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    Hardware for 2-D in seismic zones

    Here in seismic Southern California - both in storage and on display - objects must be secured in such a way that the hardware is held "captive".

    One of the most common solutions is the use of "pear clips" which are just a variation of a carabineer. They come in different sizes which is handy. For larger pieces it can be easier to attach to a screen if more than one is used. They can be clipped together as needed.

    on screen.jpg
    Secured on the screen...

    pear clip on wall.jpg
    ...and the wall.
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    Great idea!. Im always curious about between the piece and the wall.

    What kind of piece is that attached to the frame? is that adjustable in height?

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    Yeah, that is the Getty's version which is the most functional one I have come across. They make them in three sizes and they consist of a solid block of aluminium that they machine in-house. Somewhere I have better images and will put them up (unless Kevin Marshall or Mike Mitchell beat me to it!)

    Here are a couple of other versions as well.

    adj install hrdwre sized.jpg

    adj eye bolt_sized.jpg

    Some folks may tend to say "Well if you know how to use a level then you don't need things like that". I would respond by saying. "Exactly what do you intend to "level" anyway?
    Many old world frames tend to be very irregular in their construction. "Level" is a highly subjective, aesthetic condition the reality of which can be greatly assisted by the tweekability of adjustable hardware!
    I would be curious to see other versions of this kind of hardware and where folks could purchase them.
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