Shutter Hardware > Midweight shutter hinges & Pintles
While strap hinges where the first approach to hanging shutters and have
been in continuous use since their inception, quite a few other hardware patterns
are seen at various periods across the country. Also included are hinges of
our own design, made to fit contemporary construction materials and situations.
These hinges are not of the same heavy material as our straps, but many historic
examples of this hardware remain quite functional a hundred and fifty years
after they were made. For the most part, we use at least the same weight of
material as the originals. All of our midweight hardware has been designed
specifically for shutter applications – many offerings reflect patterns
common to a given historic period, all are “lift-off” hinges which
allow the shutters to be lifted from the building for maintenance (and easy
installation). We apply a high grade semi-gloss automotive finish to these
hinges to insure their integrity when exposed to the weather.