Tuesday, August 19, 2008

SAFE WAY TO DISPLAY PLATES

Safe Way to Display Plates

If you use plate hangers to display your plates, be sure they are not too tight. The clips should be covered with a soft material. Otherwise, the ends of the clips may scratch or chip the plate.

6 comments:

Lynette Smith said...

Beware, too, of wall-style plate hangers that have a slightly elastic plastic that binds together the top and bottom plastic plate grips. My plate hangers served me well for the past 20 years, but during a recent earthquake the plastic snapped apart from old age and the plate fell. Lesson learned: whent the plastic yellows significantly, replace the plate hanger!

Anonymous said...

Could someone please tell us the name of the stuff used under figurines or vases to hold them on the shelf in case of earthquake? I have heard museums use this, but no one can offer the particular name and how to obtain it.

Thanks, Bev Bills

Anonymous said...

The one we use is called "Crystalline Clear Museum Wax" made by Quake Hold. You can buy it at your local Home Depot or Lowes or at www.quakehold.com. Hope this helps. Ginny

wehrhere said...

Those little caps they sell to cover dishwasher points work well for plate hangers also.

Linda Wilson-Miller said...

AN EASY WAY TO GET PLASTIC TO PUT ON YOU PLATE HANGERS IS TO GO TO THE PET STORE AND GET SOME CLEAR TUBING FOR FISH TANK AIR FILTERS. IT CUTS EASILY AND WILL SLIDE ON THE ENDS OF YOUR PLATE HANGERS. IT IS VERY INEXPENSIVE AND YOU WILL HAVE A LIFE TIME SUPPLY WITH ONE PURCHASE.

Anonymous said...

Recently discovered a pewter plate considerably bent inward on both sides, obviously from the tension of the hangers. Is it possible to bend this plate back into shape,or have I hopelessy ruined it? Thanks, GW