free from 
expensive repairs. 



GENERAL 

Counterbalanced elevator doors, being installed entirely within the hatchway 
do not occupy floor space, thus maximum clear openings are provided. They 
are made in two sections and hung so that in opening the lower section slides 
downward and the other upward. They differ from Vertical Telescoping doors 
where both sections slide upward, the upper half at one-half the speed of 
the lower. 

Richmond Counterbalanced doors are hung on steel cable chain and ball 
bearing sheaves and slide in steel angle guides. They may be of various 
designs or styles as shown on the following pages, may bear the Underwriters' 
standard or "Oversize" labels, may be manually or electrically operated, and 
interlocked with the elevator circuit. Doors for openings more than 8 ft. 
wide by 10 ft. high are "Oversize" and have reinforced trucking sills. See 
the following pages for details. 

TYPES OF RICHMOND ELEVATOR DOORS 

"REGULAR" TYPE DOORS 

"Regular" Type Doors are re- 
quired where there is sufficient 
space in the pit and between the 
floors. When the openings are sub- 
stantially the same size the space re- 
quired between openings equals 
one-half of the opening height plus 
9 in. A clear return of 8 in. at each 
jamb is required. Minimum clear- 
ance car to building sill 4 1 / 4 in- 
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"PASS" TYPE DOORS 

"Pass" Type Doors are required where the space between openings is less 
than that specified for "Regular" doors (but not less than 12 in.), and where 
openings of different height are in the same series. The upper door section 
is set into the shaft to slide by the lower section of the door above. The 
trucking sill is extended accordingly, a swinging lintel flame guard is provided 
on the top edge of the upper section, and the guides have double guide angles. 
Otherwise the construction is similar to that of "Regular" doors. A clear 
return of 8 in. is required at the jambs, minimum clearance car to building sill 
5% in. for standard and "Oversize" doors. 



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"REGULAR TYPE DOORS WITH EXTENDED SILLS" 

"Regular Type Doors with Extended Sills" are required at openings 
when the space between openings is sufficient for "Regular" doors but where 
"Pass Type" doors occur in the same vertical line or series. The construction 
is identical with "Regular" doors except for the trucking sill which is similar 
to that of a "Pass Type" door. Clearances required are the same as for 
"Regular" doors, except minimum clearance car to building sill is 5% m - as 
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CONSTRUCTION OF RICHMOND 
COUNTERBALANCED DOORS 

The paneling designs of our doors are divided into the four 
general styles shown on this page. In all other respects, the 
construction of all styles is identical. All may be labeled. 

When vision panels are not desired, they are designated as 
C-l, C-2, C-3, and C-4 respectively. 

When a door is labeled, the vision panel size is limited 
to 100 sq. in. exposed glass area. If two vision panels are 
desired, their combined glass area may not exceed 100 sq. in. 
Vision panels protected with fusible link drop shutters may 
be provided and exposed glass area increased to 144 sq. in. 

KALAMEIN COUNTERBALANCED DOOR (CV-1) 

This style, because of the depressed moulded-in panels, when 
grained and enameled blends in beautifully with other finish- 
ings in corridors or rooms of fine office buildings and apart- 
ments. The hatch side may be tin clad, or metal clad similar 
to CV-2. This style presents the finest appearance possible, in 
counterbalanced doors. Unless otherwise specified, both sides 
are covered with 24-gauge galvanized steel. Standard finish — 
Gray metallic primer. 

METAL CLAD COUNTERBALANCED DOOR (CV-2) 

Where service as well as good appearince is required this 
style is suggested. It is more in demand than any of the others. 
The 2-ply core is covered on both sides with 24-gauge gal- 
vanized steel and the seams are locked with cap strips which 
provide a paneled appearance. If desired the cap strips may 
be inverted, and the seams soldered and scraped to present a 
smooth, flush surface. Standard finish — Gray metallic primer. 

