Wow, what a rare find! Exquisite, heavy-duty, antique door hinges salvaged from Northeastern Virginia. Each hinge is made of solid, heavy, thick, cast, iron, and has 2 halves and acorn-shaped finials on both ends. Each leaf or half is 1/4" thick! Also included with each pair are 16 installation screws. About Lift-off Hinges: Each hinge consists of 2 halves, which are connected in the center by their "knuckles". The knuckle of one half has a pin and the other has a mortise. The knuckle with the mortise sits on top of the knuckle with a pin; gravity holds it in place. To separate the halves, you simply "lift off" the half, which is sitting atop the other half. Once installed, these these hinges will allow you to simply lift your door off of the jamb; no need to remove the hinges; no tools or spending time.
At the point of salvage, the hinges were covered under many layers of paint (see last photo). Since then, we spent quite a bit of time and toothpicks, carefully removing the paint, and cleaning and polishing them to the best of our ability. The black paint that you see on the hinges are remnants of the original, black, enamel paint applied by the manufacturer. It will not come off unless you aggressively scrub the metal, but that will also wear away the details.
The hinges are in excellent condition with only the typical nicks and scratches that you would expect to find on 100+ year old hardware. However, there are no breaks, cracks, chips, or deep scratches. The hinges open and close with ease and the halves slide in and out effortlessly.
Unlike the hinges made today, which you could buy at your local hardware store; these hinges are thicker, heavier, and stronger. They were made of solid cast iron, not a cheap composite or alloy, and were built to last a lifetime. If you are planning on using these hinges to hang a new door, it's a very good chance that you'll end up replacing the door before the hinges!
Dimensions: 5" W x 5" H (measurement of both halves of hinges when open, and not including the finials)
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