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Who Still Has A Detroit Door Opener?

Firefighter Blodgett sent over a old tool he found in his firehouse last week.  Many of you added your thoughts on what the tool is.  CLICK HERE for that post and scroll through the ideas.  Our best guess is a version of the Chicago Door Opener from years back.

Believe it or not Brother Blodgett found another old school tool in the rafters of his firehouse and did a little research.  Damn those young and energetic rookies who love the history of years past…Keep it up!

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What he found is the Detroit Door Opener.

Here’s a couple pictures FF Blodgett took trying to figure out how this tool worked.

Read more on the Detroit Door Opener in an except from Richard Fritz’s book Tools Of The Trade.

Click -> Detroit Door Opener for a pdf with direction on how the Detroit Door Opener is used.   Thanks to Brother Thompson for the information.

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