Totalitatea componentelor metalice ale unei usi, care ajuta la deschiderea / inchiderea usii si la blocarea / deblocarea usii, poarta denumirea generica de „feronerie”.

Componentele (metalice) unei usi si descrierea functionalitatii acestora:

Balama – Dispozitiv metalic format din 2 piese articulate pe un ax, dintre care cel putin una se invarteste in jurul axului, permitand usii sa se deschida / inchida;

Broasca – mecanismul montat in interiorul usi, care actioneaza sistemul de blocare /deblocare a usii;

Butuc yala – Mecanism de incuiere care se monteaza in interiorul broastei de usa, ansamblul rezultat prezentand un grad mai mare de siguranta;

Maner usa – Parte metalica care se apuca sau se tine cu mana si care actioneaza mecanismul broastei, permitand deschiderea sau inchiderea usii;

Sild – Placa metalica care se fixeaza in dreptul manerelor si broastelor usi, pentru protejarea yalei (butucului) si fixarea / ghidarea manerelor;

Cheie – Obiect de metal de diferite forme, care permite blocarea si deblocarea butucului (cilindrului) sau a broastei;
 
nprfreshair:

For your weekend reading, a piece from the LA Review of Books by Alex Harvey that is ostensibly a review of Barney Hoskins’ 2010 biography of Tom Waits, Lowside of the Road. To call it just a book review, however, seems limiting because it’s about fathers and sons, femme fatales, lust, music, addiction, influence, Los Angeles, film noir, biography, autobiography, Tom Waits, “Tom Waits”, and finding one’s voice. And it is pretty fascinating.:







When he and Jones split up, he moved out of the Tropicana and into a more laidback East Hollywood neighborhood, close to his father. By day he worked in the old RCA building on Sunset and Ivar, pushing his images and verbal fragments into a new kind of coherence. Gone was Chandler’s white knight in the form of Marlowe, or the melancholy search for the urban epiphany. In its place is the voice of a semi-psychotic street predator, snarling over savage guitar and bass.







Incidentally, Tom Waits is going to be on The Simpsons on January 6.
And here is the Fresh Air interview with Mr. Waits.
-Nell
image by Anthony Corbijn (2004) via  lifecomesfromwithin

nprfreshair:

For your weekend reading, a piece from the LA Review of Books by Alex Harvey that is ostensibly a review of Barney Hoskins’ 2010 biography of Tom Waits, Lowside of the Road. To call it just a book review, however, seems limiting because it’s about fathers and sons, femme fatales, lust, music, addiction, influence, Los Angeles, film noir, biography, autobiography, Tom Waits, “Tom Waits”, and finding one’s voice. And it is pretty fascinating.:

When he and Jones split up, he moved out of the Tropicana and into a more laidback East Hollywood neighborhood, close to his father. By day he worked in the old RCA building on Sunset and Ivar, pushing his images and verbal fragments into a new kind of coherence. Gone was Chandler’s white knight in the form of Marlowe, or the melancholy search for the urban epiphany. In its place is the voice of a semi-psychotic street predator, snarling over savage guitar and bass.

Incidentally, Tom Waits is going to be on The Simpsons on January 6.

And here is the Fresh Air interview with Mr. Waits.

-Nell

image by Anthony Corbijn (2004) via  lifecomesfromwithin

(via theatlantic)

shortformblog:

  • $200M the amount Google invested in Spinning Spur Wind Project, a Texas wind farm, recently. The move was announced earlier this week; the wind farm itself started up in late 2012.
  • 10 the number of wind-related investments Google has made since 2010 alone. That’s not a small investment, considering Google makes more than 90 percent of its revenue from search-related advertising. source
letterheady:

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