Issue 21 and Volume 1895 16.

CLOSE THEMSELVES. The spread of a fire through a building could often be controlled, or in a measure confined, if the doors and windows could be closed, thus shutting off the drafts, but in the hurry and scurry attending the, discovery of a fire no one thinks of looking after these matters. An inventor has recently designed a door which closes itself in case of a fire. In fact, the fire itself closes the door. The mechanism which regulates the closing of the doors is put into operation by the heat of the fire. The device is applied to pair of swinging doors. It consists of a suitable weight attached to the right-hand side of the opening and held there by a bracket and tilting ever. In this description, right and left-hand doors are so designated from being hung on right and left-hand hinges, and not from the right or…

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