Hardware Help (Hinges)

I built a prototype folding table which holds its weight on four hinges where the pins of the hinges sit parallel with the ground. Forseeing problems, I used some heavy gauge hinges but I was unable to find anything that was actually designed to take weight against the pin. (Piano hinges are, but I unfortunaltely only have 2 1/4" width per hing to work with, and at that short a distance, the piano hinge is woefully inadiqaute for strength). The table worked great for a while until I decided to do a stress test by sitting on it. At that point, the hinge bent between the pin and the screws used to secure it.
So, what I need is a hinge that can withstand around 50lbs of pressure perpendicular to the pin (plus about the same parallel to the hinge). I looked through various stores, and can't find anything that matches that description. Does anyone know of anything like this? I would have thought such things would exist for heavy lids.
If not, I can build my own, but I'd like to avoid that if at all possible.
Thanks,
John
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I have found that door hinges (like for the front door of your house) will take quite a bit of abuse - they have roughly 1/4 inch pins. You can get some fairly nice ones and they are rugged.
mikey
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On Jun 22, 2:24 am, snipped-for-privacy@spam.invalid (julvr) wrote:

Rule joints, such as in butler's tables, do something similar. If you're relying on the hinge alone to carry the load and keep the top planar, I'd think that an individual hinge would sag without the assistance of a movable support of some sort.
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