TIN CLAD COUNTERBALANCED DOOR (CV-3) 

A very serviceable construction suitable for factories and 
warehouses where appearance is not of importance. The 2-ply 
core is covered on both sides with standard fire door terne 
plate. Standard finish — All steel black, panel unpaihted. 

CORRUGATED IRON COUNTERBALANCED DOOR 

(CV-4) 

In situations where the doors are subjected to dampness 
that might cause rapid deterioration of doors with wood 
cores, corrugated iron doors are recommended. If periodically 
painted they will last indefinitely. We are equipped to cadmium 
plate these doors after fabrication where severe conditions 
warrant the expense. Standard finish — Red oxide primer. 




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RICHMOND UNDERWRITERS' LABELED "C," "CF" AND "D" INTERLOCKS 

Richmond counterbalanced doors equipped with Richmond Under- 
writers' labeled interlocks provide maximum protection against acci- 
dent and fire and secure the lowest possible insurance rates. They 

are designed for the three general types 
of elevator control, i. e. : 

Type "C" for constant pressure dou- 
ble button elevators, Type "CF" for 
single button automatic elevators and 
Type "D" for car switch elevators. 

In some door installations, (five or 
more doors in the same vertical line, or 
series) it is more economical to sub- 
stitute a Richmond Master interlock, 
installed in the penthouse, which is con- 
nected by means of an oil tempered 
steel tape to all of the doors. Any door 
that is opened will operate the interlock 

and open the elevator control circuit. This unit is suitable for car switch 
Master Interlock elevators and when equipped with cover gasket is explosion proof. 





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RICHMOND ELECTRICALLY OPERATED ELEVATOR DOORS 



DM Penthouse (Master) Type Operator 

The Richmond Penthouse Master Operator is 
mounted on penthouse floor and is connected to the 
series of doors by means of steel operating rods and 
roller chain, retiring cams and friction grips, etc. Suit- 
able interlocks connected in the elevator control circuit 
prevent movement of car while a door is open. Control 
may be push button or automatic. 



DM Individual Type Door Operator 

Richmond Individual Operators are mounted on the 
corridor side of the hatch wall above the openings. 
They are connected to their respective doors by means 
of arms or sprockets and chains. Direct arm connec- 
tion is preferable where headroom is available. The 
sprocket-chain-slide bar arrangement is adaptable to low 
headroom. 



All Richmond D-M Door Operators are Based on the D-M "Harmonic Motion" Principle, 
Slow Start-Fast Travel-Slow Stop. No Slamming. 



STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS FOR "RICHMOND FYRGARD" 

COUNTERBALANCED DOORS 



LABELED 



1. For all openings to freight elevator shafts, except as other- 
wise noted, furnish and install "Fyrgard" Counterbalanced 
doors manufactured by The Richmond Fireproof Door Com- 
pany, of Richmond, Indiana. 

2. Door paneling design to be Richmond Style — 

(a) Door panels to be covered with 24-gauge galvanized 
patent leveled steel, laid smooth and free from waves 
and buckles, upon white pine kiln dried core. Mould- 
ings attached with concealed clips, corners mitred and 
welded. 

(b) Door panels to be covered with 24-gauge galvanized 
patent leveled steel, laid smooth and free from waves 
and buckles, upon white pine kiln dried core, with cap 
type vertical seams. 

(c) Door panels to be covered with Standard approved 
Fire Door Terne plate. 

(d) Door panels to be 18-gauge corrugated steel securely 
riveted to frame structure and reinforced with chan- 
nel stays. 

(e) Standard lOxlO-in. approved vision panels glazed with 
^-in. clear wire glass to be located adjacent to car 
control. 

3. Door trucking sills to sustain a maximum load of 

pounds, to rest upon rigid adjustable stops riveted to door 
guides. 

4. Doors to be equipped with malleable antifriction milled 
groove guide shoes, to be hung upon %-in. chain rods, and 



No. 6 cable chain running over S-in. ball bearing machined 
malleable sheaves, and to operate in heavy structural angle 
guide rails, securely attached to shaft wall and opening frames. 

