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Hinge History

An overview of the different types of hinges offered by HardwareSource.com

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What’s in that hinge? Hinges today come in all shapes, sizes and finishes, but chances are they have one thing in common: they’re made of metal. But how do you know what metal to choose for your hinge? Steel is a favorite for hinges of all types. It is relatively cheap, strong, and durable. Its [...]

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Hinges have come a long way since blacksmiths stood over fiery crucibles to forge them one by one, but the question of how to make a better hinge is one that still hangs over hinge manufacturers today. If you’ve ever wondered why one door hinge can be $3, while a seemingly equivalent door hinge is [...]

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from The Encyclopedia of Hardware, with some minor edits [1] Hinge types come in a seemingly endless variety, but keeping in mind the following facts should eliminate some of the confusion.Many companies specify that hinges are “handed”-that is, designed to go on either the left or right hand of the door. In some cases the [...]

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Historical Development and Advances of the Hinge Why are we so hung up on hinges? This simple little piece of hardware has caused a revolution in the way we build our houses, secure our possessions, and travel about, since even a small hinge can make you eight times stronger than you would be without it.[1] [...]

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