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"Empty, Empty" Tape


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When the big loan show happens and you’re up to your ears in crates from out-of-town, this tape can help you keep them straight. When you’re sure you’ve removed all the art objects from the crate, close it up again and put a strip of our "EMPTY, EMPTY" tape across the seam. This lets you easily determine that you’ve unloaded that crate. And insures that no-one inadvertently removes a full crate from the gallery, because they only move out the ones labeled EMPTY.
Red type on white background.

Rolls are 2" wide and 55 yds. long.

"Empty, Empty" Tape

When the big loan show happens and you’re up to your ears in crates from out-of-town, this tape can help you keep them straight. When you’re sure you’ve removed all the art objects from the crate, close it up again and put a strip of our "EMPTY, EMPTY" tape across the seam. This lets you easily determine that you’ve unloaded that crate. And insures that no-one inadvertently removes a full crate from the gallery, because they only move out the ones labeled EMPTY.
Red type on white background.

Rolls are 2" wide and 55 yds. long.

"Packed, Packed" Tape


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So when those crates from out-of-town (or those full of objects going out on loan) get packed up and you’re getting ready to ship everything out, this tape can help you keep track of what’s done. If the crate is "PACKED, PACKED", this tape says so big and bold and green.
Green type on white background.

Rolls are 2" wide and 55 yds. long.

"Packed, Packed" Tape

So when those crates from out-of-town (or those full of objects going out on loan) get packed up and you’re getting ready to ship everything out, this tape can help you keep track of what’s done. If the crate is "PACKED, PACKED", this tape says so big and bold and green.
Green type on white background.

Rolls are 2" wide and 55 yds. long.

Twill Tape


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A lovely unbleached, unsized 100% cotton twill tape, finer and softer than others we've found. Very useful for making storage mounts, for packing, shipping and for a host of other installation and storage needs.

Sold in 36 yard rolls. Some rolls may contain splices.

Twill Tape

A lovely unbleached, unsized 100% cotton twill tape, finer and softer than others we've found. Very useful for making storage mounts, for packing, shipping and for a host of other installation and storage needs.

Sold in 36 yard rolls. Some rolls may contain splices.

Paper Tags


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An old favorite: paper tags with string ties. We use them to label mounts with the corresponding object number and they're just the thing for keeping track of accession/exhibition numbers or case designations for objects. Removable, non-damaging and very preferable to sticky, messy tape.

1-3/32" x 1-3/4"

Sold in bags of 100.

Paper Tags

An old favorite: paper tags with string ties. We use them to label mounts with the corresponding object number and they're just the thing for keeping track of accession/exhibition numbers or case designations for objects. Removable, non-damaging and very preferable to sticky, messy tape.

1-3/32" x 1-3/4"

Sold in bags of 100.

Catch-all Flip Boxes


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We found these wonderful little boxes while looking for something to put the brass weights in. They are a great size for all sorts of collections of things (and, honestly, spices!). And they open, as you see, on the broad dimension making it easy to get at what's inside.

They are made of soft polypropylene with a living hinge.  The top makes a satisfying snap as it locks shut.

Inside dimensions are 1-1/2" x 2-3/8" x 29/32" high (or in decimal: 1.5" x 2.37" x .9")

Catch-all Flip Boxes

We found these wonderful little boxes while looking for something to put the brass weights in. They are a great size for all sorts of collections of things (and, honestly, spices!). And they open, as you see, on the broad dimension making it easy to get at what's inside.

They are made of soft polypropylene with a living hinge.  The top makes a satisfying snap as it locks shut.

Inside dimensions are 1-1/2" x 2-3/8" x 29/32" high (or in decimal: 1.5" x 2.37" x .9")

Brass Weights


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Asked on a couple of occasions for a small size weight to help when photographing documents, we came up with these sweet brass flat weights. About an inch square, tumbled smooth and padded on the underside with our sueded poly, we think they have just the right amount of heft to hold down those document corners.
Sold eight weights in a box.

