Welcome to Hinge Vintage Hardware. You are here for a reason. You need to find just the piece for that special project you are working on. You have found the right place if you are looking for something vintage and beautiful. New reproduced items are pretty, but they are not old. The HINGE collection is from a time when the USA was producing some of the finest products in the world, and we all know - there is nothing like the real thing.
The collection you are about to explore is the life work of one man who started collecting home hardware and vintage accents after he returned home from World War II. 80 - 90% of our vast inventory (some say in the millions) is filled with New Old Stock, which means 'Old - but Never Used'. You can find items dating back to the 1700's along with brand new items too.
Only a small fraction of our products are shown on our website and we are always adding more, so check back often. Our HINGE-Engineers have created a beautiful 10,000 sq. ft. showroom in Orlando. Come visit us and we will be glad to show you this amazing collection called HINGE.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF HINGE
Our All-American, locally owned and operated roots began with George Baker, a World War Two Navy veteran. With a passion for anything mechanical, George began purchasing inventory from hardware businesses, and individuals across the Eastern United States upon his return from the war. He started his hardware business as the first tenant in Renninger's of Mount Dora, Florida. Before long he would be known far and wide as "The Hardware Man."
The Hardware Man believed in old-fashioned, hands on service, and developed a loyal customer base over the next 30 years, including Universal Studios and Disney's Imagineering team. His expertise and advice with regards to the massive inventory was priceless, and nearly every customer who visited found a solution to complete their project. Sharing his passion for restoration, his daughter Kathy joined the company as a teenager.
In 2013 a repeat customer made the largest purchase in The Hardware Man's history as he bought the entire inventory. Rick Bosserman and his team of Hingeneers packed, moved, sorted, and set out to display the multi- million pieces of Americana. The Hardware Man's daughter, Kathy, continues to serve customers in her father's tradition. We count her addition as one of the biggest blessings of this endeavor.
Committed to the environment, HINGE takes an initiative to be environmentally conscious at every level. Working with local businesses to repurpose and reuse materials, is one example of how Hinge keeps unnecessary paper and plastic out of the waste stream. Even our printed materials and merchandise bags are generated from recycled sources. Please help us to recycle, reuse, and repurpose.