Butler Tray Hinge Information


Butler tray hinges have traditionally have been used on tables or trays with folding leaves. These hinges hold leaf in upright 90 degree position and snap open to support leaf in flat 180 degree position. A more recent use for this hinge is for keyboard trays on computer desks. Hinge allows drawer front to open flat for keyboard when in use and fold upright when not in use.
Using Butler Tray Hinges


  • Butler tray hinges available with rounded or squared ends
  • Spring loaded locking mechanism supports leaf at 90 degrees
  • Hinge opens flat to 180 degrees
  • Hinge leaf with lock tab should be installed on pivoting leaf of table or desk.
  • Steel hinge pins with steel lock tab for added strength
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