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Aurelien Voletta Garage Door November 18, 2017 13:17:57
In 1912 an architect created "a new type of outbuilding". The garage which comes from the French word garer- to shelter or protect was invented. The first garage door was essentially a barn door. It was a double door attached to the garage with strap hinges that opened outward. They had the appearance of a basic shed and were subjected to heavy wear and tear. The hinges got rusty and squeaked and the screws would bend and eventually fall out. Snow made it difficult to open and close the doors as well.
As automobiles were invented and came into consumer market there became a need to safely store them. At the time outbuildings were a type of unattached garages that kept the horse and buggy. The original outbuilding held the transportation and all transportation related tools. So consumers naturally begin storing automobiles right next to their horse and buggy in the same outbuilding. High society was the main consumers in the early 1900 s and they didn t appreciate their shiny new car smelling like horse manure. A new solution was necessary to keep them happy.