Orders placed online benefit from a special carriage-paid order
threshold of £80, compared to £130 for orders placed by phone, fax
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Lion is committed to providing training and education
for new and experienced framers.
We are founder sponsors of the Fine Art Trade Guild's GCF qualification,
which is internationally recognised as the qualification for the
We run three well-regarding one day training courses as well as
'LION Framer's Events' at both branches, and also work with many
independent framing trainers. Click here for
Our Low-Stretch cord is made from white polyester fibre. Laboratory tests show that at any given breaking strain, the extension with nylon was around 26%, but with polyester, only around 12%.This improvement in stretch characteristics is a great benefit to you - the framer.Polyester cannot rot, nor will moisture from the atmosphere change its characteristics.As a guide, to allow for 'shock' loading, the picture weight should be no more than about one quarter of the breaking strain. The breaking strains are regularly been checked and tested.Every framer fears the news from a customer that "the cord broke and the picture fell onto the grand piano".Sometimes the cord did actually break, but often that would be an old cotton cord, which could rot. More likely, the cord becomes untied from the eye, or the eye itself pulls out, breaks or comes open.Take care always to select fixing hardware which is more than strong enough.
Chandelier chain - pressed brass links folded together. Suitable for hanging pictures. Safe working loads (SWL) are:14mm / 9/16" link - 14kgs / 30lbs17mm / 11/16" link - 21kgs / 45lbs21mm / 13/16" link - 32kgs / 70lbsConnect with split rings or 'S' hooks.Chain is 10m long.
Each link of Oval chain is joined by brazing. It is literally only as strong as its weakest link. Use only in non-critical applications. 13mm / 1/2" x 15g, 10m.
Lion Picture Framing Supplies Ltd: 148 Garrison Street, Heartlands, Birmingham, B9 4BN
Tel: 0121 773 1230Fax: 0121 771 2540Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Company registered in England & WalesCompany number: 03471831