THE ORIGINAL CAST IRON HINGE
John Collinge engineer and iron founder of Westminster Bridge Road London held many patents including one for “Ball and Socket Hinges” applied for in 1821 now known as the Charles Collinge Hinge.
To this day these hinges are still cast by hand in the traditional way – using molten cast iron poured into sand moulds made using old hand cut patterns.
TRADITIONAL ELEGANCE AND STRENGTH
So if you are renovating a period property or looking for high quality traditional styling on your gateways garage or stables then visit our website to see our extensive range.
Our hinges range from 18 inch up to 72 inch with cups to match.
Alongside our traditional cast iron hinges we are also launching a range in Hand Forged Steel and Marine Grade Stainless Steel.
Our history in the making since 1811
01.01.1811: John Collinge invents new hinge
01.01.1818: Charles Collinge is a founder member of the Institution of Civil Engineers
22.11.1821: Patent for improvement in hinges applied for
1.1.1843: Charles Collinge died
1.1.1850: Arthur Collinge and John Imray went into Partnership
1.5.1851: Charles Collinge and Co. at The Great exhibition
1.1.1867: Collinge Engineering works was taken over by Whieldon, Lecky and Lucas
13.12.1952: Charles Collinge and Co. incorporated
08.12.2019: Charles Collinge Limited incorporated by Richard Eccleston.