Q-Cord Retractable Museum Stanchions
* Neutral, clean lines that blend with the environment
* Stable base with non-skid/scratch pads
* Click here for elastic cord
* Discreetly Protective
*Options to accommodate signage and tie-back to wall
* Click here for wall terminators
This barrier is the standard in many of the world's major museums.The stable steel base and upright supports an elastic cord that defines restricted access but gives to the touch without tripping or injury. The base is hollow in the centre to provide weight only where it is required and is cushioned with slip resistant neoprene pads to improve grip and protect polished floor surfaces.We recommend a maximum of 7 feet or 2 metres between barriers when planning your layout.Stainless steel barriers have steel base with stainless steel cover.
**Sold individually****elastic cord not included**
You will of course require elasticated cord to go with your stanchion layout.
Wall terminators are an excellent way to complete some stanchion installations by returning the line of cord back to the wall.
You can now apply information signage directly to the top of our barriers by using one of our signage adaptors that will accept our range of aluminum label holders.
Our stanchions are supplied complete with an Allen key and that is the only tool you will require to assemble them.
It is important to select a stanchion finish that blends well with the environment and minimizes visual impact, and to assist this process our standard cord color is grey. However in areas where it is important to draw attention to the line we can supply cord in a range of colors that will enhance the contrast. These are white, red or black.
If a floor is highly polished the stanchions will need to be closer together (5') than a floor that has plenty of grip, in which case barriers can be spaced further apart (7').
Whenever possible stanchions should be placed in a symmetrical fashion in front of an artwork as this maintains good overall viusal harmony.
In an installation where the object is completely surrounded, instead of two separate knots tie the two ends together with a reef knot, pull very tight and cut off the ends. If required cut off one of the cap legs to accommodate the size of this knot.
A line of stanchions can also end with the cord returning to the wall by using a wall terminator.
Stanchions are usually packed 2 per inner box but are sold individually and complete with an Allen key.
Note: In an installation where the object is completely surrounded, repeat step 5 with both cord
ends. In this instance it is only necessary to wrap once around the stem.
A line of barriers can also end with the cord returning to the wall by using a wall terminator.
1 Upright with attaching bolt and injection molded cap
1 Base weight 1 Base cover plate 1 Allen key
What's not included: Elasticated Cord, Wall Terminators