Metalwork Restoration and Repairs

We have a large stock of original antique brass handles, brass and steel locks, keys, castors and fittings available for matching or to be used in repairing an existing item. The wardrobe hinge repair below is just one of many repairs we have completed.

As with all services, our metalwork restoration and repair facility cover areas in Berkshire & Buckinghamshire including Windsor, Eton, Maidenhead, Ascot, Burnham, Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross.

 

Wardrobe Pin Hinge Repair

Due to the design of these hinges they will commonly fail in the way this hinge did. Usually the hinge has to cope with a large and heavy door sometimes incorporating a 1/4″ plate mirror. Over time the steel pin will wear away the brass collar and eventually break through.

Our repair involved making one complete hinge and repairing another pair. We used silver solder braizing to mate the new and old surfaces and once braised we fettled the peice as one. The steel pin was riveted to the brass plate just as it would have been originally.

Pin Hinge DisassembledPin Hinge Assemble