Image ID
ICHi-073685
Headline
Iroquois Theater spring hinge
Date Created
circa 1900s
Artwork/Object Depicted
spring hinges
Copyright Notice
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Credit Line
Chicago History Museum, ICHi-073685
Inventory Number
2008.154.3
Storage Location
DIA
Max Pixels - Height
6192
Max Pixels - Width
8256
KEYWORDS
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Secret Lives of Objects
2008.154.3
Iroquois Theater
disasters
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theaters
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iroquois theater spring hinge

The notorious Iroquois Theater fire killed 602 spectators on December 30, 1903. The York & Towne throw bolt was used to secure one door at the top and the spring action floor bolt held the opposite door in place at the bottom and were locked during performances.The unique design of the bolted doors added to the large number of fatalities.

The notorious Iroquois Theater fire killed 602 spectators on December 30, 1903. The York & Towne throw bolt was used to secure one door at the top and the spring action floor bolt held the opposite door in place at the bottom and were locked during performances.The unique design of the bolted doors added to the large number of fatalities.

1/6/2015