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Question Strange Hinges but Very Strong.

Hi to all,

These hinges are a recent find, and by that I mean I found them, just dumped!

They are super strong and move precisely 90 degrees but I can't see any use for them.

If anyone knows what they are for or needs some let me know, I found 2 pairs.

Anyone wanting them would either have to pick up or pay carriage on them.

Any guesses?
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They look vaguely familiar to me, Al. They may be from a sofa where the back folds flat to make a bed. Hopefully someone can give you the correct answer.

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Al; if Oliver's correct (and he very likely is) the folks to corroborate that would be the re-upholstery shop guys. Any one in your area?
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They look alot like the hinges that move the foot rest up on my recliner.
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Could be hinges for an overhead cupboard where the cupboard door is hinged at the top, and swings up around a horizontal axis. Hinges like that need a way to lock into position when they are open.

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Hi again,

You all seem on the same track so I will believe the "hive mind", always served me well in past decisions and debates.

So we know roughly what they are. Now I have choices, re-dump them, give them away or find a project that requires them and build something?

Suggestions again please, Al

PS the hinges do not lock in either position! They just hit stops.
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Give them to Oliver...
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Give them to Oliver...
Hi Dan, if Oliver or anyone wants them they just have to say, but it may be a bit costly sending them across the pond. Al
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Al..........if you keep them, you'll never need them. If you get rid of them, it won't be 2 weeks before you think of something you could have used them on. What a dilemma.
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Maybe you could make a router table that folds down flat against the wall or end of a bench
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