A “sweetheart” hinge is one that was manufactured by the Stanley Works company. In order to honor a long-time employee and officer named Hart (1893-1920), the company developed the logo with a small heart that had the letters “SW” within the heart. From 1920 to 1935 this logo was used on various pieces of hardware (and tools). The logo used on this hinge dates the piece c. 1921-1922.
This hinge was used on a kitchen cabinet such as a Hoosier or Sellers. It is a steel hinge with a nickle coating. The hinge is off-set in order to “wrap” around the cabinet door. One wing fastens to the frame and the other wing is mounted onto the door. It measures 1 1/2 inches vertically; the small wing that mounts to the door is 5/8 inch wide. Screws will be included.