17" Dark Bronze Band Hinges
This Bronze Strap Hinge is made of Solid Bronze. One pair of these hinges will support up to 150 lbs. A set of three will support up to 225 lbs. Prices listed below are per "each", not per pair.
These band hinges are the female component of a strap hinge installation. You'll also need to order a pintle, which is the male component.
The hinge is not lacquered, so it will darken naturally over time. Please read bronze care instructions below.
Bronze ages gracefully and may change in appearance due to varying environmental conditions. Bronze patina finishes will develop a wear highlight with frequency of use. When bronze is exposed to air it will tarnish quickly and turn brown. Bronze exposed to exterior elements and conditions will turn green. This discoloration is referred to as patina. This patina process starts immediately upon installation. None of these conditions are considered defects, but part of the natural beauty of ages bronze.
- Can be used to mount garage doors or gates.
- Mounting hardware included.
- 17" x 2" x 1/4" thick
Ships within 3 days. If you'd like a black finish on your hardware, there is a 10% upcharge (select that option with your order below). Changing the finish adds 7-10 business days to the estimated ship-date.
- Dark Bronze
- Black Wax (10% upcharge and 2 weeks added processing time for black finish)
- Screws are available in either 1-1/2" or 2-1/2" lengths. Screw heads are available in either Hex Head Stainless Steel Wood Lag or Square Head Rust-Resistant Wood Lag. Please specify with your order, which length and style you would prefer.
About 360 Yardware
360 Yardware strives to offer a full selection of heavy duty wood gate hinges and strap hinges for gates. We carry garden gate hinges that work for smaller gates, ball bearing gate hinges for medium sized gates, and for heavy driveway gates we have stout heavy duty driveway gate hinges in dark bronze that can support 250 pounds per pair. Those customers searching for pool gate hardware can use our spring loaded hinges for gates, also known as self-closing hinge. Outdoor gate hinges come in different materials so you’re sure to find what you need: iron gate hinges, bronze hinges, and stainless steel hinges for coastal locations. A wide variety of finishes are available, including black gate hinges, oil-rubbed bronze, brushed stainless steel, and satin nickel.
Gate hinges, even heavy duty gate hinges, can add architectural complement to your gate. Strap hinges and our “H” hinges are visible when the gate is closed, so the hinge adds to the look. Butt hinges, on the other hand, are not visible on the face of the gate.
To help you make your gate hinge decisions, we’ve compiled a blog entry that discusses each aspect of heavy duty gate hinges, so that you can choose the right hinge for your job.
About This Bronze Hardware:
This bronze hardware contains 90% copper and 10% tin. When it first leaves the mold, the hardware is copper-penny colored. Next, the pieces are patina’d dark bronze. Finally, the hardware has an exterior-grade dark bronze-colored wax applied to it that adds to its weather- and wear-resistance. Bronze ages gracefully and may change in appearance due to varying environmental conditions. The wax helps maintain the color of the hardware for the long term under most conditions. On items like gate latches and door handles where your hand comes in contact with the material regularly: we’ve seen over time that the oils on your skin will slowly wear down the wax where the skin contacts the metal. On all other items where skin doesn’t come in contact with the hardware, you should see dark bronze coloration for the long term.
How does this hardware hold up to the elements?
When submitted to a salt-water chamber test, this hardware began to patina at the 16-hour-mark, versus 10-hours for other name-brand, high end bronze products. A client recently wrote that this hardware installed on an waterfront boathouse two years ago looks slightly darker and shinier than the original, but looks otherwise exceptional.
The bottom line is: this hardware is the perfect choice for oceanfront, waterfront, and coastal installations.
To read about the ways you can care for your bronze hardware, see our Bronze Care page.
All bronze darkens with age, however waxing may slow the process of oxidation.
To apply the wax, you need two 1- to 2-inch paint brushes that will be used only for cleaning bronze. Do not use brushes that have been used for other purposes as chemicals may remain in the bristles and transferred to the patina finish, may cause permanent discoloration.
Start by applying a protective circle of tape around the metal ferrules that hold the bristles in the brushes you are using. This will help prevent scratching of the surface when applying the wax and when dusting.
Wipe bronze free of-any dust and fingerprints using a clean, dry, cotton cloth. Use one of the brushes to remove dust from small crevices or hard to reach places.
Use "Renaissance'' wax, or other "microcrystalline'' waxes, because they are inert and will not yellow over time. Apply to the second brush, with three or four, back and forth, sweeping strokes. Do not dab the brush in the wax. This could cause an abundance of wax to be applied to the bronze that could actually harm the patina surface. Dab the brush on the lid of the wax can to remove any excess wax. Lightly apply a super thin coat of wax to the surface of the bronze using gentle sweeping motions. Apply more wax to the brush as described, working it down into crevices.
Caution - Using too much wax may remove previous layers of wax. It is very important not to apply too much wax or work it into the surface too vigorously. Cover the entire surface with wax and let it dry according to the directions on the container.
Separate Your Brushes
Keep your brushes separate in labeled bags, free from contaminants, for future use. Use a clean, dry, cotton cloth to gently rub, in a circular motion, the dried wax from the bronze surface until you achieve the desired sheen. To achieve a dull finish, do not rub the surface after waxing.
To achieve a better protective coating, you may want to re-apply a second coat using the same technique.
Outdoor Bronze Hardware
Outdoor bronze requires a regular maintenance program, which keeps the product surfaces clean and waxed.
Take a look at the Gate Hardware section of our blog for helpful suggestions.