Rising hinge

Rising hinge
The interior doors in the Hope mansion are almost all hung with raising hinges. These hinges swivel on an angle to raise doors as they open. They also use the door's weight to close automatically. The tops of all the doors are beveled or angled so that they don't get stuck in the door frame as they rise. David Stone would have had to special order all of these hinges from England when the house was built. The accompanying video demonstrates how the hinges worked and their history. Date approximated.
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Historic Hope Plantation
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Historic Hope Plantation
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