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Tiebacks > Pre-Civil War > 804 Beacon Hill™
(ca 1800-1900)

shutter tieback - beacon hillOur “Beacon Hill Tieback”™ takes its name from its home. This is about the only original tieback seen on Beacon Hill in Boston. Early examples date from around 1800 and it’s advertised in hardware catalogues as late as 1889. I assumed it was local to Boston until I saw examples in Annapolis , Chestertown, and Charlestown , SC. As Boston as beans, this tieback apparently found its way on New England coastal trading vessels and spread along the Atlantic seaboard through the 1800’s.

We forge this piece from a bar of ½” square steel. Made exactly the way the originals were, our Beacon Hill Tieback™ has the weight and three dimensionality of the early work – worlds nicer than the machine cut and “roughed up with a hammer” work that’s being imported and sold under the same name today.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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