Brass Weights

Asked on a couple of occasions for a small size weight to help when photographing documents, we came up with these sweet brass flat weights. About an inch square, tumbled smooth and padded on the underside with our sueded poly, we think they have just the right amount of heft to hold down those document corners.
Sold eight weights in a box.

Weight Bags


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Our weight bags are made of steel shot sealed into polyethylene tubing, then covered with unbleached, unsized cotton knit tubing. They are "gently filled" so they have a flexibility that conforms to an object as needed. Lovely and tactile, they are one of our best selling items. We use them to stabilize items going on display that might have a bit of rock to them. We're sure you'll find many other uses for them.

Handmade in Rosemont, NJ, USA.

 Our weight bags are absolute workhorses, but even they get tired out. Are your weights sad, dirty, or broken?  Benchmark can repair them for you!

Weight Bags

Our weight bags are made of steel shot sealed into polyethylene tubing, then covered with unbleached, unsized cotton knit tubing. They are "gently filled" so they have a flexibility that conforms to an object as needed. Lovely and tactile, they are one of our best selling items. We use them to stabilize items going on display that might have a bit of rock to them. We're sure you'll find many other uses for them.

Handmade in Rosemont, NJ, USA.

 Our weight bags are absolute workhorses, but even they get tired out. Are your weights sad, dirty, or broken?  Benchmark can repair them for you!

Pillow Weights


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When handling delicate artifacts, sometimes you need a little support. Enter our pillow weights: soft and pliable, yet solid enough to prop up your sensitive or oddly-shaped objects. Constructed of polypropylene pellets and Oddy-tested polyester stockinette, this squishy bag is useful as an "extra hand" to cradle any object you are working with. Also functions as a substantial weight bag.

Pillow Weights

When handling delicate artifacts, sometimes you need a little support. Enter our pillow weights: soft and pliable, yet solid enough to prop up your sensitive or oddly-shaped objects. Constructed of polypropylene pellets and Oddy-tested polyester stockinette, this squishy bag is useful as an "extra hand" to cradle any object you are working with. Also functions as a substantial weight bag.

Snake Weights


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Flexible snake weights are the perfect solution for gently holding open your delicate books and preventing page curling during research and conservation work. (Our resident seamstress suggests using them to hold down paper dress patterns!) These string weights are constructed from flexible metal chain cased in smooth white cotton tubing. The book snakes are 5/32" wide x 36" long, sold as a pair, and housed neatly in our snappy little flip-top box. Need a shorter length? Snake weights are easily trimmed with a pair of scissors.

Snake Weights

Flexible snake weights are the perfect solution for gently holding open your delicate books and preventing page curling during research and conservation work. (Our resident seamstress suggests using them to hold down paper dress patterns!) These string weights are constructed from flexible metal chain cased in smooth white cotton tubing. The book snakes are 5/32" wide x 36" long, sold as a pair, and housed neatly in our snappy little flip-top box. Need a shorter length? Snake weights are easily trimmed with a pair of scissors.

Coffee Break T-Shirt


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The wonderful "Coffee Break" T-shirt!
In good taste for any occasion. 

100% cotton, white with black ink.
Sizes S, M, L, XL.

Coffee Break T-Shirt

The wonderful "Coffee Break" T-shirt!
In good taste for any occasion. 

100% cotton, white with black ink.
Sizes S, M, L, XL.

Robin T-Shirt


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This cartoon from Glen Baxter has been making me laugh (in the form of a postcard on my wall) for years. G.B. was kind enough to allow us to make a T-shirt out of it and here it is. What's it all mean??

100% cotton, beige with black ink.

Sizes M, L

Robin T-Shirt

This cartoon from Glen Baxter has been making me laugh (in the form of a postcard on my wall) for years. G.B. was kind enough to allow us to make a T-shirt out of it and here it is. What's it all mean??

100% cotton, beige with black ink.

Sizes M, L

Sticky Wax


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An inert white, perfectly hygienic dental wax. Perfect for holding things where they belong — in mounts, directly to glass shelves, or for adhering loose object parts, such as a lid to a vase. Now sold in our snappy little polypropylene box.

