I am planning to install antique hinges on new doors in new construction. I am particularly interested in the hinges with designs on the front and back. While looking at these hinges I have noticed that the leaves of these hinges are beveled (i.e. thick where connected to the hinge pin and tapering toward the outer edge). This is unlike modern hinges which are one consistent thickness. I have also noticed that if you install them so that the design on the back is visible the inside screw holes/screws would end up extremely close to the edge of the door/jamb:
1) Are you supposed to cut a beveled mortise so that the face of these hinges remains flat/level with the door and jamb?
2) Was this done in place of beveling the door edges like we do today to prevent binding? If not, why were they cast this way?
3) Do you slightly angle the inside screws for added strength and to avoid "blow-outs"?
I figured that people that work on old houses would be the best people to ask about this! Any tips or pointers for installing antique hinges on new doors would be greatly appreciated.