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(H-68) 3" Desk Hinge

Solid Brass - Available in 5 finishes

There are 3 things to know when purchasing these hinges.

  1. These hinges are sold per pair (2 individual hinges).
  2. They are supplied with matching finished #8-5/8" brass screws for installation.
  3. These hinges are made of extruded brass.


  • Length: 3"
  • Width: 2"
  • Thickness: 1/8"
Price Range:   $88.84 - $106.60
Select Finish:   
Antique (A) 
Light Antique (LA) 
Dark Antique (DA) 
Semi-Bright (SB) 
Bright (B) 
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These hinges are used on drop front desks and secretaries. They are mounted barrel up and mortised into the lid and case so that the leaves of the hinge are flush with the surface of the wood. They are made from solid brass, pictured in antique, and available in four finishes.

Every now and then, we get requests for desk hinges that can be installed with the barrel down. The mechanics of the way a hinge works prevents this from being possible. There are hinges designed to be mounted this way, but they are not used for desks, because they will not fold up as far as a desk hinge needs to fold. Mounting a hinge with the barrel down on a desk creates many other problems, as you will need to carve away a tremendous amount of wood, right in the rabbet where the wood is less thick.

The writing surface of a desk is actually nowhere near the hinge and the hinge never gets in the way, even though the barrel is up.

 Average Rating:  5 Star Rating
 based on 1 Customer Reviews  
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   Desk Hinges, February 23, 2015  By Rick brown (Rocheport, MO)
Very well constructed, precision action, nice appearance. These were installed on a 1913 era Secretary drop down desk top. I am very well satisfied with the quality of these parts.
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