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Norton 1601

Norton 1601 Door Closer at Reed Brothers Security

The Norton 1601 Series Door Closers are designed to fit almost any application and are the choice of engineers worldwide. Ideal for use with aluminum storefront doors and frames, these closers have a history of proven quality and tradition.

Closers for interior and exterior doors shall be full rack-and-pinion type with cast aluminum alloy shell. Closers shall be surface mounted and shall project no more that 2-7/8″ from the surface of the door. Closers shall be non-handed to permit installation on doors of either hand. Closer fluid shall contain lubricity and anti-oxidation agents. Closer fluid shall maintain stable viscosity to allow door closer to perform in temperatures ranging from extremely high to as low as -40°F. Closers shall have multi-size spring power adjustment to permit setting of spring from (1 through 4) or (3 through 6). Closers shall have two non-critical valves, hex key adjusted, to independently regulate sweep and latch speed. Closers shall have adjustable backcheck cushioning controlled by a hex key adjusted valve. [Closers shall have adjustable delayed-action closing controlled by a hex key adjustable valve.] [Closer body shall be enclosed in/concealed with a full molded cover.] [Closers shall be highly corrosion resistant and shall have all external body components of aluminum, zinc alloy or stainless steel material and all stainless steel fasteners.] Regular arm and top jamb closers shall have a non-hold open shoe permitting 15% ( +/- 7-1/2% ) power adjustment.

Recommended on interior or exterior doors including:

  • Aluminum Storefronts
  • Office Doors
  • Utility Closets
  • Storage Rooms


  • 1600BC: Sized springs 3 or 4
  • 1601: Adjustable spring sizes 3-6
  • 1601BF: Adjustable spring sizes 1-4
  • Exceeds 12 million cycles (witnessed and verified by UL)
  • Non-handed
  • Rack and pinion design
  • Cast aluminum body
  • 2-7/8″ (73mm) projection
  • 1-3/8″ (35mm) diameter piston
  • 5/8″ (16mm) diameter pinion journals
  • Standard, separate and independent, latch, sweep and backcheck intensity valves
  • Tri-Style® packaging (regular arm, top jamb and parallel arm mounting)
  • All standard arm applications allow doors to swing 180°, conditions permitting
  • Staked valves

Optional Features:

  • Delayed action (in lieu of backcheck). Specify 1601DA or 1601BFDA
  • Corrosion-resistant model (non-hold open only). Specify 1601SS or 1601BFSS. (Not tri-packed)
  • Molded plastic cover. Specify suffix P
  • Heavy-duty arms: Parallel Rigid, CloserPlus®, CloserPlus Spring™, and Unitrol®


  • ANSI/BHMA A156.4, Grade 1 certified
  • UL listed
  • UL10c compliant for positive pressure
  • ADA compliant (1601BF)
  • 15-year limited warranty


Norton 1601