The Stanley Works hardware company has made hardware since 1843 when Frederick Stanley founded the company in New Britain, Connecticut. In about 1920, the company established a special company logo to honor their president William Hart, who was at the helm from 1893 to 1920. The logo was a heart with the letters “SW” inside. It was found on almost all hardware produced in those years.
Since this hinge was made for a Hoosier-style cabinet and it has the sweetheart logo, we know that this particular hinge dates from 1920 to about 1930.
The hinge is steel with a copper-like finish. The smaller wing of the hinge is mounted on the frame of the cabinet. It measures 3/4 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches vertically. The longer wing of the hinge then wraps around the door (off-set) and is screwed to the door. It measures 2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches vertically.
We have cleaned the paint from this hinge. It is quite un-common. The proper screws will be included.