Museum Signage Systems
Instructional Videos:(revolver display) (knife display)
H-Arms are easily customizable display armatures that are designed to cradle artistic objects from below. They are especially well-suited to holding small objects where one side is significantly longer than the others, such as handguns, knives, and powder horns, although their elegantly simple and customizable design means the possibilities are nearly limitless.
All bases are 3 1/2"x7" and are 1/2 tall. They come in either semi-flat black or clear colors.
The armature is made of metal. The standard armature consists of one 6" central post with two 6" attached arms and two 4.5" crossbars (one per central arm). The post is made with 5/32" steel, the arms are made with 1/8" softened steel, and the crossbars are made with 1/16" softened Brass.
*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 H-arm Information *H-arm only* *H-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.
For an entirely custom armature check out our Custom Mount Making page.
Worked well for an artifact display. Thanks! - atwitsend
Excellent product - just what I needed. Great vendor. - S.N. -CA
Common tools for armature adjustment include:
We carry many of these tools, which can be found on our Mount Making Supplies page.
Gun Display Stands