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Figure 153.     Strap hinge

This strap hinge is like the other hinges made for J. Eli Gregg's houses and barns. They were all constructed in the same way and have a thumb-end, a round end on the strap. There is one difference between this hinge and the others; it has a square terminal hole where all the other hinges that collected in the Gregg barn have round terminal holes. This hinge was exchanged for the one that had hung in the exhibit when it was discovered that the hinge hanging on the cabin wall was one that belonged on Vernon's barn door. The exchanged hinges were identical except that this one is slightly longer than the former one and this one has the square hole.  (Photo, 2002.)
Strap Hinge


Copyright Amelia Wallace Vernon. All rights reserved, 1998. Revised, 2008.