The weakened area at the joint between the board and back of a book. Hinge condition is an important determiner of the overall condition of a book. A damaged or weakened hinge is a death knell for a book unless repaired.
The exterior flexible hinge where the cover boards of the book meets the spine. The hinge enables the cover to open without breaking the spine or pulling signatures apart. .The term is usually used in reference to the equivalent interior flexible area. This often cracks, splits, or otherwise shows wear, in an older cloth book. Hinge is often used in place of joint, which more accurately denotes the exterior portion of the hinge. See also BOARD MULL SIGNATURE SPINE
(on immunoglobulin molecule) The portion of an immunoglobulin heavy chain between the Fc and Fab regions which permits flexibility within the molecule and allows the two combining sites to operate independently. The hinge region is usually encoded by a separate exon.
The interior junction of the spine and the sides of a book. Can also describe the stub (in a bound book) which permits the free movement of a bound-in map, illustration, or other insert made into the binding of a book.
"Interlocking toothed devices in a bivalve; hinge plate is the dorsal margin carrying the hinge teeth; hinge teeth are interlocking teeth that unite the valves" (Arnold 1965). Annuli occurring in the hinge teeth may correspond in number and relative location to annular lines seen in the valves of molluscs.
A device that allows the pivoting of two parts away from or toward each other. Hinges are usually used on hard sided luggage and allow one side panel to act as a lid when the case is set flat. Handbag styles with lids will have some sort of hinge, whether a flexible hinge made with a continuous leather strip or fabric, or jointed hinges made of metal or plastic. Some hard-sided handbag styles will have hinges at the bottom and open/close by pulling apart or pushing together the front and back panels. "Ball and socket" closures are mounted on frames made of metal or plastic that has round hinges at each side. Also see - HARDWARE -- BALL AND SOCKET
The point at the spine edge of the board's inner surface where the paste-down and fly leaf meet. When the paste-down separates from the board, the hinge is said to be loose or shaken, and the repair treatment called for is hinge tightening. Also, the term generally includes the junctions of the next few leaves into the text block. When the leaves are separated in this area, the hinge is said to be broken, and hinge mending is the repair treatment needed for this ailment.
A jointed or flexible device on which a door or window turns. The earliest known hinges were T-shaped devices called strap or cross-garnet hinges. They were made of wrought iron with a crossbar fixed vertically to the door frame, and attached with nails to the door. In the 18th century, hinges for interior doors were H-shaped or L-shaped, and attached to the door with nails.
General term for a pivoting fastener, which attaches a door to a frame or molding, providing support and allowing it to be opened and closed. Several types of hinges are thrust pivot, full and half mortise and full and half surface. A line up of major hinge types would be the butt, butterfly, double acting, Euro, H & H, Pivot, Self-closing and Soss.
A hinge is a mechanical device that connects two solid objects, allowing rotation between them. Hinges may be made of flexible material or of moving components. In biology, many joints function as hinges.
A flexible paper strip-often made from Japanese paper-used to attach an artwork to its mat along one edge, allowing it to be lifted for inspection of its verso. Material, usually gummed cloth tape, which joins the window board to the backboard of a mat along one edge, thereby permitting the window board to be opened. See also Mounts, mats.
Stamp hinges are small, rectangular-shaped pieces of glassine paper, usually gummed on one side. Folded with the gummed side out, the hinge is used to mount stamps. Most modern hinges are peelable. Once dry, they may be easily removed from the stamp, leaving little trace of having been applied.
An oblong piece of tough, thin paper generally rounded on the corners with gum on one side which is used to mount stamps. Hinges are often prefolded. Hinges first appeared as early as the 1860s. NEVER USE PRESSURE-SENSITIVE TAPE
Usually made of cotton, a hinge is a piece of cloth that is glued in the hinged end of a pneumatic or bellows, increasing the strength of the pneumatic or bellows. (See Recovering Bellows - click here)