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Installation Tips & Technical Information

As time permits, we will add installation tips and technical information about all of our antique style hardware. From here you'll be able to find how to properly install butt hinges, locks, ball catches, among much more. You will also find dimensional drawings of our hardware. For starters here is a short list, hope you find it helpful:

Care and Maintenance for Hand Forged Iron

Tips for installing and caring for hand forged iron.

Caster Sizing Chart

A handy chart for choosing which casters to purchase.

Desk Lock

Side view drawing of desk/secretary lock.


An illustrated example of Cabinet Handle sizes.

Hand Forged Pintle Strap Hinges

Jamb pintles, Driven pintles and Surface pintles

Installation Instructions for Ball Catches

For step by step instructions on installing ball catches please visit our Blog.

How to Install Rat-Tail Hinges

Photograph showing a properly installed rat-tail hinge on a flush mounted door.

Screw Fittings

See the difference between machine screw and post and nut fittings.

All About Snipe Hinges

How to install snipe hinges.

Installing Hand Forged Latch Sets

Latch installation information for the HF-14 , HF-17 or Norfolk latch sets.

Cotter Pin Fittings

An illustrated example for installation of Cotter Pins.

How to Install Bed Irons

Two methods for installing Bed Irons.

Installing Bed Bolts

An illustrated guide for installing Bed Bolts.

Counterboring To Install Pulls on Thick Wood

Two solutions for installing Pulls in thick wood.

How To Install a Half Mortise Lock

Step by step instructions on installing a half mortise lock

How To Install Butt Hinges

Step by step instructions on installing a mortised butt hinge.