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Midweight Shutter Hinges & Pintles > Overview

Most shutter hardware sold today is imported copies kind of like hardware first made in the USA in the 1880’s.  Problem is contemporary construction doesn’t match the materials or dimensions common in the 19th century – a functional installation using imported hardware is rarely an easy process. 

We’ve developed and produce a range of shutter hardware that is specifically designed to fit and easily install on new construction.  You save on installation time & cost with Brandywine Hardware.

Our midweight hinges are made from 1/8” thick material.  Unlike the cheap imports, we use material of a weight equal to or exceeding the originals.   Midweight hinges are left or right hand specific – one pair for the left shutter, one pair for the right.

All midweight hardware pricing  is by the “pair”,
enough hardware to hang a single shutter.

Two hinge pieces (mount to the shutter) plus two pintle pieces (mount to the building)

Midweight Shutter Hinges > 401 – Lift-off Hinges

These plate steel hinges were common from before the civil war to well into the 20th century. They’re a true lift-off mortise hinge that allows the shutters to be easily lifted from the window for painting and maintenance.  The shutters close into the window opening.   The hinges are sold left and right hand.  The hinges shown would fasten to the left hand side of the window (looking from the outside), so they’re left hand hinges.

Our lift-off hinges are made of 1/8” thick steel plate. They are 3” or 4” high, come with screws, and are 1” wide where they meet the shutter.

Midweight Shutter Hinges > 401 –SS Stainless Bermuda Hinges

The same profile as the historic 401 hinge, we’ve had this hinge custom made by a boat hardware manufacturer in Florida.  It’s only available in 4” x 4” and was specifically designed to hang “Bermuda” or “Bahaman” style shutters.  These shutters hinge at the top and swing open from the bottom.  Many homes on Caribbean islands are fitted with such shutters.  They provide shade from the killer sun and swing closed to provide window protection as hurricanes approach.

Made of the best grade 304 stainless steel, we dropped down to two holes to ease the install.  Two long heavy contemporary fasteners with aggressive threads (included - 304 stainless with matching finish) provide the same or more strength and integrity than three smaller fasteners.

Lightweight Shutter Hinges & Pintles > 405 - Parliament Hinges

These plate steel hinges were common from around the civil war to well into the 20th century. They’re a mortise type hinge that mounts perpendicular to the building and onto the side of the shutter. The shutters close into the window opening.

I don’t know why they’re called “Parliament Hinges”, but came up with five sizes that fit most installations.

Our heavy parliament hinges are made of 1/8” thick steel plate. They are 3 or 4” high, come with #12 flat head screws, and are 1” wide where they meet the shutter.

Midweight Shutter Hinges >407 – Stainless Surface Hinges & Pintles

First made in the 1880’s, “surface mounted” hinges & pintles were a popular inexpensive choice in shutter hardware. 

Using the newly available plate steel, the hardware was designed for mass production – stamped and assembled by an unskilled workforce.  Railroads delivered hardware of this form across the country. 

This pattern varies from the most common original forms, the tapered and bean end having been designed by my friend Bob Smith about 30 years ago.

We had this hardware made offshore to our specifications.  It’s made of 304 grade stainless steel, finished with our standard e-coat, and supplied with stainless fasteners.

Priced by the shutter, which includes one pair of hinges
and one pair of pintles, left or right hand

Midweight Shutter Hinges > 411 – Board & Batten Hinges & Pintles

The first hardware designed to easily install board and batten shutters.  If you have a wood frame around your windows, or the windows are recessed into masonry, this hardware provides an easy, economical and secure installation for your shutters.
The shutters mount outside of the window opening so the shutter dimensions aren’t all that tight.  As long as the shutters are slightly larger than the opening, they’ll work well with our board & batten hardware.

 

Priced by the shutter, which includes one pair of hinges
and one pair of pintles, left or right hand

Our new pintles are easy to install into wood or masonry.  Two heavy fastener holes allow two aggressive anchors to replace the three or four screws normally required.  This not only means less time installing, but also leaves plenty of material between the holes – an important consideration when drilling into masonry.  Two similar fasteners in the hinges are quite adequate to support the weight of the shutters.

Midweight Shutter Hinges > 408 - Philadelphia Hinges & Pintles

Designed to install on contemporary installations.  The pintle mounts on surfaces as narrow as ¾” in width.  It works best when mounting shutters “Proud” (outside of the window opening) with the pintle anchored to the wood trim around the window.


Phila Hinge & Pintle as assembled

Shown closed when installed “Proud” on a typical shutter.  A simple solution to closing your shutters when storm/screen inserts fill the window opening.

Priced by the shutter, which includes one pair of hinges
and one pair of pintles, left or right hand.

Where appropriate, a 5” long lag pintle can be substituted for the plate pintle shown.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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