Benchmark Butterfly Bookmounts


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The Benchmark Butterfly Bookmounts are designed to provide unequaled flexibility in the display of rare books and valuable manuscripts. Unlike with other book cradles, the Benchmark Bookmount uses plexiglas support plates fitted to hinged brass legs which are adjustable for angle and height. These hinges give the "butterfly" action to the plex support plates - and give you complete choice of how open your book will be. Additional accessories provide even more display variation and flexibility.

Oh, and don’t forget our Poly Strap. The soft polyethylene gently keeps the pages open to your desired display and also helps support the text block. It’s the kinder, gentler alternative to mylar strapping!

Horizontal Butterfly Bookmount


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The Horizontal Bookmount presents your book parallel to the display surface. The plexiglas book support plates are mounted on sturdy brass posts attached to a flat plexiglas base. Each support plate butterflys on a pair of hinges, allowing you to select and lock in the angle your book opens to. The hinge legs are adjustable in height by as much as 1" to accommodate different openings. In addition, the support plates slide in or out to accommodate various spine thicknesses.

The Horizontal Bookmount comes in four sizes defined by the size of the plexiglas book support plates: 
Mini, Standard, Intermediate & Folio

Please call us if you need custom-sized Bookmounts.

Horizontal Butterfly Bookmount

The Horizontal Bookmount presents your book parallel to the display surface. The plexiglas book support plates are mounted on sturdy brass posts attached to a flat plexiglas base. Each support plate butterflys on a pair of hinges, allowing you to select and lock in the angle your book opens to. The hinge legs are adjustable in height by as much as 1" to accommodate different openings. In addition, the support plates slide in or out to accommodate various spine thicknesses.

The Horizontal Bookmount comes in four sizes defined by the size of the plexiglas book support plates: 
Mini, Standard, Intermediate & Folio

Please call us if you need custom-sized Bookmounts.

Quarter-Turn Display


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Sometimes you need to display a book from the fore-edge - usually because of a large graphic that crosses the gutter. If you already use a Standard, Intermediate, or Folio Horizontal Bookmount, you can easily convert it to accommodate this display requirement. Simply remove the regular plates from the brass hinges and slip on these quarter-turn plates, then rotate the Bookmount 90°.  A versatile and efficient solution.

Quarter-Turn Display

Sometimes you need to display a book from the fore-edge - usually because of a large graphic that crosses the gutter. If you already use a Standard, Intermediate, or Folio Horizontal Bookmount, you can easily convert it to accommodate this display requirement. Simply remove the regular plates from the brass hinges and slip on these quarter-turn plates, then rotate the Bookmount 90°.  A versatile and efficient solution.

Brass Hinges with longer legs


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Here's a "left-hand" pair of hinges with 2" legs to use when you are displaying a very thick book. These longer legs will give more telescoping power for those books with spines thicker than 1 inch. 

Remove the regular hinge legs from the brass post and insert these longer legs. Be sure both long ones are on the same side of the book.

Brass Hinges with longer legs

Here's a "left-hand" pair of hinges with 2" legs to use when you are displaying a very thick book. These longer legs will give more telescoping power for those books with spines thicker than 1 inch. 

Remove the regular hinge legs from the brass post and insert these longer legs. Be sure both long ones are on the same side of the book.

Upright Butterfly Bookmount


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The Upright Bookmount displays books tilted up 40° from flat decks or shelves. The base is made of solid brass, fitted with two hinged brass legs. Each hinge holds an independently adjustable plexiglas book support plate. The support plates "butterfly" on the hinges, allowing you to choose the angle your book opens to. The hinge legs also adjust in height by as much as 1" giving you another approach to supporting your book. In addition, the plates move laterally to accommodate different spine thicknesses.

The Upright Bookmount comes in three sizes, defined by the dimensions of the plexiglas book support plates:

Mini, Standard & Intermediate

Please call us if you need custom-sized Bookmounts.

Upright Butterfly Bookmount

The Upright Bookmount displays books tilted up 40° from flat decks or shelves. The base is made of solid brass, fitted with two hinged brass legs. Each hinge holds an independently adjustable plexiglas book support plate. The support plates "butterfly" on the hinges, allowing you to choose the angle your book opens to. The hinge legs also adjust in height by as much as 1" giving you another approach to supporting your book. In addition, the plates move laterally to accommodate different spine thicknesses.

The Upright Bookmount comes in three sizes, defined by the dimensions of the plexiglas book support plates:

Mini, Standard & Intermediate

Please call us if you need custom-sized Bookmounts.

Cover-Only Display


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If you want to display single sheets or closed books, this accessory is for you.

Remove the regular plex support plates and the brass hinge legs of your Upright Bookmount. R
eplace them with this Cover-Only Plate and its special brass fitting.

Cover-Only Display

If you want to display single sheets or closed books, this accessory is for you.

Remove the regular plex support plates and the brass hinge legs of your Upright Bookmount. R
eplace them with this Cover-Only Plate and its special brass fitting.

Polyethylene Strap


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When the book stays open but the pages need restraint, reach for our clear, non-adhesive 4 mil poly strap. It's softer than the conventionally used mylar and does a kinder job. It's also useful for preventing text block drag and for barcoding projects for book storage.

Sold in 100' long rolls in five widths.

Custom widths are also possible. Minimums apply.

Polyethylene Strap

When the book stays open but the pages need restraint, reach for our clear, non-adhesive 4 mil poly strap. It's softer than the conventionally used mylar and does a kinder job. It's also useful for preventing text block drag and for barcoding projects for book storage.

Sold in 100' long rolls in five widths.

Custom widths are also possible. Minimums apply.

U-Clips


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The U-Clip is a simple plexiglas and brass mounting device that allows for easy installation of a plexiglas plate for displaying single documents, photographs, thin closed volumes or magazines. The plexiglas u-clip gets glued to a single plexiglas plate with lip (sold separately). The brass stem gets bent to your desired angle for wall or deck installation. Your artifact gets strapped to the plexiglas plate using our Poly Strap and this assembly then easily slips onto the installed brass stem. 

U-Clips and brass stems are sold in sets of six. Plexiglas plates are available singly in three sizes to mix and match as you like.

For assembly, you’ll need plexiglas solvent-weld glue (available at amazon.com and elsewhere).

The U-Clip is a simple plexiglas and brass mounting device that allows for easy installation of a plexiglas plate for displaying single documents, photographs, thin closed volumes or magazines. The plexiglas u-clip gets glued to a single plexiglas plate with lip (sold separately). The brass stem gets bent to your desired angle for wall or deck installation. Your artifact gets strapped to the plexiglas plate using our Poly Strap and this assembly then easily slips onto the installed brass stem. 

U-Clips and brass stems are sold in sets of six. Plexiglas plates are available singly in three sizes to mix and match as you like.

For assembly, you’ll need plexiglas solvent-weld glue (available at amazon.com and elsewhere).

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