5. (a) Doors to be provided with web strap closers for 

manual operation and equipped with [electro-mechan- 
ical interlocks] [Master interlocks! in accordance with 
car control. Interlocks shall be wired by [Door Con- 
tractor] [Elevator Contractor]. 

(b) Doors to be equipped with DM Individual electric 
operators and interlocks arranged for [Push Button] 
[Automatic] control. 

(c) Doors to be equipped with (a) Penthouse Master 
Operator (s) and accessories complete arranged for 
[Push Button] [Automatic] control. 

(d) Doors to be arranged for prompt, easy manual op- 
eration in case of power failure. 

(e) Power operated doors shall be completely wired by 
door contractor. 

6. All material shall receive a prime coat of metallic primer 
at factory. 

7. Door contractor to have free uninterrupted use of running 
elevator during installation of material. 

8. Unless otherwise noted, all opening frames, lintels, and 
sills to be furnished and installed by others. 

9. All material to be guaranteed by The Richmond Fire- 
proof Door Company against defective material and work- 
manship for a period of two years from date of installation. 



RICHMOND DOOR FEATURES 



First Quality material, accurately manufactured. Superior workmanship. Long satisfactory service. Underwriters' 

and Factory Mutuals Label Service. 



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RICHMOND COUNTERBALANCED DUMBWAITER DOORS 

Aluminum — Kalamein — Stainless Steel — Steel Plate 

GENERAL 



All Richmond Counterbal- 
anced Dumbwaiter Doors are 
complete units ready to set in 
place and walled in (unless 
otherwise specified). Each unit 
consists of the door panels 
(with vision panel if specified), 
the, and finished opening 
frame (with or without shelf) 
and steel struts, and are manu- 
factured in any of the following 
materials. Suitable interlocks 
furnished when specified. 

ALUMINUM DOORS 

composed of extruded guides 
and panel frame members with 
14-gauge sheet panels and open- 
ing finished frames, mounted 
upon steel angle struts. They 
are very light, quiet in opera- 
tion, and of pleasing appear- 
ance. 

KALAMEIN DOORS with 
pressed or rolled steel opening 
frames are very pleasing in ap- 
pearance (especially when fin- 
ished in wood grain), are quiet 
in operation, and durable. 
Panels may be standard kala- 
mein or thin "DWARF 
DOOR" construction. 

STAINLESS STEEL 
DOORS are very durable and 
pleasing in appearance. Manu- 
factured in kalamein, or plate 
and angle similar to steel plate 
door construction. Used exten- 
sively where surrounding finish 
is stainless steel. 

STEEL PLATE DOORS 

with pressed or rolled steel 
opening frames are durable, 
light, and suitable for situations 
where fine appearance is not so 
important. They are the most 
popular type, and are low in 
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SPECIFICATIONS 

1. For all openings to dumb-waiter 
shafts, except as otherwise noted, fur- 
nish (and install) "Fyrgard" (Alum- 
inum) (Kalamein-"Standard" or 
"Dwarf Door") (Stainless Steel) 
(Steel Plate). COUNTERBAL- 
ANCED DUMBWAITER DOORS, 
manufactured by The Richmond 
Fireproof Door Company of Rich- 
mond, Indiana. 

2. Doors to hang upon ball bearing 
(sprockets) (sheaves) with suitable 
flexible chain and to operate in sub- 
stantial guides. 

3. Opening frames to be (rolled) 
(pressed) metal with (without) shelf 
attached, mounted upon structural 
steel struts extending from floor to 
beam above. 

4. Doors to have (circular) 
(square) (diamond) vision panels 
glazed with ^-in. clear wire glass. 

5. Doors to be equipped with suit- 
able interlocks to prevent operation of 
car until all doors are closed. 



6. Doors to be finished in (natural 
or brushed alumi- 
num) (wood 
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sample) (gray 
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defective material 
and workmanship 
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RICHMOND 

FIRE-RESISTING 

DOORS 



Three Hundred Sixty Two Underwriters La- 
beled "Fyrgard" Tinclad doors are installed in 
the Merchandise Mart Building, dividing it into 
numerous fire sections and providing adequate 
protection against the spread of fire from one 
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SPECIFICATIONS 



TINCLAD DOORS 

Core: Well seasoned white pine, fir, or spruce, tongue 
and grooved, dressed both sides to §l-in. two or three-ply 
as indicated by the plans, assembled with standard cut iron 
nails. 

