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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May 20th, 2013 at 3:03 pm
Meet the Guden Hardware

Our three piece Weld On hinge is available in lengths from 1.50″ to over 10.00″. Weld On’s are also in stock in several material variations, one of which is sure to fit your metal requirements.  Steel with steel stainless or brass pins, stainless with a stainless pin, or aluminum with a stainless pin and Guden also stocks several with a grease fitting end for applications that require lubrication.   A washer is also provided with each male/female set.  Steel hinges are supplied with a brass washer, while stainless and aluminum hinges have a stainless steel washer.

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May 13th, 2013 at 11:48 am
Another Sighting From “The Hinge Whisperer”

I spied this hinge on the doors of a rolling desert cart and a very yummy desert cart it was indeed.  As I delightfully chose a slice of cherry cheesecake, I couldn’t help but wonder what this engineer had in mind in specifying such high security for this pin retention.  Maybe he were worried that the pin would work itself out over time? It’s possible. God knows this pin isn’t working it’s way out anytime soon.  I thought maybe it was for a high security reason for someone not being able to get the pin out and break into the precious inventory of cakes and pies within the desert cart, but without even a lock on the door, it must not have been that.  Besides I couldn’t imagine a situation where someone might be trying to get into the cart for the full deserts anyways considering all the sliced pieces presented on top of the cart, though I guess in some weight loss circles, maybe they would be….   Maybe it was more for a cosmetic reason? It could have been that as well, and  I will admit that having a repeated pattern does look a little nicer than just one or two stakes.  Another intriguing mystery. We may never know the real reason, even with an actual Hinge Whispering  with the engineer, but certainly plenty of ideas to mull over while enjoying desert.  In fact, so many thoughts, I had time for another slice of cheesecake….

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