July 15th, 2013 at 12:35 pm
Hinge Terminology 101

PITCH – This term isn’t used all that often anymore, but it does come up every once in a while, so an explanation of what it is certainly can’t hurt.   Pitch is the measurement from a point on a knuckle to the same exact point on the next knuckle falling on that same leaf.  As in the picture above,  measuring from the right end of the knuckle,  to the next right end of the knuckle.  It’s almost just adding two knuckle lengths together, but you also need to add in the spacing between the knuckles, so this measurement includes those two spaces as well.

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July 8th, 2013 at 1:53 pm
An International Installment of “The Hinge Whisperer”

This special hinge sighting was so rare and unique, it took a trip across the border to Toronto Canada for this hinge whisperer to capture it!  The elusive Embossed Spring Leg Hinge is a very very rare variety, and even rarer to be able to see it in use on the outside surface of the hinge.  For most spring legs, the spring just lays on the leaf, but adding an emboss into the hinge leaf, the channel allows the spring leg to be flush with the surface, so nothing catches on it.  Or most commonly you emboss so that you can mount that surface of the leaf flat against another surface.   It was wonderful to spy this in a Toronto taxicab and I couldn’t wait to post this special find.

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July 4th, 2013 at 4:11 am
Happy Birthday America!

In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, the H.A Guden Co. will be closed July 4th and July 5th. Enjoy your holiday, and be safe with those fireworks!  If you should need product information or pricing, please visit our website and we will reopen on Monday July 8th.

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July 1st, 2013 at 12:44 pm

With so much talk about equal this, and equal that in the national news, what better time for a talk on Equal End Knuckles for hinges!  Depending on the length of your hinge, you may be getting a partial knuckle situation and to make the hinge look more symmetrical, we can supply the hinge with balanced or equal end knuckles as pictured above.  The process of doing equal knuckles on the ends is also handy when you have very short hinges, and need to meet the minimum 3 knuckle construction for a well operating hinge.  So if the knuckle length is say .50″, and you want to have a 1.00″ long hinge, you could have one center knuckle of .50″ and equal balanced knuckles of .25″ .  Who says hinges don’t have equal rights too.  :)

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June 24th, 2013 at 2:28 pm
Meet the Guden Hardware – Chest Handles

Our 1207 chest handle is available in steel and stainless steel, and also with a standard hole pattern.  We can also supply it with your hole pattern, we just need to know your specifications for hole size and location.  This handle has a free swinging grip that stops at 90 degrees at almost horizontal and is perfect for many of your quick, economical and easy chest handle applications.

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June 17th, 2013 at 5:46 pm
MS20001 Series Extruded Hinge

I think the most interesting thing about MS20001 series hinges is that each leaf is one solid piece of extruded aluminum with the knuckles cut out of it, and a hole drilled down the center for the pin.  Popular in the aerospace industry because of it’s strength and lightweight construction, you commonly would see it in airplanes or other aviation vehicles and products. You most likely never get to see the end of these hinges because they’re usually fit into a space tightly so the pin is held in place the walls of the space, but here’s a unique look for your viewing pleasure.

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June 10th, 2013 at 1:52 pm
Guden: Hardware Security at it’s Finest!

It’s not that big of a deal anymore to see a piece of hardware speeding by me at 60 mph, but in this case FIVE of them!  The hinges are most likely steel heavy gauge continuous pieces, and I can see they’ve got 2″ knuckles so it’s probably at least .090 thickness. but without seeing the width, I can’t be sure which one of our Guden continuous hinges they could have been made from but the 3 handles are could most definitely be our 14786-26 chrome grab handles, the size, shape and hole pattern are for sure very similar.  Count them,  FIVE sightings in one view.  And who knows how much more might have been inside, though maybe I’d be too busy looking at the money if I got inside somehow, or at least maybe a view of a jail cell…..   So don’t dismay if you don’t see much hardware walking around, keep your eye out on highways!

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May 28th, 2013 at 9:52 am
Back to Work with the Hinge Whisperer

Hopefully you’re all well rested after a long Memorial Day weekend and ready to start  your work week.  And at least it’s a 4 day work week!  While walking around the park I spied hinges on the light post bases and noticed that there were two distinct styles.  The above picture was a standard surface mount, with holes punched for the rivets. Nothing too out of the ordinary here, well except for someone trying to juggle a basket of fries, a drink and take a picture of light post bases……

This other version of hinge mounting kept the hinge leaves more or less out of sight with a bend on each leaf.  The bends allowed the hinge leaves to be mounted from the inside and leave a more unbroken surface for park attendant viewing pleasure.  Just goes to show that every application can have several different hinge solutions.  Send in your most unique hinge and hardware sightings. The Hinge Whisperer loves to see them!


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May 26th, 2013 at 1:58 pm
In Observance of Memorial Day

The H A Guden Co., proudly remembers all those who have served for our country including our own Jack Guden who was part of the National Guard’s 101st Cavalry in the 30′s on the east coast.  We continue to honor our past servicemen and thank them by raising our flag every day. Without their dedication and bravery, we couldn’t enjoy the freedoms our country has to this day.

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May 21st, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Thanks for this one Purple Ladies.  OK could sure use them right now.

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