These are made from soft iron and thinned out to delicate proportions. These are very, very early hinges.
Snipe hinges (also known as cotter pin, or staple hinges), are the simplest and probably the earliest hinges used on American furniture. See instructions with a diagram on how they are installed.
We make lots of nickel hardware. Want more? We can provide any of our brass hardware in nickel on request. Please contact us for details.
Addie enters and checks orders too, but her primary job is invoicing every order and processing every package. On busy days, she and Mary work together in shipping.
Horton Brasses produces more than 1,000 different pieces of authentic reproduction furniture and cabinet hardware at our factory in Connecticut. We use brass, iron, and various hardwoods to make knobs, drawer pulls, hinges, shelf pegs, bed bolts, casters, hooks and even clock finials!
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Horton Brasses Inc., 49 Nooks Hill Road, Cromwell CT 06416, 800-754-9127