Published at Thursday, 12 December 2019. Tonneau Cover. By Augustus Pfeiffer.
These simple ones were called pivot hinges and consisted of a post that fits into a ring or a socket. If you put a post on the top and bottom of each door and a socket in the floor and top of the doorframe, you have a simple door that swings open both ways. Other mountings of them stop the door at a certain point. An example of an ancient pivot hinged door with a stop is a drawbridge. Two massive pivot hinges were mounted on the bottom outside corners of the castle; chains raised the bridge into a door position which was then barred from the inside to hold it in place.
Makeup compacts open with them. Your cell phone flips open with a spring-loaded hinge. Clip earrings rely on hinges. So do eyeglasses. The laptop I am writing this on opens with two of them. Some purses have hinge clasps; others have straps attached with hinges. Toolboxes, briefcases, humidors. Kitchen tongs, can openers, coffee pots. Copiers have about a bazillion hinges; every time you open a door or flip a part up to free a paper jam, you are using a hinge or two.
Hinges have been in use since 1600 B.C. and now there is a wide variety available. The best way to browse the greatest selection of cabinet hinges is to shop online. Instead of trekking from store to store only to be frustrated by the minimal selection, try browsing form the comfort of home. Shop and compare prices then with a click of the mouse your cabinet hinges will arrive at your door.
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