Museum Signage Systems
The Spider Mount artifact display is an extremely customizable mount designed to hold artifacts from below for a stable and aesthetic presentation. It is equipped with 4 arms to provide a stable foundation for any small art display. They are convenient for displaying small objects such as minerals, artifacts, shells, figurines, etc.
The bases are cast acrylic and are available either painted semi-flat black or unpainted and clear. Bases are also available in a variety of sizes for maximum customization, although they all are ½” in thickness. A wider base means additional stability and is highly recommended when a large armature is being used.
The arms are made of 1/16” softened metal as to be easily shaped, cut, and bent. The upright post is made of 1/8” metal, which is more difficult to bend. The metal display armature is removable from the base so that it can be more easily formed to the desired shape (e.g bending the main post in a vice or cutting it with Lineman’s pliers or a hacksaw). For wall-mounted displays, the armature may also be ordered without the base. A helpful instructional video for shaping armatures 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 Spider mount Information *Spider mount only* *Spider mount and base*
For an entirely custom armature check out our Custom Mount Making page.
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.