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Antique Door Opener

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I know very little about this except for that it is among the first automatic door openers (think turn-of-the-century large doors, like at hotels, public buildings, and train stations, for example, or just the large mahogany double front doors of your mansion). It runs on oil and was manufactured in England, brand is "The Briton," patent number 621457/59. If you are restoring an old building, this may very well be the beautiful, conversation-starting, authentic addition you are looking for.

I don't know if the white paint is original. It looks to be plain cast iron underneath. It is very dirty and VERY heavy, about 12 pounds so that's why the shipping is pricey. But worth it! Make your 100-year-old home the Hotel Astoria of the neighborhood, or give your modern loft a touch of history with an industrial feel. I'd install it myself, but I don't think that would make my landlady too happy :-\

I know this is quite the investment, so if you are interested and want more pictures or have questions please don't hesitate to ask!


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Antique Door Opener

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  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Craft type: Home improvement
  • Material: cast iron
  • Feedback: 24 reviews
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