This type of brooch fixing was used throughout the Victorian period and up until around the Art Deco era.EDWARDIAN HINGES: In the early 20th Century the T-bar hinge was gradually replaced with a smaller rounded hinge, as seen on this circa Edwardian 1910s brooch (and like on the brooches we see nowadays). 20TH CENTURY TROMBONE CLASPS: The trombone tube clasp never really became commonly used, and was generally seen on brooches from around the 1910s up to the 1950s.
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VICTORIAN T -BAR HINGES: A typical antique T-bar hinge and C-clasp shown on a brooch dating circa 1880s.
The T-bar is named after the T shape of the hinge (left of picture), while the C-clasp is named after the c shaped hook catch the pin fits into (right).
The ends of the original ear wires can be seen at the top of each earring.
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Vintage jewelry findings of the 50s, including safety catches, pin stems and joints, ear wires and nuts. Exclusively Wholesale, 1950 Vintage jewelry findings including guard chains and ring guards.
Pin stems, screw-back earrings findings, safety and plain catches. Dual ring guards, child's ring chains, earrings guards, safety chains, cord bracelet guard chains, Benj. Exclusively Wholesale, 1950 shown here was patented in about 1894, though these earrings originally had a different style back for pierced ears.