Covering: Standard I. C. 20 pound fire door terne plate laid 
flat to core. All seams locked. All in accordance with Under- 
writers' Standards. 

Doors to be manufactured by The Richmond Fireproof Door 
Company of Richmond, Indiana, and bear the Underwriters' 
label. 



CORRUGATED STEEL DOORS 

Door Panel Frame: to be 2 1 /ijx2x&-in. angle mitre notched, 
bent, and welded. 

Panel: to be layers of 24-gauge galvanized corrugated steel 
laid with corrugations of one layer at right angles with those of 
the other with a rV-in. thick layer of sheet asbestos between. 
Panels to be riveted to frame. Sliding doors to be provided 
with track binder angle. 

Doors to be manufactured by The Richmond Fireproof Door 
Company of Richmond, Indiana, and bear the Underwriters' 
label. 



THE WHY OF OUR SPECIFICATIONS 



TIN CLAD DOORS 

Wood Cores 

From the numerous non-resinous woods approved by the 
Underwriters, white pine, fir, and spruce have been selected for 
Richmond Doors because of their light weight and strength. 
They have less defects, do not warp readily, and are easily 
worked. 

Core Nails 

Standard cut wrought iron clinch nails are used to assemble 
cores. Nails of this type last indefinitely. 

Tin Covering 

Standard I. C. 20-lb. Fire Door terne plate sheets, joined 
with lock seams, attached to the core with barbed nails and are 
so applied that a minimum of air space surrounds the core 
inside of the metal. The exclusion of oxygen from the core 
prevents combustion. When the door is exposed to fire the 
core is slowly charred and presents a high degree of resistance 
to heat. 

Vent Holes 

A vent hole is cut in the center sheet on the exposed side of 
the door to permit the gases from the charring core to escape. 
If this is not done, the pressure will rupture the metal and 
allow the fire to rapidly consume the core. 

CORRUGATED STEEL DOORS 

Panel Frame 

The 2 1 /6x2x&-in. continuous angle frame formed by the mitre 
notched, bent, and welded process provides a frame of great 
rigidity and ample strength for the largest door of this type. 



Corrugated Steel Panels 

Into the angle panel frame is riveted a panel composed of two 
layers of 24-gauge galvanized corrugated sheet steel separated 
by a tVin. thick sheet of asbestos. The corrugations of the 
layer in contact with the angle frame are vertical and those 
of the other layer are horizontal. 



Two Section Spliced Door 

For convenience in shipping or other cause it may be neces- 
sary to build doors in two sections to be assembled in the field. 
When the sections are bolted together and reinforcing bars 
attached, such doors are accepted as the equivalent of single 
section doors. 

Binders 

Track binders and rear binders, 
integral parts of sliding doors, are 
supplied irrespective of other 
hardware. 

Richmond "Fyrgard" Tin Clad 
and Corrugated Steel swinging or 
sliding Fire Doors when hung 
upon Richmond approved hard- 
ware provide the greatest possible 
protection against the spread of 
fire, and are manufactured in strict 
accordance with the specifications 
of the Underwriters' Laboratories 
and Factory Mutuals Laboratories. 
Four popular types of fire doors shown on page 11. 




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TYPES OF RICHMOND AUTOMATIC SLIDING AND 
SWINGING FIRE-RETARDING DOORS 




No. 200A Door and Hardware 

No. 200A Door — tin clad. 

No. 400A Corrugated door similar standard incline track types. 
Universally used where ample headroom and returns are available. 
Simple to install and operate 




No. 405 Door and Hardware 

No. 405 Corrugated door. 

No. 205 Tin clad door similar standard level track types. 

