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One of the first things to decide on when specifying a cut length of continuous hinge is the length. When the length is a function of the knuckle length it allows us to shear the hinge to length without any deformation of a partial knuckle.  Shearing is much less costly than a saw cut which would avoid the deformation as below for a partial knuckle. So if you can, make your hinge all full knuckles,  for example, if they are .50" knuckles, the length should be say 2.00", 6.00" or 10.50"  or any length equally divisible by .50".  
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It's not very often you get to see something like this!  Two of the same product side by side, with two different style hinges being used. It certainly caught my eye!  Of course I prefer the plated metal hinge on the left, but plastic hinges do have their uses too.  On further investigation,  (yes, of course I asked), I found out the plastic versions were the originals, but they're not sturdy enough to withstand normal use, so when they break, the maintenance person replaces them with the metal hinges.  Just one more reason to go metal! 
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Well still a week after St Patricks Day and I've spied yet another Green hinge that I didn't want to wait until next year to share with you because of it's interesting mounting arrangement.  Notice how the hinge is mounted with it's bottom leaf inside the chassis, but it's welded to it from the outside knuckle edge? Certainly a very non conventional way to attach a hinge which certainly caught this Hinge Whisperers eye!
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How's that for a St Patricks Day hinge post! 
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It's not every day that a hinge like this is captured in a picture!  Two pins and a longer third leaf.  It was so long I barely could get it into one picture without having to stand several feet back!  I was completely curious as to what the two holes in the center would be for.    Maybe for cables or wires to pass through?  Any ideas?
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And today's great hinge use find goes to whoever designed this National Car rental sign.  As I watched the wind blowing these signs back and forth, I  looked a little closer and sure enough, it's a continuous hinge length that's allowing this motion.   Never again will I just walk past a stationary sign without taking a peek!  
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LOL Yesterday I sent out a text saying, "Hey, I lost my phone, will you call it???"

37 people called me...  
smh... I need smarter friends, the April Fools joke was just totally lost when you had to explain it....
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Now THAT's the way to lose some weight!  This hinge was certainly put through the wringer to be as light as it could be. Though considering this was a ramp in an airport jet way, and not on an actual plane, I'm not sure why they had to make it lighter.  Several notches on each leaf took out some of it's weight, and with the width staying the same, I imagine that the supporting strength is still fairly strong.  If it could only be this easy for people to drop a few ounces and pounds.  
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The infamous clipped corner!  Most of the hinges you see these days are the standard square cornered variety, with the occasional radius corner type popping up here and there.  But clipped corners, now that's an exciting sighting.  Done mainly to keep things from getting caught on the exposed corner, they can also be done for a decorative look too.  Though on this hinge, note they were done just on one side of the hinge.  Why you ask?  Because the other size was being welded all along the edges so there would not be a need for the clipped corners!  
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In this livery cab sighting, I found this clipboard using a spring -loaded - to -open hinge as it's holding mechanism.   And to make it an even more interesting hinge, it has multiple bends, slots, and a makeshift arm added to the moving leaf to help in holding down paperwork.  
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Guden has been a leading provider of industrial cabinet and door hardware solutions for over 90 years. Our expansive selection of product offerings includes continuous and butt hinges, slip joint, spring latch and spring loaded hinges, gas springs, dampers, lid supports, handles, and latches…all available in a wide variety of materials, sizes, and finishes. Guden’s customer service representatives are highly trained, friendly, and ready to work with you. They will quickly guide you through our selection of stock products and present flexible delivery options such as scheduled just-in-time shipments or split shipments to meet both your material and cost requirements. In the case where one of our standard items is not the perfect fit for your application, they will also assist you in ordering a custom product.
Guden’s hinge, latch, catch, handle and gas spring offerings are sure to meet almost any requirement. In fact, we are one of the largest suppliers of continuous or piano hinges in the country…stocking continuous hinges in a full array of sizes for use anywhere from precise medical applications to large industrial projects. Our piano hinges are available in steel, stainless, and aluminum, and can be customized to work in almost any application. CAD support for any of our products is freely offered and 3D CAD models are easily downloaded right from our website.

If your project requires a butt hinge we have over 100 different sizes to choose from, or we can supply them customized to your own specifications. For removable hinge applications, Guden offers specialty hinges including weld-on hinges, slip hinges and un-hinges. Plus we have a large selection of spring loaded hinges for doors and lids that need assistance in opening or closing.

Guden also carries gas springs and dampers in a huge selection of sizes and load carrying capabilities. Our gas springs are available in chrome rod, black nitrate rod, and stainless steel to satisfy either economic or environmental requirements. A large variety of end fittings and brackets are available for mounting our gas springs and dampers almost anywhere.

Most every door or lid requires a latch, catch, pull or handle. In handles we carry die cast pulls, aluminum pulls, stainless steel pulls, flush pulls, steel chest handles, stainless steel chest handles, and knobs. And to keep your doors and lids closed choose from our magnetic and non-magnetic catches, compression spring catches, slam latches, and hasps and staples.

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