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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huw Eastwood View Post
    That exposed section of the wall is amazing but looks a classic case of over-steeling the concrete!
    No, it's a steel wall that was under-concreted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wylk View Post
    No, it's a steel wall that was under-concreted.
    It certainly looks it.
    Huw

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    What is the formula for the maximum amount of steel to put in a wall.

    Generally I have just followed specifications- putting in matresses, but I assume there is a rule if using HT rebar.

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    I recently acquired the pressure system hand-wheel from the Indiana National Bank vault in Indianapolis at the corner of PA St. and VA Ave:

    • 20-1/2" wide
    • 20#
    • 6 spokes, 5-3/4" long and tapered from 1"- 2"
    • 9" hub
    • 1" arbor
    • 1-3/8" thick


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    I could not find any markings on the hand-wheel it but the accompanying plaque says it was given to a friend of the bank upon being dismantled. The spoke caps are different than the ones in the pics so I am guessing the rubber handles were replaced at some point and the caps as well.

    Here are some vault pics and Mosler's construction specifications from 1934. The General section on page 6 is where it gets interesting, prior to that is just standard contract language.

    Pro Tip - Attachments on this forum are limited to 2MB each so if you have larger files they can be posted and publically linked for free (up to 15GB) on Google Drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VaultDoors View Post
    I recently acquired the pressure system hand-wheel from the Indiana National Bank vault in Indianapolis
    That's a pretty good prize, what are you going to do with it?
    Huw

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    I am not quite sure but I am open for suggestions... I also picked up a crane hinge finial/cap from the Wilkinsburg, PA bank vault door:

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    • 7" diameter
    • 2.5" tall
    • 5#
    • 5/8" diameter x 2" screw


    and a Joseph L. Hall medallion:

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    3" diameter
    1/4" thick

    I have no immediate plans for these items or my 3 and 4 movement time locks other than display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VaultDoors View Post
    ... I also picked up a crane hinge finial/cap from the Wilkinsburg, PA bank vault door
    I have a couple of questions about the Wilkinsburg vault, if you don't mind.

    1 - It sounds like the vault and door were demolished. What was the actual fate?

    2 - I was never certain but my best guess was that this was at 901 Wood Street (currently a Citizens Bank branch). Was this its address or was it somewhere else?

  8. #38
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    I wish I had answers...I bought it on eBay and it only had the bank name. I trust the Seller's description was accurate but you never know. It may have been from an estate sale where item authenticity is often unverified.

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