2-3/8" strips, 1/8" diameter, 40 strips per box.

A little bit goes a long way.

Sticky Wax

An inert white, perfectly hygienic dental wax. Perfect for holding things where they belong — in mounts, directly to glass shelves, or for adhering loose object parts, such as a lid to a vase. Now sold in our snappy little polypropylene box.

2-3/8" strips, 1/8" diameter, 40 strips per box.

A little bit goes a long way.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Headless Stainless Steel Pins


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Boy, when it came to stainless steel pins, we got so tired of nipping the heads off dressmakers' and insect pins and then filing the ends smooth before use… we went out and had these pins made for us. They are solid stainless steel, not plated, tumbled to remove burrs and rough edges. The sizes are useful for a wide variety of objects and display situations.

Sold in bags of 100 pins.

We've noticed that the shipping on tiny items (such as drill bits or pins) can DOUBLE the cost of your order. This makes us as frustrated as we're sure it makes you!

We are now waiving the shipping fees on drill bits and pins. When you order these items, we will ship them via USPS (if only drill bits and/or pins are purchased) or via UPS (if your order contains other items). Please get in touch if you have any questions!

Headless Stainless Steel Pins

Boy, when it came to stainless steel pins, we got so tired of nipping the heads off dressmakers' and insect pins and then filing the ends smooth before use… we went out and had these pins made for us. They are solid stainless steel, not plated, tumbled to remove burrs and rough edges. The sizes are useful for a wide variety of objects and display situations.

Sold in bags of 100 pins.

We've noticed that the shipping on tiny items (such as drill bits or pins) can DOUBLE the cost of your order. This makes us as frustrated as we're sure it makes you!

We are now waiving the shipping fees on drill bits and pins. When you order these items, we will ship them via USPS (if only drill bits and/or pins are purchased) or via UPS (if your order contains other items). Please get in touch if you have any questions!

Pinning Pliers


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We've had made what we consider to be the easiest to use and most versatile of pinning pliers, a copy of the customized ones that we've used for over 30 years. These pliers have a groove across one jaw for a firm grip on pins and a curved nose to provide a fulcrum for leverage. Made for us in Germany.

Of polished steel with box joint construction and PVC-coated handles, 5-1/8" long.

Pinning Pliers

We've had made what we consider to be the easiest to use and most versatile of pinning pliers, a copy of the customized ones that we've used for over 30 years. These pliers have a groove across one jaw for a firm grip on pins and a curved nose to provide a fulcrum for leverage. Made for us in Germany.

Of polished steel with box joint construction and PVC-coated handles, 5-1/8" long.

Tiny Drill Bits


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You will need to drill holes for your pins if you are pinning into materials such as plywood, masonite, Formica or plexiglas. We have two sizes of drill bit for each diameter of our pins. The "drop fit" bits are the same diameter as the pin, for making holes in very hard materials and in situations where you want a pin to be slightly looser, say for easy release when "locking" and "unlocking" objects. The "tight fit" bits are for drilling into medium hard materials such as plywood so that the pin fits tightly into the hole and stays at the required depth.

Bits are sold in packages of 6, and are color-coded to match pin sizes.

Remember that these are very small drill bits. They can break easily when torqued or bent. Be sure to order extras if you are on installation.

We've noticed that the shipping on tiny items (such as drill bits or pins) can DOUBLE the cost of your order. This makes us as frustrated as we're sure it makes you!

We are now waiving the shipping fees on drill bits and pins. When you order these items, we will ship them via USPS (if only drill bits and/or pins are purchased) or via UPS (if your order contains other items). Please get in touch if you have any questions!

Tiny Drill Bits

You will need to drill holes for your pins if you are pinning into materials such as plywood, masonite, Formica or plexiglas. We have two sizes of drill bit for each diameter of our pins. The "drop fit" bits are the same diameter as the pin, for making holes in very hard materials and in situations where you want a pin to be slightly looser, say for easy release when "locking" and "unlocking" objects. The "tight fit" bits are for drilling into medium hard materials such as plywood so that the pin fits tightly into the hole and stays at the required depth.

