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Forum topic by PCTNWV posted 07-15-2012 12:21 AM 3870 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-15-2012 12:21 AM

I am looking for a hinge similar to the ones in the pictures. They are used on sewing machine cabinets and Old Radio Cabinets. They are a unique pivot hinge. I am trying to find a place or person that caries these hinges. Any and All help is greatly appreciated.

-- Troy, Virginia

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#1 posted 07-15-2012 01:01 AM

Maybe email leevalley and they might help you out.

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#2 posted 07-15-2012 12:49 PM

Sorry, I don’t have a source and am assuming you have already tried the sewing and old radio lists.
Do you need one or two as replacements or a bunch for some sort of production run?
Obviously purchasing them is likely the most economical alternative.
But if you only need one or two they don’t look like they would be that difficult to make.
Cut the blank out of steel stock, fine tune outline with a file, drill holes, make bend, and rivet (?).
All of this could probably be done with the tools in your shop.
Just a thought…

-- Troy in Melrose, Florida

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#3 posted 07-15-2012 01:26 PM

Van Dyke's




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#4 posted 07-15-2012 01:34 PM

Try Van Dyke’s Restorer’s supplies:

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#5 posted 07-15-2012 02:09 PM

I think that those are called knife hinges. Try searching for those.

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#6 posted 07-15-2012 02:16 PM

They are called pivot hinges
available at

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#7 posted 07-15-2012 10:29 PM


Thanks, I appreciate the responses and I will take a look. The search continues.

-- Troy, Virginia

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