Museum Signage Systems
Artifact Wall Mounts are a specialized display solution designed to hold artistic objects. Unlike its other T-Arm counterparts, it does not rest on an acrylic base, and instead is affixed to a wall mount plate, which is attached to a wall with screws. It also comes with an additional rod perpendicular to the T-Arms and post which offsets the armature from the wall and provides additional stability.
Wall Plates are what attaches the armature to the wall. They are made of steel and are 5/8” tall and 2” wide. They are attached to the wall with screws. For installation, we recommend screwing directly into a stud or using a wall anchor should there not be a stud in that respective location.
The “arms” of the “T” are made with 3/32” softened metal, while the upright post is made with 1/8” metal that is much harder to bend. The wall mount T-Arm comes equipped with an additional rod perpendicular to the T-Arms and post which offsets the armature from the wall by 3/4". This sets the wall-mount-specific variant of T-Arm apart from the other T-Arm displays. They may also be used for wall display, but the additional offset provides a better-suited display solution in this case. The armatures come in semi-flat black. The metal display armature is removable from the wall mount so that it can be more easily formed (e.g bending the main post it in a vice or cutting it with Lineman’s pliers or a hacksaw). A helpful instructional video for shaping the armature can be found here.
*Note: Avoid putting pressure on soldered joints when bending. Also, when modifying the post, be sure to remove it from the base very carefully to minimize damage risk to the base as that specific junction can be very tight
Sometimes a custom sized armature fulfills your needs more effectively than a standard one. You might want a larger or smaller armature, or maybe you need a stronger or more delicate upright. Whatever your needs may be, we can customize or custom build an armature for you.
Custom T-arm Information *T-arm only* *T-arm and base*
For further inquiries, please feel free to call us at (800-862-9869) or email us. Our team has been fabricating custom artifact displays for 35 consecutive years and has over 150 years combined of experience in the field of artifact mount making and is well-equipped to answer questions, offer advice, and provide support.
Common tools for armature adjustment include:
We carry many of these tools, which can be found on our Mount Making Supplies page.