Revolving Door Company · TEL: 1-812-425-3311
North Sixth Avenue, Evansville, IN. 47710 USA · www.internationalrevolvingdoors.com
of International Revolving Doors
|Van Kannel Revolving
In 1888 Theophilus Van Kannel, of Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, was granted a patent for his unique revolving door design.
It was easy to pass through from either direction, could not be blown open
by the wind even in a storm, and blocked street noise from entering the
lobby of a building. He formed the Van Kannel Revolving Door Company,
with his main office and manufacturing facilities on East 134th Street, in
New York City.
Separately, in the 1880s, The Atchison
Company had been formed in Atchison, Kansas. Later they began
producing high quality revolving doors.
New York Public Library,
revolving door made in 1936
And in 1907, The International Steel
Company was formed in Evansville, Indiana. International
Steel began producing doors for Van Kannel, and this entity
later acquired both Van Kannel and Atchison, moving all
manufacturing to Evansville. By the mid-1930s the Ingleheart Family held
a controlling interest in International Steel's operations.
(More Historical Information, from our 1942
Today, the International Revolving Door
Company (IRD), originally formed as a division of International
Steel, is honored to be known as not only the world's oldest and largest
revolving door manufacturer, but also the highest quality.
50 Years Ago! - Photos
from Our 1959 Catalog
Hotel President, in Kansas
Pioneer Bldg., St. Paul,
Eddy's Bros Restaurant,
Kansas City, MO. - 1948
Inside Eddy's Bros Restaurant.
Macy's Department Store,
New York City; doors circa 1950.
International Revolving Doors is
the only revolving door manufacturer having doors still in operation built
almost 100 years ago. All International Revolving Doors are still
designed and built today to last over a century.
Revolving Door Co., 2138 N. Sixth Avenue, Evansville, IN. 47710
1-800-745-4726 OR 1-812-425-3311
US Central Time. www.internationalrevolvingdoors.com
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