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Nick

Name of hinge?

See this picture? It's a hinge. The strappy bit has a pin, top and bottom, and they sit in the metal 'cup' that screws to the frame.

I've lost some 'cups'. Do they have a proper name, and can anyone suggest a seller, please? I cannot find them, but I suspect that's because I don't know what I'm searching for.

Ta.

dpack

no idea what they are called ( sockets seems a fair bet for a name) but i would expect they come as part of a whole hinge set with the strap part .

the whole thing is called a strap hinge

a decent blacksmith could probably make something suitable but it would probably cost more than a whole mass produced hinge
Treacodactyl

I would call the gate hinge sockets, gate hinge sockets. Cast socket while looking at shed/gate hinges also throws up results.

It's the sort of thing that comes up in job losts of ironmongery for pennies but new ones cost a fair bit. If you have the time they might be picket up in shops that sell old stuff but are not as grand as antique shops.

http://www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk/products/gate_fence_and_shed_hardware/gate_hinges/4084/heavy_cast_socket_galvanised_/472737
dpack

wow ,im surprised ( and pleased for nick ) they can be bought without the strap part.

i spose the next issue is size of hole and will the bolt bit fit or wobble . i spose wobble could be sorted with a liner made out of a bit of suitable pipe and within reason they could be bored out a bit to accommodate the fatter bolt.
Treacodactyl

The do three different sizes and there may be other people selling various size and shapes out there.

http://www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk/search?SearchText=Cast+socket+
Nick

The do three different sizes and there may be other people selling various size and shapes out there.

http://www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk/search?SearchText=Cast+socket+



Thank you both. Smile

And I found the missing ones in the garage. They were in a safe place. Obviously.
Treacodactyl

I shall look forward to tomorrows "name that mystery item" post, or perhaps we should have a "name that mystery item and does anyone know where I've stashed it" thread? Wink
Hairyloon

If in doubt, call it Kevin... Or maybe Eric.
Nick

I shall look forward to tomorrows "name that mystery item" post, or perhaps we should have a "name that mystery item and does anyone know where I've stashed it" thread? Wink


I think we need the latter. If I've got it, I don't need to know what it's called quite as often.
dpack

Laughing Treacodactyl

If in doubt, call it Kevin... Or maybe Eric.

Surely Evadne or Hilda?
dpack

Laughing Laughing Laughing Behemoth

All hinges are called Mary. Hairyloon

All hinges are called Mary.
Spoken with clear authority. I shall not argue.
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