Holdbacks serve to keep shutters in place in the open position so they're not swinging in the wind. The standard method is a shutter dog - a device kept upright by gravity due to it's design, that can be mounted with plates, lag screws, or long arms for a sill mount. We also offer some alternative holdbacks if a shutter dog is not desired.
S Curved Shutter Dogs
S is thehe most commonly used face for shutters dogs. These are Black powder coated, stamped carbon steel in an S design.
Rat Tail Shutter Dogs
A design commonly used in the colonial period, rat tail shutter dogs are black powder coated carbon steel.
Curled Shutter Dogs
Similar to the rat tail but with a thicker profile, Curled shutters dogs are black powder coated cast iron.
Grape Casting Shutter Dogs
Grape shutter dogs are black powder coated cast iron with a bunch of grapes design. Set includes 1 left and 1 right dog, and all neccessary mounting hardware.
Rosette Casting Shutter Dogs
Rosette shutter dogs are black powder coated cast iron with a flower design. Set includes 1 left and 1 right dog, and all neccessary mounting hardware.
Soldier Shutter Dogs
Another colonial design, similar to the rat tail shutter dogs. The soldier design is most commonly found in the souterh colonial states. These are black powder coated, forged carbon steel.
Beacon Hilll Shutter Dogs
A design originating in the 1800s, the Beacon Hill shutter dog spread out from New England along the Atlantic seasboard. Measuring 7" x 1 1/4", the Beacon Hill shutter dogs are black powder coated, forged carbon steel.
Belmont Shutter Dogs
Inspired by historic shutter dogs, Belmont dogs are a modern creation meant to blend well with much earlier design. They are black powder coated, forged steel measure 7" high by 1 1/2" wide.
Floral S Shutter Dogs
S shaped shutter dogs are a fairly recent design, originating in the 1920's. These are cut from 1/8" thick plate steel, black powder coated and have a Pernnsylvania German style floral design at the ends of the S.
Contemporary S Shutter Dogs
Contemporary S dogs are designed to be cost effective, simple shutter dogs. They are flat, powder coat stamped steel, with an S-shape from the 1900's.
Offset Rat Tail Shutter Dogs
A modified rat tail design, the tail protudes outwards to the side instead of to the front. This change in the center of gravity will make the dog sit at an angle instead of vertically, which allows the dog to hold the shutters from the side instead of from underneath.
Offset Savannah Shutter Dogs
A design intended purely to be used as a side mount, this design mimics on from Charleston, Virgina. It measure 6 1/2" tall x 4" wide, and is black powder coated forged steel.
Shell Casting Shutter Dogs
Shell shutter dogs are black powder coated cast iron with a seashell design. Set includes 1 left and 1 right dog, and all neccessary mounting hardware.
Salem Shutter Dogs
Inspired by a design from Salem, MA in the 1700s, these have a small profile, to allow effecient use of iron which was expensive in the colonial period. These are forged steel, black powder coated, and measure 4 1/2 x 1 1/4".
Star Shutter Dogs
Star shutter dogs are black powder coated cast iron with a six-pointed star design. Set includes 1 left and 1 right dog, and all neccessary mounting hardware.
Bullet catches are used to hold shutters in the open position with no visible hardware. While open, the bullets and the catch is hidden behind the bulk of the shutters.
Bullet catches are constructed from 304 series stainless steel. The bullet measure 1 1/4" x 3/4", and the assembled catch provides a 1 1/2" throw.
Uncommonly used today, sill hooks are appropriate for shutters that will be opened and closed often. The hook is mounted to the window sill, and the eye is mounted on the shutter itself. While the together, the hook serves as an are keeping the shutters open. This is not an especially strong hold, but it is very easy to set or remove.