Bits are sold in packages of 6, and are color-coded to match pin sizes.

Remember that these are very small drill bits. They can break easily when torqued or bent. Be sure to order extras if you are on installation.

We've noticed that the shipping on tiny items (such as drill bits or pins) can DOUBLE the cost of your order. This makes us as frustrated as we're sure it makes you!

We are now waiving the shipping fees on drill bits and pins. When you order these items, we will ship them via USPS (if only drill bits and/or pins are purchased) or via UPS (if your order contains other items). Please get in touch if you have any questions!

Brass Rod


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Just Reduced!

Our half-hard yellow brass rod is of mid-range malleability. Rod is sold in 35" lengths for all sizes except the 1/32" and the 1/16". Those two smaller diameters come packaged as (3) 12" lengths. 

Click here to purchase our Polyolefin Heat-Shrink Tubing for padding your brass rod. Be sure to consult the chart to see which size you'll need!

Brass Rod

Just Reduced!

Our half-hard yellow brass rod is of mid-range malleability. Rod is sold in 35" lengths for all sizes except the 1/32" and the 1/16". Those two smaller diameters come packaged as (3) 12" lengths. 

Click here to purchase our Polyolefin Heat-Shrink Tubing for padding your brass rod. Be sure to consult the chart to see which size you'll need!

Brass Strap


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Just Reduced!

Like the rod, the strap is half-hard yellow brass of mid-range malleability. Strap is sold in 35" lengths, except for the two smallest sizes which come as (3) 12" pieces. 

Don't forget to pad your brass with Felt or Sueded Polyethylene. You'll find padding here.

Brass Strap

Just Reduced!

Like the rod, the strap is half-hard yellow brass of mid-range malleability. Strap is sold in 35" lengths, except for the two smallest sizes which come as (3) 12" pieces. 

Don't forget to pad your brass with Felt or Sueded Polyethylene. You'll find padding here.

Brass Half-Oval


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Just Reduced!

We use the oval instead of the strap when working with heavier pieces. It gives a subtler appearance, the edges catching less light since they aren't square. If we don't have the oval, we'll grind the edges on strap to get that same effect, but it's an awful lot of grinding! The Half-Oval comes in 35" lengths.

Don't forget to pad your brass with Felt or Sueded Polyethylene. You'll find padding here.

Brass Half-Oval

Just Reduced!

We use the oval instead of the strap when working with heavier pieces. It gives a subtler appearance, the edges catching less light since they aren't square. If we don't have the oval, we'll grind the edges on strap to get that same effect, but it's an awful lot of grinding! The Half-Oval comes in 35" lengths.

Don't forget to pad your brass with Felt or Sueded Polyethylene. You'll find padding here.

Brass Tubing


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We use this small tubing to make a receptacle for a sliding top hook on something like a plate mount. You can get a pictorial idea of that here. The 1/8" O.D. has room for a 3/32" rod. The 5/32" has room for a 1/8" rod. Round tubing comes (3) 12" pieces per order. 
  
Square tubing is excellent for making a 2-part mount that will maintain alignment - no swiveling here! Sold by the foot and bundled with a piece of foot-long 1/4" square bar that slip-fits perfectly into the 5/16" square tube.

Brass Tubing

We use this small tubing to make a receptacle for a sliding top hook on something like a plate mount. You can get a pictorial idea of that here. The 1/8" O.D. has room for a 3/32" rod. The 5/32" has room for a 1/8" rod. Round tubing comes (3) 12" pieces per order. 
  
Square tubing is excellent for making a 2-part mount that will maintain alignment - no swiveling here! Sold by the foot and bundled with a piece of foot-long 1/4" square bar that slip-fits perfectly into the 5/16" square tube.