Used where limited headroom will not permit use of No. 200A or 
400A. Numbers 406 and 206 with closing and counterweights furnished 
where No. 405 and No. 205 are not approved 




No. 125 Door and Hardware 

No. 125 Tin clad flush door. 

This door in a channel frame or lap type is standard and is recom- 
mended where conditions will permit. Also furnished in corrugated steel 




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No. 335 Doors and Hardware 

No. 335 Coirugated door. 

Suitable for many situations where single swing doors cannot be used. 
May be lap type or flush in channel frame. Also furnished in tin clad 



STANDARD HEADROOM REQUIREMENTS 

Sliding Doors Nos. 205, 405—14 in. Nos.200A and 
400A Inclined Track, per following schedule. 



Width 


Ken. 


of 


head- 


opening 


room 


2' 0" 


17%" 


2' 4" 


18 1/4" 


2' 8" 


18%" 


3' 0" 


19 y 4 " 


3' 4" 


19%" 


3' 8" 


20 y 4 " 


4' 0" 


20%" 


4' 4" 


21^" 


4' 8" 


21%" 


5' 0" 


221,4" 


5' 4" 


22%" 


5' 8" 


23%" 



Width 

of 
opening 



6' 0" 
6' 4" 
6' 8" 
7' 0" 
7/ 4// 

7' 8" 
8' 0" 
8' 4" 
8' 8" 
9' 0" 
9' 4" 
9' 8" 



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23%" 
241/4" 
24%" 
251/4" 
25%" 
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26%" 
27%" 
27%" 
28 14 " 
28%" 
29%" 



Width 


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room 


10' 0" 


29%" 


10' 4" 


3OV4" 


10' 8" 


30%" 
311/4" 


11' 0" 


IT 4" 


31%" 


11' 8" 


32%" 


12' 0" 


32%" 


12' 4" 


33%" 


12' 8" 


33%" 


13' 0" 


34%" 


13' 4" 


34%" 


1 3' 8" 


35%" 



Swinging Doors Nos. 125, 135, 325, 335. Lap Type, 
8 in. Flush Type, 4 in. 



STANDARD RETURNS REQUIRED 

Sliding Doors Nos. 200A, 400A, 205, 405. 

Return at opening jamb (past which door slides when 
opened.) Opening width plus 16 in. Return at clos- 
ing jamb, 14 in. 

Swinging Doors Nos. 125, 325, 135, 335. 

Lap Type — 6 in. at each jamb plus 6 in. at one jamb 
for Automatic Closing device. 

Flush Type — width of frame flange only. 6% in. 
required at one jamb for Automatic Closing device. 

If conditions are not Standard consult Home 
Office or nearest Richmond Branch Office or Repre- 
sentative. 



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niCHMOND Swing-Fold Industrial 
Doors equipped with heavy malleable 
iron and steel, full ball bearing, weather- 
proof hinges and electric operators are ideal 
for closing large openings up to approxi- 
mately 34x22 ft. for doors in pairs (4 sec- 
tions) and 17x22 ft. for single doors (2 sec- 
tions). 

The doors are trussed to prevent warpage 
and distortion. The travel of the doors is 
governed by "wind balances" (door con- 
trols) and the operator arms and connec- 
tions. Even the largest doors can be easily 
opened or closed by hand, when the opera- 
tor is disconnected. 

SPECIFICATIONS 

(Heavy Doors and Hardware) 
DOOR SECTIONS 

Stiles and Rails— 2% in. thick 2-Ply White 
Pine or Sitka Spruce glued and blind screwed to- 
gether. Joints between members are double mor- 
tise and tenon. The bottom edges of panel and 
sash openings are lined with oak watersheds. 

Panels — 1% in. thick tongue and groove, "V" 
grooved White Pine or Fir ceiling. 

Sash — White Pine, moulded into openings, 
muntin bars machined from solid stock with loose 
glass mould to match. 

Design — Any combination of panels and sashes 
may be furnished. 

