What type is this hinge?


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Old 01-07-24, 01:49 PM
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What type is this hinge?

I have recently acquired a toybox for our grandson. However I'm afraid that the way the current hinges are attaching the top that it may fall down on his head or pinch his fingers when closing it.
His mom has a toybox that will hold the top open and takes some effort to close it. Here is a picture of that hinge. Any idea what type it might be or where I can purchase them:

Didn't look closely to see if there were any markings on it.
 
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Old 01-07-24, 01:58 PM
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Toybox hinge, lid stay, torsion lid stay are all various types of hinges that would work. If you don't want finger pinching you need the "stay" feature, not just the spring that helps to open but then wants to snap shut at a certain point.
 
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Here's one source: https://www.woodcraft.com/products/l...95-125-ip-lids

The come in left and right versions, you would generally need one of each. There are also lid supports that are separate from the hinge, you might be able to add one or two of those without replacing the existing hinges.

Here's an example of that type: https://www.woodcraft.com/products/s...ds-c301n-white

In general, a search for lid support or lid support hinge will find you more options.
 
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Old 01-07-24, 04:28 PM
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Thanks all for your responses! At least now I have a starting point to know what I need to get this toybox ready for him to use!
 
 

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