Do you know the origin and invention of hinges?

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  • November 27, 2017

Also known as the hinges, hinge the official name for the hinge. Often composed of eighty percent off, is to connect the two parts of the object and can move parts. The common hinges are used for cabinet doors, windows, doors and so on.

Hinges Product property

Traditional industrial products

Related hinges

Plastic washer hinge, plastic sprayed nylon hinge, imitation copper washer hinge, imitation silver washer hinge

Hinge type

Common hinge: used for cabinet doors, windows, doors and so on. The material is made of iron, copper and stainless steel. Ordinary hinge

The disadvantage is that it does not have the function of the spring hinge. After installing the hinge, it must be loaded with a variety of beads, otherwise the wind will blow the door plate.


Pipe hinge: also called spring hinge. Mainly used for furniture door panel connection, it is generally required thickness of 16~20 mm plate. Materials include galvanized iron and zinc alloy. The spring hinge is equipped with adjusting screws, which can adjust the height and thickness of the upper and lower and left and right plates. One of its features is that it can fit the door opening angle according to the space. In addition to the general 90 degree angle, 127 degrees, 144 degrees, 165 degrees and so on have the corresponding hinge matching, so that all kinds of cabinet have corresponding extension.

Door hinge: it is divided into ordinary type and bearing type, the ordinary type has been mentioned before. The bearing type can be divided into copper and stainless steel from the material. From the current consumption situation, the selection of copper bearing hinge more, because of its beautiful style, beautiful, moderate price, and equipped with screws.


Other hinges: glass hinge, table hinge, door hinge. Glass hinge is used to install frameless glass cabinet door, requiring glass thickness is not more than 5~6 mm.

Hinge invention

Whether it is magnificent modern building star hotels, or general residential buildings, it has been difficult to see the wooden door hinge. Most of the use of modern building doors and windows metal door hinge axis. The modernization of production to replace the door hinge axis of the old "door hinge". "Door hinge" of the invention of the ancient remains in some ancient buildings and some of the old doors and windows on the building of rural residents in guanzhong.

Carefully observe the door and the door hinge axis of the bronze chariots and horses friends may remember two copper doors and the junction of the car carriage car, regardless of its shape and structure are quite similar with modern building doors and windows hinge. It marks as early as 2200 years ago our ancestors had invented and used the first hinge, and we have found that the range of not using the hinge to Qin bronze chariots and horses. In the vicinity of terracotta pit two and one pit chariot, archaeologists found the same significant number of bronze. In fact, the door hinge axis is not "import", but to the Qin people a "invention patent".

Installation points

There are 6 important points to pay attention to when installing hinges:

(1) before installation, check whether the hinge and the door and window frame and fan match.

(2) check whether the hinge slot and the hinge are high, wide and thick.

(3) check whether the hinge and its connection screws and fasteners are matched.

(4) the connection mode of the hinge should be matched with the material of the frame and the fan, such as the hinge used for the steel frame door and the side connected with the steel frame for welding, and the side connected with the wood door fan is fixed by the wood screw.

(5) in the case of asymmetry of the two sheets of the hinge, it should be identified which plate should be connected with the fan, which should be connected with the door and window frame, and the side connected with the three axis should be fixed with the frame, and the side connected with the two axis should be fixed with the door and window.

(6) installation, should guarantee the same fan on the hinge axis in the same vertical line, so as to avoid the door / window bounce.

Industry category

Door window hardware

Material type

Zinc alloy, iron, stainless steel, copper, aluminum

Surface treatment

Sanding, wire drawing steel wire drawing, grab, drawing gold, Brushed Copper, pure white, red bronze, bronze, gold, electroplating, Huang Gutong

Main producing areas

Jieyang, Foshan, Zhongshan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong and so on