Iron butt hinges: Butt hinges became available around 1800. They were different from earlier hinges because they were mortised into the edge of a door or shutter and the corresponding points on the door or window frame (Gavin 2001:81). They were also used on cabinets. This example is a large iron four-hole hinge. It is folded over onto itself. One side of this butt hinge is broken diagonally, while the other is whole and has an early cut, side pinched nail in one of the outer holes. This example is a complete three-hole hinge that retains the two pivot point tubes. This is one half of an iron three-hole hinge. Furniture hinge: This whole hinge is made from brass with rectangular attachment holes. It is folded over onto itself. Iron Suffolk Latch: This is a fragment of the latch door handle from Lots 19 and 21. Iron hasp: This artifact most likely was the locking mechanism for a trunk or chest.


Household/Structural, Hinge, Furniture Part

AAS Catalog Number

A. 2008-649-55-3-12, B. 2005-602-67-3-9, C. 2004-666-23-3-14, D. 2008-649-57-3-1, E. 2004-666-3-3-1, F. 2008-649-55-3-13, G. 2004-570-10-3-6

General Provenience

Lot 19, Lot 21, Lot 35 Tavern Cellar, Lot 35 Tavern Cellar, Lot 19, Lot 21, Lot 9 structure, Lots 19 and 21, Lot 9 structure

Position In Image

L to R