HARDWARE 

Hinges — Are malleable iron and steel, full ball 
bearing, spring cushioned with vertical screw 
adjustment, grease gun lubricated and are weather- 
proof. 

Jamb Hinges — The female leaf is attached to 
the jamb with four bolts or cap screws. To the 
male leaf are attached two 6-in. steel straps that 
extend across on each side of and are through 
bolted to the jamb door section. 

Center Hinges — To the strap on the exterior 
side is attached the center hinge female leaf. To 
the male leaf is attached a 3-in. steel strap that 
extends across and is through bolted to the sus- 
pended door section, with a companion strap on 
the interior side of door. 

Astragals — Rubberized fabric and 5-in. wide 
strap steel supplied for all doors in pairs (4 sec- 
tions). 

TRUSSES 

To prevent warpage and distortion of the jamb 
door section, I-Beam diagonal trusses are pro- 
vided (not shown on cut) with such additional 
reinforcing as may be required. These are 
mounted upon the steel hinge straps to prevent 
the bolts drawing into the wood. 

ELECTRIC OPERATORS 

See pages 13 and 15. 



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piCHMOND Swing-Fold Medium Size 
" Doors and hardware are suitable for 
openings up to 24xl8-ft. doors in pairs (4 
sections) and 12x18 ft. for single doors 
(2 sections). These doors may be manually 
operated satisfactorily but power operation 
is recommended. In the latter case the move- 
ment is governed by radius rods and the 
operator arms and connections. Wind bal- 
ances similar to those supplied with heavy 
doors may be substituted for radius rods 
when specified. 

SPECIFICATIONS 

(Medium Doors and Hardware) 
DOOR SECTIONS 



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Stiles and Rails— 2%-in. thick solid White 
Pine or Sitka Spruce machined with integral 
mouldings. Joints be- 
tween members are mor- 
tise and tenon reinforced 
with hard wood dowels. 

Panels — %-in. thick 
tongue and groove — "V" 
grooved fir ceiling set in 
grooves in stiles and 
rails. 

Sash — Glass openings 
formed by integral 
moulding in the stiles, 
rails, mullions, and mun- 
tin bars with loose glass 
stop mouldings to match. 

Design — Any combina- 
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openings. 




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Hinges — Similar in all respects to heavy hard- 
ware (see opposite page), except that castings 
are smaller and steel straps are 3 in. instead of 
6 in. in width. Application similar. When doors 
are to be manually operated, suitable chain and 
foot bolts and keepers are provided for locking 
door sections. 

Trusses — Furnished on larger size doors in 
this class when required. 

Astragals — Rubberized fabric and 5-in. wide 
strap steel supplied for all doors in pairs (4 sec- 
tions). 

ELECTRIC OPERATORS 

See page 15 for description. Operators include 
all door arms, connecting arms, etc. 



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RICHMOND 

IMPROVED 

BI-FOLD DOOR 

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OPERATOR 




Close Up View of Bi-Fold Door and Door Arms 

The middle arm is in two pieces with a ball and 
socket break joint to permit easy manual operation of 
door in case of power failure 



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Three Bi-Fold Doors Equipped with "DM" Electric Operators 

The two largest openings are 14 ft. wide, 17 ft. 6 in. high and the smaller opening 12 ft. wide, 
14 ft. high. The larger doors open or close in 17 seconds and the smaller in 14 seconds 

D ECAUSE of its simplicity and its massive, sturdy, two-section con- 
struction, Bi-Fold Industrial Doors have for many years been the 
favorite type for the closure of openings up to about 250 sq. ft., and 
they have successfully withstood the intense competition of the recently 
developed multi-section vertical sliding doors. However, not until 
Richmond improved the Bi-Fold Door, equipping it with full ball 
bearing hardware, roller chain and "DM" Electric Operator, did it 
really come into its own for openings up to 450 sq. ft. 

By means of ball bearing hinges, rollers and sprockets, roller chain 
and correct alignment of moving parts, friction has been reduced to 
the minimum. When correctly counterbalanced even the largest door 
may be easily opened or closed by hand (in case of power failure) 
without a geared hoist. 

