BEECH RIVER MILL

Heavy Duty Pintles

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300 N Series Timber Drive Pintles

A metal bar wrapped around a pin, welded and forged to a really big nail.

The earliest pintles were designed to be slugged into heavy hewn timber frame construction. They’re really strong and absolutely original in appearance, but they take a lot of wood to handle them. Not recommended for anything less than a 4×4 and even that may be subject to splitting.

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301 N Series Frame Drive Pintle

Same 1/2 ” pintle pin as the 300 pintle, but with less meat in the drive body.

It’s suitable for lighter frame construction but a bit tricky to install and only suggested if you really want the look of the originals.

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302 N Series Plate Pintle

Plate pintles appeared with the advent of readily available rolled plate iron, say the early 1800’s. The plate is 1-1/2” wide by 3-3/4” tall for a 1-1/2” width hinge. Add 1/2 ” to the height for a 2” wide hinge.

They work well with frame construction and examples can be found from then through now. The rectangular plate is probably the most commonly used pintle with strap and other hinge forms.

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302 W Series Plate Pintle

Plate pintles appeared with the advent of readily available rolled plate iron, say the early 1800’s. The plate is 1-1/2” wide by 3-3/4” tall for a 1-1/2” width hinge. Add 1/2 ” to the height for a 2” wide hinge.

They work well with frame construction and examples can be found from then through now. The rectangular plate is probably the most commonly used pintle with strap and other hinge forms.

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303 N Series Narrow Plate Pintle

Many installations don’t have sufficient wood on the casing to accept the tradition 1-1/2” width of the plate pintle. We make this narrow variant that’s only 1” wide by 4” tall. This pintle often fits narrow casings and custom moldings without touching the millwork.

It is often used when the pintle will fasten into masonry – the two fasteners require far less drilling and installation time than four.

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303 W Series Narrow Plate Pintle

This is a specialty pintle that is designed to allow the hinge pin to sit off-center relative to the pintle plate.

It is useful where a narrow section of casing is available to mount the pintle, but the shutters need to swing on an axis other than the mid-point of the casing.

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304 W Series Offset Narrow Pintle

This is a specialty pintle that is designed to allow the hinge pin to sit off-center relative to the pintle plate.

It is useful where a narrow section of casing is available to mount the pintle, but the shutters need to swing on an axis other than the mid-point of the casing.

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305 N Series Jamb Leaf Pintle

This pintle is designed to mortise into a door jamb or window pocket to provide a nearly flush pin position.

It works rather like a standard mortised door hinge, but accepts our heavy strap hinge. The result is a very clean looking installation.

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305 W Series Jamb Leaf Pintle

This pintle is designed to mortise into a door jamb or window pocket to provide a nearly flush pin position.

It works rather like a standard mortised door hinge, but accepts our heavy strap hinge. The result is a very clean looking installation.

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306 W Series Lag Pintles

A heavy lag screw with 1/2 ” diameter shank and welded 1/2 ” hinge pin. These pintles have a very nice finished appearance which looks quite similar to the original drive pintles when installed.

We make these pintles in a 4 and 6” screw length so you can adjust the pintle standoff on site. Several customers have reported good results with drilling a 1/2 ” diameter hole in wood or masonry, coating the threads with an appropriate adhesive, then tapping the pintle into the desired depth.

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307 W Series Notched Female Pintle

This pintle is designed to mate with our notched male hinges. The pintle accepts a 1/2 ” diameter pin and is available in 2” widths.

The standard length of the pintle plate is 5”. This is a great choice for masonry installations, and particularly where the window sits four or more inches inside of the face of the structure. It’s easy to install, and can be configured so that the shutter lays nearly flat against the building with the pintle plate hidden behind the open shutter.

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308 N Series Storm Pintle

Storm Masonry Pintle
Beech river mill, inc. Pintles

308 W Series Storm Pintle

Storm Masonry Pintle
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309 W Series Female TEE pintle

This style of pintle will allow female hinges to be installed on narrow flush casings.

It’s nice because it doesn’t require a large mounting surface to accept the width of the 307 and it’s not right or left hand specific.