January 4th, 2013 at 4:06 pm
H.A. Guden, An American Original

The H.A Guden Co. is proud to supply American made products. Our ongoing commitment to keeping American business and manufacturing solid is stronger than ever and we gladly display a Made In USA  logo on as many products as we can.  You can find this logo on the product categories listed in our catalog and on our website so that you too can feel great about buying American.  The strength and future of our economy begins right here at home and we’re glad to be a part of it.

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December 31st, 2012 at 5:49 pm
Happy New Year from H.A. Guden

Wishing all of you a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year!  We will be closed Jan 1, 2013 in celebration of the holiday and will reopen on Wednesday Jan 2, 2013.  Talk to you next year!

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December 21st, 2012 at 11:10 pm
Celebrating Christmas at Guden

In celebration of the Christmas Holiday, the H.A. Guden Co., will be closed on December 24th and 25th, reopening on the 26th. Our warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday season to all.

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December 18th, 2012 at 12:58 am
A Breath of Fresh Air

I was poking around a ventilation shaft in a restaurant hallway the other night and low and behold I found two familiar Guden products.  Exhibit A is a steel pull that we distribute for Stanley Hardware and unfortunately I wasn’t able to get close enough to get a completely clear shot.  And though I was tempted, I didn’t pull the red handle to release the door but if I had, you would have gotten a treat and seen the gas spring positioned as Exhibit B which extends and holds the escape door open after it’s unlatched. If given a little more time, and possibly a ladder, I may have even spied the hinges that allow this door to swing up and open.  Interesting hardware stuff I must say! Or maybe I just need to get out more…..

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December 11th, 2012 at 12:03 pm
See the new 3D Lid Supports Now Playing at Guden

You asked for it, and we aim to please. So just in time for the holidays, we’ve just added 3D CAD models for our entire Guden Lid Support line. These models make design work quick and easy for so many of our products. Just download, drop in, rotate and go.  Visit us at www.guden.com and click on the 3D CAD Model link on the left sidebar to see all of the product lines that have one available for download.  It’s that simple. But of course it is.  At Guden, we make hardware easy.

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November 27th, 2012 at 12:56 pm
Obrounds or Slots

Obrounds or slots.  The terms are interchangeable, and sometimes even used as one term in the case of saying an obround slots.  I prefer the term slot myself and will refer to that term more often than not.  Different than just a plain hole, a slot is primarily two holes connected by parallel lines, but for machining or manufacturing, the actual slot size is achieved by using a punch the size of the slot instead of drilling two or more same size holes side by side to achieve the length.  In order to call out the slot you will need the width or diameter of the “circle”, the D dimension below  and then the length of the slot which is measured from center to center of the two “circles”. This would be the standard way to dimension the slot as opposed to just measuring from the extreme end to end of the slot.  Pretty much any size slot can be done, though to avoid tooling charges for new punches, it can be more economical to select a size that the manufacturer or fabricator already has available.

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November 23rd, 2012 at 2:02 pm
Black Friday…..

This is my plea to you to not let the Thanksgiving holiday get swallowed up by the holiday season!   Do your research!  Prices aren’t necessarily lower today, in fact they’ve been shown to be lower at other times of the year…  WITHOUT the lines and insanity!

 

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November 21st, 2012 at 6:39 pm
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Guden

From our family to yours, all our best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving.  Our offices will reopen on Monday 11/25 so our employees can celebrate and enjoy their Thanksgiving holiday.  And as always, you can get pricing, product information, drawings, and place orders on our website day and night, 7 days a week.  Happy Thanksgiving.

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November 13th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Another Unique Hinge Sighting

These special cabinet hinges are mounted inside of many electrical or emergency type panel boxes, and in this case they’re on the inside of a telephone and intercom system.  Their unique design allows for an unbroken surface on the outside and a smooth and controlled opening motion of the door. Each mounting foot has both holes and slots to adjust for many different mounting patterns and alignments.  Hard to find on the open market, but YES, Guden supplies them and can offer both the Asian and European versions.

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November 6th, 2012 at 12:44 pm
Back to our regularly scheduled program…..


How exciting to find a good hinge shot on the subway the other night.  This hinge attached the seat to the wall and I immediately noticed a few things about it.  1. The hinge was manufactured without any pin retention, so the pin is slowly working it’s way out of the knuckles.    Then 2. I noticed this was a good example of a partial knuckle, a knuckle not the same size as all the other knuckles of the hinge.  And 3. This partial knuckle had been specified to be manufactured using a saw or laser cutting method so that the partial knuckle is formed in a nice clean cut.  Usually partial knuckles are ugly and deformed so some thought was put into it , but maybe it was just a coincidence since the engineer didn’t add some kind of pin retention to keep the pin from coming out of the end of the hinge.  Maybe this engineer didn’t work with Guden or just chose not to take all our hinge advice.  You can lead a horse to water……

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