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Publication numberUS50411 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 10, 1865
Publication numberUS 50411 A, US 50411A, US-A-50411, US50411 A, US50411A
InventorsHeney Young
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improved hinge
US 50411 A
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IMPRovED HINGEf l Specification forming part of Letters Patent N0. 50,41l, dated :October l0, 1865.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that: we, HENRY YOUNG and MARTIN STAGHELIN, ot' Port Chester, in the county of Westchester and State ot' New York, have invented a new and Improved Hinge and we do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and'exact description thereof, which will enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in which- Figure l represents a sectional front elevation of this invention. Fig. 2 is a transverse section ot' the same, the line :c x, Fig. 1, indieating the'plane of section. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal central section of the saine when the two wings ot' the hinge are placed in a position at right 'angles one to the other.

Similar' letters of reference indicate like parts.

This invention relates to a hinge, the two wings ot' which swing on a hollow spindle through which a bar of steel or other suitable material passes, the ends ot' which aresecured in plugs, one ot' which is fastened to one and the other to the other ofthe wings of the hinge in such a manner that the hinge swings freely in either direction; and. at the saine time, by the torsional power of the steel rod, said hinge is always brought back to its orignal position of rest, and, consequently, if a dooris hung on a pair otl these hinges itwill open in either. direction and be self-closing.

A represents a hinge, the two wings B C of which swing on a hollow spindle, D. Through this hollow spindle passes a bar, E, of steel or any other suitable elastic material, at, round, or ot' any other suitable shape, and the ends ot' this bar` are secured in plugs F G, the plug F being rigidly attached to the wing O, and the plug G tothe wing B of the hinge by screws a door-spring with the hinge, and the spring which we use is so constructed that it acts with equal force in either direction, and that it .is

not liable to looseits power, since what islost in one direction is gained in the other.

lBy turning the plugs F G in their sockets the power of the spring can always be regulated, and a hinge is obtained which serves lor doors otl any description. v

When the hingeis to be used foradoor which 'opens both 'ways the bar E is so adjusted that the normal position ot' the two wings is that shown in Figs. l and 2 ot' the drawings, and by releasing the plug in one ot the wings said wing can be readily adj usted for a right or for 4a left handed door.

' Wve do not claim, broadly, as our invention the application ot' a spring: to a hinge, such having been previously done; but

We claim and desire to secure by Letters Patentj 1 The hollow spindle D, bar E, and plugs F G, in combination withthe. two wings of a hinge, substantially as andfor the purpose set forth.

The above specification of oui` invention signed by us this 8th day of August, 1865.




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US2520536 *Aug 16, 1948Aug 29, 1950Nelson FeeleyDoor hinge
US3307734 *Jul 9, 1964Mar 7, 1967Murray Co Texas IncLid control for heavy containers
US4905347 *Aug 26, 1988Mar 6, 1990Worth Franz LRemovable torque rod assembly for self-closing door
Cooperative ClassificationE05D1/00