Many attempts have been made to apply power operators to Bi-Fold 
doors, but Richmond has developed and patented the only success- 
ful positive and automatic 
method. The same move- 
ment of the operator arm 
that breaks the door from 
its closed position, if con- 
tinued, also opens it to full 
height of opening. The 
reverse movement of the 
operator arm closes the 
door and holds it so tightly 
against the jambs that no 
additional catch or locking 
device is required. 

Many old installations of 
Bi-Fold Doors may be mo- 
torized by the Richmond 
"DM" Operator method 
with little or no changes in 
existing equipment, regard- 
less of who manufactured 
them originally. If doors 
are large, they should be 
fitted with new ball bearing 
hardware. 

Consult your nearest 
Richmond Agency or write 
Home Office for further 
details. 



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RICHMOND TYPE "DM" 
ELECTRIC OPERATORS 

An Operator For Every Purpose 




Medium Duty Operator with Clutch — Type "CC 

For vertical telescoping, vertical slide, slide, swing and counter- 
balanced doors 




Penthouse Control Board 

For counterbalanced elevator door master operator 



RICHMOND "DM" Electric Operators are manufac- 
tured in several sizes and types. There are types 
for light, medium, and heavy duty. The light duty type 
is compact with motor, brake, and speed reducer assem- 
bled as an integral unit. The medium and heavy duty 
units are assembled, the motor, solanoid brake, speed 
reducer and spur gear (if used) being mounted on a 
heavy channel base. First grade standard motors and 
brakes are used. Flexible multi-disc fabric couplings 
connect the motor to the speed reducer. The speed 
reducer worm shaft runs in precision ball bearings. The 
worm gear shaft and spur gear shaft (when used) turn 
in heavy bronze bearings. The medium and heavy duty 
types may be mounted in any position, i.e., horizontal, 
vertical, or inverted. Adequate packing and stuffing 




Heavy Duty Operator — Type C-l 

For large swing-fold, Bi-Fold doors and other heavy equipment 
Note: Operator without spur gear — Type "C" 



boxes prevent leakage of oil from the worm gear case. 
Suitable positive easily adjusted limit switches are pro- 
vided on all types as a part of the unit. 

Suitable control panel boards are supplied for every 
operator from the simplest up to the multiple type for 
master penthouse counterbalanced door operators. See 
illustration on this page. 

In all applications of Richmond "DM" Operators 
(where conditions permit) the "Harmonic Motion" 
principle is employed, whereby the door is started 
slowly, travels fast, and comes to a slow stop, with no 
slamming as it closes. 

Richmond "DM" Operators are easily installed and 
trouble free. They are controlled by the "two-button" 
method (unless otherwise specified) and may be started, 
stopped, or reversed at will. Any desired number of 
push button stations may be provided. 

Richmond "DM" Operators with suitable accessories 
are adaptable for the operation of the following types 
of door equipment. 

(1) Freight Elevator Counterbalanced Doors. 

(2) Freight Elevator Hatchway and Car Gates. 

(3) Passenger Elevator Doors (Single and Multiple 
slide and center parting). 

(4) Industrial-Swing (single and pairs) Swing-Fold, 
Bi-Fold, Vertical Telescoping, Vertical Slide and Hori- 
zontal Slide (single and pairs) Doors. 

(5) Subway Ventilation Dampers. 

Richmond "DM" Operators will open or close large 
Swing-Fold Doors in 6 to 8 seconds and Bi-Fold Doors 
at the rate of 1 ft. per second. 

If you have a power operated door problem, consult 
your nearest Richmond Agency or write Home Office. 



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PARTIAL LIST OF BRANCH OFFICES 




A. C. Weigerding, P. 0. Box 173, Albuquerque, N. Mex. 

Strope Steel Co., Terminal Street, Albany, N. Y. 

E. P. Hoffman, 212 Red Rock Building, Atlanta, Ga. 

Wm. E. Gambrill & Co., 213 East Street, Baltimore, Md. 

