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(NM-3) 2-1/2" Non Mortised Hinge with Ball Tips

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 #6-3/4" brass screws and #6-3/4" zinc plated steel pilot screws for installation.
  3. These hinges are sized to fit 3/4" - 1" thick cabinet doors and require a 2-3 degree back bevel for installation.


  • Height: 2-1/2"
  • Width: 1-1/2" wide when open
  • Thickness: 3/32"
  • Overall Height: 3-1/8" including ball tips
Price Range:   $26.89
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Antique (A) 
Light Antique (LA) 
Dark Antique (DA) 
Semi-Bright (SB) 
Bright (B) 
Satin Nickel (SN) 
Polished Nickel (PN) 
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One of our most popular hinge, these non mortised hinges are available in 7 finishes. Here it is featured with a ball tip. We believe this is the best non-mortised hinge on the market today.

Made from extruded brass, each is machined to precision tolerances. The hinge leaves measure 1-1/2" wide when open by 2-1/2" tall. Perfect for 3/4" thick wood.

Please note: You must put a back bevel in your cabinet doors when using ANY non-mortise hinge. 2-3 degrees is plenty.

Do you want to use these hinges in a production environment? Feel free to make jigs and fixtures. Every hinge is exactly the same, and extremely precise. In fact, you can use the same jigs and fixtures for both NM-3, NM-5, and NM-7 non-mortised hinges.

All hinges ship with matching screws. Slotted or Phillips head screws are available. Remember to pre-drill screw holes if you're using our hinges for hardwood cabinets. Hinges are also supplied with a set of zinc-plated pilot screws for installation.

 Average Rating:  4.5 Star Rating
 based on 14 Customer Reviews  
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   Perfect motion, August 22, 2022  By Anonymous (Lincoln, NH)(Verified)
There is no slop in hinge movement and turns effortlessly. Slotted screw holes allow for some adjustment prior to driving home last screws.
   Horton products made this cabinet perfect, April 8, 2021  By Charles (Cornelius, NC)(Verified)
The high quality Horton Brass hinges made this project. I was concerned the doors would not align well once the hinges were installed but the high quality made the door fits perfect and the operation smooth.
   As good as it gets, January 5, 2021  By Greg Wilmot (Pomfret, CT)
I have used these hinges several times. The adjustability is good, consistency and quality are as good as it gets, and they're easy to install. Sometimes a customer wants to use something else, but whenever possible, these are what I use. It is worth noting that these are for situations where the front of the door is flush with the front of the cabinet. I have done Mission style furniture before where the front of the door is 1/4" in from the front of the cabinet; these hinges will not work for that situation because the barrel of the hinge is centered on the leaves and protrudes on both sides.
   Non mortised solid brass hinges, October 11, 2020  By Paul McCuish of Barn Owl Woodw (Ladysmith, B.C., Canada)(Verified)
Good hinges, good price. Excellent service! Thank you.
   Great Hardware, March 30, 2020  By Lou Stoneberger (Carlisle, PA)
These hinges work great for the project that I use them for we made a new kitchen coffee tea center which we sent you a picture of.
Great quality. Would recommend Horton Hardware!
   NM-3 Non Mortised Hinge with Ball Tip, March 3, 2019  By Anonymous (Winslow, ME)(Verified)
These hinges are very well made.
   lovely, March 9, 2018  By Anonymous (SAINT LOUIS, MO)
It is difficult to find non-mortise ball hinges for an authentic historic look. These are beautiful!
   Beautiful hinges, September 12, 2017  By Anonymous (DALLAS, TX)(Verified)
These hinges are perfect for our old-style inset cabinet doors. They're easy to install and excellent quality.
   Barrel Hinges for Kitchen Cabinets, May 1, 2017  By Kirk Thomas (Lubbock)(Verified)
I wanted nothing but the best for my kitchen cabinets, so that meant flush inset raised-panel hardwood doors and beaded face frames. Why would I cut corners with Euro-style cup hinges. I tried Horton butt hinges and Horton non-mortise hinges. I settled on the latter not because they were easier to install but because they gave me a little more reveal. After the first half-dozen or so doors, I got the hang of hand fitting each door to its opening. I am extremely pleased with the results and will be ordering more for the next bank of cabinets.
   NM-3, April 30, 2015  By Anonymous (West Kingston, RI)
Our go to hinge for non-mortise applications is this Horton Brasses NM-3.
   As a professional cabinetmaker..., April 21, 2015  By Anonymous (Portland, OR)
...who specializes in flush inset cabinetry I've tried many different butt style hinges including of course mortising hinges of superb quality. The NM3 from Horton is the only hinge Ive found that matches not only the look of mortised hinges but the quality of some of the finest models. That and the ease of use make them the ONLY butt hinge I will use. See my kitchens and other work at www.georgeramoswoodworking.com
   Non mortise Hinges, January 25, 2015  By Anonymous (Shippensburg, PA)
Quality is the best and always consistent. My orders have always been delivered promptly and are correct.
   Principal , FalconeiriConst., January 7, 2015  By Dominic Falconeiri (Lakeville)
I have been using this product for years and will continue to do so.
   Nice Hinges, November 10, 2014  By Anonymous (Hunker, PA)
Nice hinges at a great price.
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