T's


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T mount - brass rod stem for wall or deck mounting with a lighter weight cross-bar. Rod and cross-bar can be formed to support various kinds of objects, padded with heat-shrinkable tubing or sprayed with Krylon and painted-out to blend in with objects or background. 

Sold 6 per package.

 

T's

PHOTOS

T mount - brass rod stem for wall or deck mounting with a lighter weight cross-bar. Rod and cross-bar can be formed to support various kinds of objects, padded with heat-shrinkable tubing or sprayed with Krylon and painted-out to blend in with objects or background. 

Sold 6 per package.

 

Spiders


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PHOTOS

"Spider" mounts because of all the legs... We didn't go for eight, but the three cross-bar arms give support to a spider's nest of objects with complex shapes. Also known as "Y mounts"!

Sold 6 per package.

Spiders

PHOTOS

"Spider" mounts because of all the legs... We didn't go for eight, but the three cross-bar arms give support to a spider's nest of objects with complex shapes. Also known as "Y mounts"!

Sold 6 per package.

Hooks


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4" long rod stems with a 3" lengths of strap soldered to one end.  We provide them straight and annealed: you bend them to fit your objects. 
       
Sold 6 per package.

Hooks

4" long rod stems with a 3" lengths of strap soldered to one end.  We provide them straight and annealed: you bend them to fit your objects. 
       
Sold 6 per package.

Drop Clip Channel


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When you need to steady an artifact up against the wall (either on a shelf or with its own bottom clips), these little gems save more time and make an installation easier than you can imagine. Make a "drop-clip" with our 1/8" x 1/2" brass strap. Fit it to the shape of your object. Be sure to allow for padding as required. Screw the drop-clip channel into the wall behind the object. Put the art in place and slide the shaped "drop clip" into this channel. It secures the art gently but firmly in place.  

Our Brass Strap 22-127 can be used to make the clips that fit this channel - click here to add to your cart.

Fabricated here in Rosemont, N.J.
Sold 6 per package.

Drop Clip Channel

When you need to steady an artifact up against the wall (either on a shelf or with its own bottom clips), these little gems save more time and make an installation easier than you can imagine. Make a "drop-clip" with our 1/8" x 1/2" brass strap. Fit it to the shape of your object. Be sure to allow for padding as required. Screw the drop-clip channel into the wall behind the object. Put the art in place and slide the shaped "drop clip" into this channel. It secures the art gently but firmly in place.  

Our Brass Strap 22-127 can be used to make the clips that fit this channel - click here to add to your cart.

Fabricated here in Rosemont, N.J.
Sold 6 per package.

PlateMounts for Deck Installation


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PHOTOS

For the deck mount, the two tabs get shaped to your plate's profile and hold the weight. Bend the stem so that the plate leans back into the mount. Drill an undersized hole into the deck when you install the stem.

Sold individually.

PlateMounts for Deck Installation

PHOTOS

For the deck mount, the two tabs get shaped to your plate's profile and hold the weight. Bend the stem so that the plate leans back into the mount. Drill an undersized hole into the deck when you install the stem.

Sold individually.

PlateMounts for Wall Installation


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PHOTOS

This mount hangs a plate on the wall. Two bottom tabs get shaped to your plate's profile and hold the weight. The top tab also gets shaped to your plate's profile and then slides into a tube to lock the plate in place. Drill an undersized hole in the backboard when you install the stem. 

 Sold individually.

PlateMounts for Wall Installation

PHOTOS

This mount hangs a plate on the wall. Two bottom tabs get shaped to your plate's profile and hold the weight. The top tab also gets shaped to your plate's profile and then slides into a tube to lock the plate in place. Drill an undersized hole in the backboard when you install the stem. 

 Sold individually.

Hat/Helmet MountBlank


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PHOTOS

A 1/4" diameter, 18" long brass stem with a pointed top end, fitted with a 2" x 3" brass plate. Carve the 4" x 8" x 8" Ethafoam block to fit inside your hat, stick it on the pointy end of the brass stem. (To finish off, we cover the top part of the Ethafoam with stockinette and cut a sheet of dark felt to cover the bottom of the Ethafoam, including the brass plate. The stockinette is kind to the object and the dark felt helps the mount "disappear".) Then bend the stem to the shape you need. Install in deck or wall.

