Mounting methods for National Register Plaques
FINISHED DIMENSIONS - Bronze plaques are cast from molten metal. As such, the finished dimensions WILL vary from the actual dimension ordered. Typically, the metal can shrink 1/16" over any 12" dimension. This means that a 24" by 24" plaque can vary in size from 24" by 24" plus or minus 1/4" - possibly more.
You should always wait until you have the actual plaque in your hands BEFORE you build any custom mount. If this is not possible, you must allow sufficient room around the plaque to accommodate differing dimensions. If you will mount the plaque in concrete, allow enough room and plan on filling it with a grout. If mounting on a raised monument, allow sufficient room and plan on centering the plaque.
Plaques with either
dimension 4" and under will be drilled for 2
image on the left shows the cross section of a large plaque. The back is recessed to reduce
The image on the right shows the cross section
of a small plaque. It is solid.
The type of back on your plaque will depend upon
the size of the plaque. We reserve the right to determine
the type of back during the casting process.
Drilled and tapped bosses on back of plate. Threaded
studs for concealed mounting to brick, stone or cement. Flat backed plaques do not have bosses - they
have drilled and tapped holes.
Expansion sleeves for mounting to brick, stone or
cement with optional rosette covers.
Toggle bolts for hollow wall installation with optional
Wood screws for mounting to wood surfaces. Can also
use optional rosette covers.