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SHS is an authorized distributor of Von Duprin Inc.

View all of the products from Von Duprin Inc on the Hardware HutVon Duprin was started in 1908, when it introduced the first "panic release bar" in response to a need for protecting life safety while providing security, a purpose that still guides the firm today. Indianapolis hardware salesman Carl Prinzler missed a scheduled visit to Chicago's Iroquois Theatre in 1903, thus escaping a disaster in which 594 people perished when the "fireproof" theater burned. Obsessed with the needless loss of lives, Prinzler was determined to solve the problem of public buildings that often turned into death traps when doors were locked to keep gate crashers out. Prinzler teamed up with his neighbor, Henry DuPont, an architectural engineer, who invented the first working device. The initial model, introduced in 1908, was marketed by Vonnegut Hardware Company under the name Von Duprin, a contraction of Vonnegut, DuPont and Prinzler.


View items by Von Duprin Inc sold online at The Hardware HutThe Hardware Hut in the following categories...

Von Duprin Inc - Exit Devices and Panic Hardware
Exit Devices and Panic Hardware


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2001 E Trent Ave

Spokane, WA 99202

P.O. Box 2664

Spokane, WA 99220-2664

Phone: (509) 535-1663

Toll Free: (800) 888-1663

Store Hours

Monday - Friday

8am - 5pm Pacific Time

Welcome to Spokane Hardware Supply, Inc.

It is no secret that, since 1945, we have provided great products and excellent customer service the old fashioned way! Continuing this core tradition, we are pleased to now offer a convenient way to preview, research, compare and purchase products online... at your convenience, at The Hardware Hut. It is our company's goal, in this ever changing world that we all live in, to continue to provide you with new and unique quality hardware items.

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