Buckle making at the foundry

Traditional belt making at its finest


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Buckles

Many of TBM's standard buckles are made especially for them from brass and stainless steel.

Sand Casting

As demonstrated in the pictures (background and top-right) the brass buckles are cast by hand from molten metal poured into sand molds, using equipment and techniques that are hundreds of years old.

The cooled buckles are plucked from the resulting 'tree' and then tumbled, before each one is individually filed and finished by hand.

Created by hand, in Walsall, England and finished to TBM's preferred high polish they are completed with a stainless steel tongue for strength and an aesthetically pleasing appearance, whilst also representing the family's traditional basis of their classic designs.

Brass tongues and other finishes are available on request.


Buckle Range

Buckles are either brass with a stainless steel tongue or all stainless steel

Brass Buckles
Widths as shown (given in inches, approximate)

Brass Buxton
Buxton
1¼" and 1½"
Brass London Dee
London Dee
1" and 1¼"
Brass Flat West End
Flat West End
1¼"
Brass Swell Front West End
Swell Front West End
1¼ and 1½
Brass West End
West End
1", 1 1/8", 1¼
and 1½
Half Wire
Ascot
1¼"

 

Stainless Steel Buckles
Widths as shown (given in inches, approximate)

1¼ inch wide Stainless Steel West End
West End
1¼" and 1½"
1¼ inch wide Stainless Steel West End Roller
West End Roller
1", 1 1/8", 1¼" and 1½"

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