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T-arm display
T-arm instructional video
T-arm bending demonstration - square bend
T-arm bending demonstration - needle nose plier usage
T-arm bending demonstration - round bend
Statuette displayed on T-arm
T-arm being cut
T-arm being recolored
Statuette displayed on T-arm
Statuette displayed on T-arm - rear
Rear of statuette displayed on the armature
Bending armature around sturdy art piece
T-arm cradle
T-arm cradle supporting fish statue
T-arm hanger display
Customized armature holding hanging fish statue
Unmodified T-arm display in use
Powder horn on T-arm display - front
Powder horn on T-arm display - side
Wall display T-arm holding dagger
Wall display T-arm holding dagger
Shortened armature holding a museum artifact
T-arm display holding doll
Wire Snippers

Artifact Display - T-Arm

Item #: TA-

Availability: In Stock
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  • Sturdy – Reliably supports small artistic objects
    • Customizable – Many sizes and configurations available
    • Discreet – Unobtrusive design perfect for art display

    Price: $14.00
      3 INCH 5 INCH 6 INCH
      8 INCH Custom

      BASE SIZE:
      1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 1/2 x 2 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2
      1/2 x 4 x 4 No Base Custom

      Black Clear NONE

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       Price Each 

      Shrink Tube, 6inch, 1/8 inch ID, Black, Shrinks to 1/16
      Black 1 $1.50
      Shrink Tube, 6inch, 1/8 inch ID, Clear, Shrinks to 1/16
      Translucent 1 $1.50
      Shrink Tube, 6inch, 3/16 inch ID, Black, Shrinks to 3/32
      Black 1 $1.50
      Shrink Tube, 6inch, 3/16 inch ID, Clear, Shrinks to 3/32
      Translucent 1 $1.50
      Small Needle Nose Pliers, Smooth Jaw
      1 $6.00
      Small Duck Bill Pliers, Smooth Jaw
      1 $6.00
      Large Snippers
      1 $8.00
      Pliers, Large, Serrated Jaw With Cutters
      1 $12.00

      Artifact display T-Arms are an effective tool for exhibiting small artistic objects of all kinds in an elegant and professional manner. They are usable in a wide variety of applications and are specifically designed to provide maximum structural support and the greatest level of artifact safety, while also being highly customizable and appropriately discreet to keep focus on the object on display.


      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” of the “T” are made with 1/16” softened metal, while the upright post is made with 1/8” metal that is much harder to bend. The metal display armature is removable from the base so that it can be more easily formed o 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 the armature can be found here.

      There are also 12”H T-Arms available, which are more rigid and are designed to hold larger artifacts with more weight.

      *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

      Custom Armatures:

      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 an entirely custom armature check out our Custom Mount Making page.

      Further Inquiries:
      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.


      * Exactly as described & provides a museum quality display stand. - John S. - CA

      * I have purchased a couple of items from this vendor. GREAT products, good price, ships fast, and looks very high end. If you are looking for items like these to display artifacts don’t give it a second though buy it. Chris H

      Additional Information

      Common tools for armature adjustment include:

      • Needle nose pliers in a variety of sizes (for tight bends in the “arms” of the “T”)
      • Large wire snippers (for trimming the arms to length)
      • Large pliers, such as Linesman's Pliers (for all-purpose bending and cutting uses)
      • A hacksaw (for shortening the central post)
      • Flat black touch-up paint (for the base or armature after modifications to them)
      • Shrink Tube (to pad artwork from the armature if necessary)
      • A heat source, such as a heat gun (for use of Shrink Tube)

      We carry many of these tools, which can be found on our Mount Making Supplies page.

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