[vcf-midatlantic] Double door -- more progress!

Evan Koblentz evan at snarc.net
Thu Feb 18 20:49:34 EST 2016

There's been more progress on the new doorway for our new museum.

At first it was an ordinary single door. InfoAge + VCF hired a 
contractor to make it a double door.

Two weeks ago, the contractor removed the single door, cut open the 
wall, and built the frame for the double door.

Last week, the town inspector approved the frame.

Today, the contractor hung the new doors and installed a temporary lock 
on the inside (we can enter from the other doorway which locks from the 
hallway side.)

The "new" doors aren't actually new. They are historic WW2 doors, per 
the exact style that was used at Camp Evans in the early/mid-1940s.

Two steps remain. First, the doors need handles and proper locks. 
Contractor said the town requires crash bars or lever-style handles for 
handicapped and/or emergency access. InfoAge will decide how to process 
with that. Second, the WW2 doors need painting, glass cleaning, and the 
walls around the frame need some new drywall or sheetrock.

Anyway, there are two months to get all that done. For now we have 
locking doors again, and finally the ability to bring in the UNIVAC for 

The new doors open 180 degrees into the hallway, so they'll be flat 
against the hallway wall and out of our way during moving time.

Security-wise, the point of these doors is to prevent random InfoAge 
volunteers (etc.) from wondering where they needn't be. These doors are 
not going to stop a determined criminal.

Basically they're for simple peace-of-mind and so we can move in larger 
computer artifacts.

Here are pictures of their current status:

http://www.vcfed.org/evan/doubledoor.jpg (from inside our room)
http://www.vcfed.org/evan/hallwaydoor.jpg (from the hallway side)

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