Sold individually.

Hat/Helmet MountBlank

PHOTOS

A 1/4" diameter, 18" long brass stem with a pointed top end, fitted with a 2" x 3" brass plate. Carve the 4" x 8" x 8" Ethafoam block to fit inside your hat, stick it on the pointy end of the brass stem. (To finish off, we cover the top part of the Ethafoam with stockinette and cut a sheet of dark felt to cover the bottom of the Ethafoam, including the brass plate. The stockinette is kind to the object and the dark felt helps the mount "disappear".) Then bend the stem to the shape you need. Install in deck or wall.

Sold individually.

Leverage MountBlank


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PHOTOS

Used to support objects with cylindrical or oval-section shafts angled out or up from the wall or deck. We solder two straps one above the other on the opposite sides of a sturdy rod.  The opposing straps provide leverage to support the object, the lower one wrapping up and over the shaft and the upper one wrapping down and under.

Sold Individually.

Leverage MountBlank

PHOTOS

Used to support objects with cylindrical or oval-section shafts angled out or up from the wall or deck. We solder two straps one above the other on the opposite sides of a sturdy rod.  The opposing straps provide leverage to support the object, the lower one wrapping up and over the shaft and the upper one wrapping down and under.

Sold Individually.

Bowl MountBlank


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PHOTOS

Used to securely cradle round bottomed bowls, etc.  Three fully annealed arms get shaped to fit the bottom of your bowl. Pad them, paint them, fix mount to the deck with a standard drywall screw. For top-heavy items, place one of our weight bags inside to help stabilize.

Sold individually.

Bowl MountBlank

PHOTOS

Used to securely cradle round bottomed bowls, etc.  Three fully annealed arms get shaped to fit the bottom of your bowl. Pad them, paint them, fix mount to the deck with a standard drywall screw. For top-heavy items, place one of our weight bags inside to help stabilize.

Sold individually.

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).

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U-Clips & brass stems (no plates) - set of 6
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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).

Security Head Screws : Spanner Head


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These stainless steel screws have relatively uncommon screw-heads which may help deter casual tampering. They have a "flat-head", are available threaded for wood or machine, and come in the thinner diameter no. 6 or the larger diameter no. 8.

Sold in bags of 100.

Security Head Screws : Spanner Head

Disclaimer

These stainless steel screws have relatively uncommon screw-heads which may help deter casual tampering. They have a "flat-head", are available threaded for wood or machine, and come in the thinner diameter no. 6 or the larger diameter no. 8.

Sold in bags of 100.

Security Head Screwdriver


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You will need this screwdriver handle and your choice of driver bits to fasten and unfasten our security head screws. Choose the No. 6 Spanner Bit for No. 6 wood and No. 6-32 machine screws, or the No. 8 Spanner Bit for No. 8 wood screws. The Pin-head Phillips Bit fits all pin-head Phillips screws. The handle is sized for 1/4" hex shank to match our bits.

You will need this screwdriver handle and your choice of driver bits to fasten and unfasten our security head screws. Choose the No. 6 Spanner Bit for No. 6 wood and No. 6-32 machine screws, or the No. 8 Spanner Bit for No. 8 wood screws. The Pin-head Phillips Bit fits all pin-head Phillips screws. The handle is sized for 1/4" hex shank to match our bits.

Security Head Screws : Pin Phillips Head


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Disclaimer

These stainless steel screws have relatively uncommon screw-heads which may help deter casual tampering. They are "flat-head", are available threaded for wood or machine and come in either the thinner diameter no. 6 or the larger diameter no. 8. 

Sold in bags of 100.

Security Head Screws : Pin Phillips Head

Disclaimer

These stainless steel screws have relatively uncommon screw-heads which may help deter casual tampering. They are "flat-head", are available threaded for wood or machine and come in either the thinner diameter no. 6 or the larger diameter no. 8. 

