Published at Sunday, 08 December 2019. Tonneau Cover. By Aliz Schmitz.
Advances in metalworking seem to have made a big difference in hinge development. All archeologists have discovered is that pivot posts and sockets were eventually reinforced with metal and several centuries later, cast iron strap hinges became common. Early examples of this type of hinge can be seen throughout Europe. You can also see how the simple strap hinge became more ornate. By the 1600s, smithies were busy forging many items for household use, among this list were a variety of hinges.
Unlike the old days when door hinges were made of iron, brass or steel, today"s hinges come in an array of materials and finishes. Thanks to modern manufacturing techniques, most of these finishes are maintenance free. Left alone, they won"t tarnish, rust or fail over time.
In the morning when you reach for your toothbrush or the cereal, do you ever think about what is holding these cabinet doors in place? A cabinet hinge is often overlooked and taken for granted, but its significance in our daily lives should not be missed.
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