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.
Custom work. Need a custom piece in brass, iron, even aluminum? We can do it. Please contact us for details.
Another of our blacksmiths shall remain nameless, as she is somewhat camera shy. She and her family live in a beautiful part of rural Kentucky on an old farm.
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