Babcock, Hinds & Underwood, 174 Washington Street, Binghamton, N. Y. 

The Richmond Fireproof Door Co., 66 Western Avenue, Boston, Mass. 

Shults Engineering Company, Morgan Building, Buffalo, N. Y. 

D. P. Barrett Co., 320 Brown Marx Building, Birmingham, Ala. 
Currin-Andrews, 821 East 1 1th Street, Chattanooga, Tenn. 
Richmond Fireproof Door Co., 100 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Ml. 
Richmond Fireproof Door Co., 607 Caxton Building, Cleveland, Ohio 
Durbrow & Otte, 206 West Court Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 

Alvan Tallmadge, 63 Parkwood Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 

Walcott, Maisey & Paige, 1815 Coombs Street, Dallas, Tex. 

Cement Products Co., 715 East River Street, Davenport, Iowa 

Colorado Builders Supply Co., 1534 Blake Street, Denver, Colo. 

Des Moines Stair Co., 61 1 Polk Building, Des Moines, Iowa 

Richmond Fireproof Door Co., 221 1 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Mich. 

C. C. Gaines, 903 Mills Building, El Paso, Tex. 

Chas. F. Williams Co., 3320 West 7th Street, Fort Worth, Tex. 

J. H. Jones, 215 Standard Building, Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Haven-Busch, 501 Front Avenue, N. W., Grand Rapids, Mich. 

J. D. Wilkins, P. O. Box 1288, Greensboro, N. C. 

Atherton Bowen, P. O. Box 853, Harrisburg, Pa. 

Walcott, Maisey & Paige, 291 1 Dalton Street, Houston, Tex. 

Stackhouse Building Specialty Co., 6117 College Avenue, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Eustis A. Lancaster, John Sevier Hotel Building, Johnson City, Tenn. 

E. C. Marqua Co., 617 Fairfax Building, Kansas City, Mo. 
Equipment and Supply Co., 420 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, Ky. 
Kenneth C. Gaines, 1046 South Olive, Los Angeles, Calif. 
Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Works, P. O. Box 954, Memphis, Tenn. 
Richmond Fireproof Door Co., 720 North Jefferson Street, Milwaukee, Wis. 
John Williams Co., 1207 Warner Building, Nashville, Tenn. 

Yunker Metal Products Co., 17 Cypress Street, Newark, N. J. 

Nachary Builders Supply Co., 318 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, La. 

Richmond Fireproof Door Co., 1 East 42nd Street, New York, N. Y. 

Hans Dumelin, 295 Sherman Avenue, New Haven, Conn. 

Richmond Fireproof Door Co., 1901 Architects Building, Philadelphia, Pa. 

James R. Pitcairn, Century Building, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

J. S. Archer, 511 Atlantic Life Building, Richmond, Va. 

A. L. Horwitz, 208 Boxley Building, Roanoke, Va. 

E. W. Maurer, 704 Temple Building, Rochester, N. Y. 

Manufacturers Specialty Co., Exchange Building, Salt Lake City, Utah 

John A. Williamson Co., 804 Avenue A, San Antonio, Tex. 

San Diego Building Specialty Co., 629 West G Street, San Diego, Calif. 

Persons-Dwan Co., 516 Call Building, San Francisco, Calif. 

LaBar & Evans, 71 1 Linden Street, Scranton, Pa. 

Tourtellotte-Bradley, 401 White Building, Seattle, Wash. 

Lasar Manufacturing Co., 16th and O'Fallon Streets, St. Louis, Mo. 

Otto F. Bridge, 504 Jackson Street, Sioux City, Iowa 

Builders Agency, 732 West Washington Avenue, South Bend, Ind. 

B. R. Johnson, 145 Harding Place, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Builders Engineering Co., 2694 University Avenue, St. Paul, Minn. 
Stovall & Archer, 805 Peninsular Telephone Building, Tampa, Fla. 
S. L. Everitt, 422 Machen Street, Toledo, Ohio 




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