Sold in bags of 100.

Aluminum Hanging Cleat


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A strong, thin, two-part cleat designed for hanging text or photo panels or wall cases. Supplied as a single 6' length which, when cut in half, supplies 3' of mated cleat. One length is mounted to the wall, with the slot facing up (that's the bottom half of our drawing...we are the wall's-eye view); the other is mounted to the panel or case with the slot facing down. Hanging your panel is a now simple matter of lowering it onto the wall-mounted cleat so that the two cleats interlock. The joined profile is only 1/4" thick. The extrusion has holes at 1" intervals, ready for drywall screws. No countersinking is required.

Oversized shipping applies for this item.

From one to sixteen cleats will fit in one large tube. Please add 1 o/s charge to your cart. 
If you need more cleats (say 17), we are into another tube. Please add 2 o/s charges to your cart.        

Yeah - kinda awkward. We're working on it.

JUNE 2017: Having trouble reaching checkout? Make sure you've added the Oversized Shipping charge!

A strong, thin, two-part cleat designed for hanging text or photo panels or wall cases. Supplied as a single 6' length which, when cut in half, supplies 3' of mated cleat. One length is mounted to the wall, with the slot facing up (that's the bottom half of our drawing...we are the wall's-eye view); the other is mounted to the panel or case with the slot facing down. Hanging your panel is a now simple matter of lowering it onto the wall-mounted cleat so that the two cleats interlock. The joined profile is only 1/4" thick. The extrusion has holes at 1" intervals, ready for drywall screws. No countersinking is required.

Oversized shipping applies for this item.

From one to sixteen cleats will fit in one large tube. Please add 1 o/s charge to your cart. 
If you need more cleats (say 17), we are into another tube. Please add 2 o/s charges to your cart.        

Yeah - kinda awkward. We're working on it.

Security Straps


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Short brass straps countersunk on opposite sides for securing framed works of art to the wall. Straps are screwed to the back of picture frames using No. 6 wood screws so as to leave the opposite ends of the strap exposed at the edge of the frames. When hanging your pictures, screw the exposed end of strap to the wall with a security screw. Paint-out the brass to blend with the wall color or leave exposed, as you wish. Made in Rosemont, N.J.

Sold in packs of a dozen.

Short brass straps countersunk on opposite sides for securing framed works of art to the wall. Straps are screwed to the back of picture frames using No. 6 wood screws so as to leave the opposite ends of the strap exposed at the edge of the frames. When hanging your pictures, screw the exposed end of strap to the wall with a security screw. Paint-out the brass to blend with the wall color or leave exposed, as you wish. Made in Rosemont, N.J.

Sold in packs of a dozen.

Tweezers


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For delicate placements, getting threads out of the way, pulling splinters, etc. Stainless steel with a fine serrated point and serrated finger grip area. 4-1/2" long, opens wide to 5/8".

Tweezers

For delicate placements, getting threads out of the way, pulling splinters, etc. Stainless steel with a fine serrated point and serrated finger grip area. 4-1/2" long, opens wide to 5/8".

T-handled Reamer


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To clean burrs from the edges of holes drilled in brass, or to remove flash from the inside of sawn tubing. Also a must for making a hole just a wee bit bigger. Tapered for holes from 1/8" to 1/2" diameter.

T-handled Reamer

To clean burrs from the edges of holes drilled in brass, or to remove flash from the inside of sawn tubing. Also a must for making a hole just a wee bit bigger. Tapered for holes from 1/8" to 1/2" diameter.

Calipers


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Indispensable when you need to know the size of the brass you're working with. The sliding action, since brass is a "self-lubricating" metal, just gets better with time.  
Divided into 16ths and mm, opens to 3.149"/ 80mm 
Made in Germany.

Calipers

Indispensable when you need to know the size of the brass you're working with. The sliding action, since brass is a "self-lubricating" metal, just gets better with time.  
Divided into 16ths and mm, opens to 3.149"/ 80mm 
Made in Germany.

