T Hinge 4″
A pair of our small-sized black Tee hinges, or old T hinge, arrowhead finish. Pre-drilled vintage hinge plates and matching black cottage fixing screws are provided. These smaller antique hinges are 4 3/4″ inches in total length and so suited to smaller traditional doors.
The rustic rectangular old T hinge leaf measures 9cm by 1.7 cm and the decorative hinge leaf is 8.5cm long. The head of the arrow measures 2cm wide.
Our wrought iron products are all hand forged. So though similar will not be identical. Each piece is hand finished and given a beeswax coating. All our hand-forged products are carefully aged for an authentic look.
We have found a small blacksmith shop that now makes these T hinges for us. We are very pleased to be working with this smithy. The standard of finish and workmanship in the product is very important to us, so working with this artisan is great.
These hinges are forged in the timeless old fashioned way on the anvil. The hinges will show forging marks. once finished the hinges are hand polished and hand cleaned. At the end of this process, the hinges are covered with natural beeswax.
The beeswax serves two functions In the first instance the wax permeates into the tiny holes on the surface of the wrought iron. By doing this the wax forms a seal over the surface, this helps to prevent rusting.
The second function of the wax is to give the hinge a more overall similar colour. The colour of the hinge will vary over its length from black to golden brown. As these hinges are hand forged they will be similar but no piece will be identical.
When you receive your parcel you will have the correct amount of fixing screws included. These screws will be old cottage design with a black slotted top and a domed head.