Collecting, cleaning, displaying, researching, and appreciating TRIVETS and related go-withs!

Nashua Lock Co. panel trivets and hinges

Cast iron trivet, 9 x 4″ with three 1 1/4″ legs

This panel trivet was a promotional item for the Nashua Lock Company (1834 – 1889) of Nashua, New Hampshire. It features a square panel on a curlicue design, rope edging and an acorn finial. Be sure to check any panel trivet for this little acorn, as it’s easily broken off and often missing. Nashua Lock was renown for their elegantly crafted butt hinges, door pulls, fancy keyhole escutcheons and glass shank knobs.

Eastlake style brass butt hinge, size 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″

Because several of my panel trivets bear advertising for major American hardware manufacturers of the mid to late 1800s, I’ve been on the lookout for a nice hardware example. This is one of a pair of antique Nashua Lock Company butt/door hinges I recently purchased on eBay. Once cleaned & polished, it will be the perfect go-with to add to my display.

Notice the beautiful designing and attention to detail, typical of metalwork from an era when even something as ordinary as a door hinge was crafted with care. The reverse is signed R (for side), NASHUA LOCK CO and 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 (size).

PS: In case you have a piece of antique door hardware you need to research, this is a helpful website.

2 comments on “Nashua Lock Co. panel trivets and hinges

  1. Joe Doe
    September 2, 2012

    I just bought an 1880's Victorian home and I was looking at your hinges and then looked at mine and saw such a resemblance in them. Mine have birds and butterflies in them. I've been trying to figure out the manufacture of them for a long time so now at least i've got a name. Thank you!

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