Foot/Metric Tape Measure


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Measurement underlies all installation and mountmaking work.  This rugged Stanley retractable rule has a broad, yellow ruler surface, graduated in feet and inches on one edge and in centimeters on the other.  You'll need them both.  Overall length is 10'/3m.

Foot/Metric Tape Measure

Measurement underlies all installation and mountmaking work.  This rugged Stanley retractable rule has a broad, yellow ruler surface, graduated in feet and inches on one edge and in centimeters on the other.  You'll need them both.  Overall length is 10'/3m.

Forming Pliers


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We're very happy to announce that the forming pliers are back! Here's our old favorite back, fresh off the boat from Germany, with jaws shaped to our specifications. One jaw is flat, one is round. We use them all the time to make either sharply angled or curved bends, as needed. Made of polished steel with box joint construction and PVC-coated handles. 5-1/8" long.

Forming Pliers

We're very happy to announce that the forming pliers are back! Here's our old favorite back, fresh off the boat from Germany, with jaws shaped to our specifications. One jaw is flat, one is round. We use them all the time to make either sharply angled or curved bends, as needed. Made of polished steel with box joint construction and PVC-coated handles. 5-1/8" long.

Chain Nose Pliers


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The chain nose plier has short round jaws which are good for making a range of angled bends. They are made of polished steel with box joint construction and PVC-coated handles. 5-1/8" long.

Discounted units now available on our Sale Page!

Chain Nose Pliers

The chain nose plier has short round jaws which are good for making a range of angled bends. They are made of polished steel with box joint construction and PVC-coated handles. 5-1/8" long.

Discounted units now available on our Sale Page!

Foam Knives


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These knives combine stiffness and sharpness, making them particularly useful for cutting shapes in Ethafoam.  The square point knives are good for straight lines, while the pottery knife lends itself to making curved shapes.  The sharpness of the blades on these knives permits you to cut fine, detailed shavings from Ethafoam blocks. To keep them sharp, use our diamond hone, below.

Foam Knives

These knives combine stiffness and sharpness, making them particularly useful for cutting shapes in Ethafoam.  The square point knives are good for straight lines, while the pottery knife lends itself to making curved shapes.  The sharpness of the blades on these knives permits you to cut fine, detailed shavings from Ethafoam blocks. To keep them sharp, use our diamond hone, below.

Diamond Hone


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An essential companion to the foam knives or any knife!  Keeps them sharp.  Use it dry, without oil.  It sharpens very fast.  Made of industrial diamonds set into a plastic matrix, it comes with a protective leather sheath.

Diamond Hone

An essential companion to the foam knives or any knife!  Keeps them sharp.  Use it dry, without oil.  It sharpens very fast.  Made of industrial diamonds set into a plastic matrix, it comes with a protective leather sheath.

Knife Sharpener


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Sad that our little Rolling Sharpener disappeared, we launched a big search to replace it with an economical but well-designed sharpener. And, we found it right in our backyard. This well-made little desk-top model is made in Eastern Pennsylvania. We're always happy to find things made here at home. You'll enjoy it. Your knives will enjoy it.

Knife Sharpener

Sad that our little Rolling Sharpener disappeared, we launched a big search to replace it with an economical but well-designed sharpener. And, we found it right in our backyard. This well-made little desk-top model is made in Eastern Pennsylvania. We're always happy to find things made here at home. You'll enjoy it. Your knives will enjoy it.

4-in-1 Screwdriver


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Ah, my personal favorite on the job site. This way I don't get stuck with a Phillips when I need a slotted and visa-versa. These well made screwdrivers come with interchangeable Phillips head tips (large & small) and slotted tips (large & small) stored in the metal shaft in the red handle.

4-in-1 Screwdriver

Ah, my personal favorite on the job site. This way I don't get stuck with a Phillips when I need a slotted and visa-versa. These well made screwdrivers come with interchangeable Phillips head tips (large & small) and slotted tips (large & small) stored in the metal shaft in the red handle.

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