Flag Display Cases from Zell Manufacturing Company

United States Flag Store is proud to offer American Made display cases for flags from Zell Manufacturing Company, Inc. Located in Export, Pennsylvania (about 35 miles east of Pittsburgh), Zell Manufacturing was founded by Clifford R. Zell in 1965 and remains in operation by his 3 sons. Specializing in a variety of quality wooden products, each display case is custom made. Let’s take a look at each style that United States Flag offers.

Recently added are flag display cases for both 3 foot x 5 foot flags and 5 foot x 9.5 foot size flags. The cases are made of solid poplar wood are available in walnut, cherry, and black finishes. Poplar wood is a hardwood that comes from the trees in the magnolia family. The common English-language names for this tree are “yellow poplar”, “tulip poplar”, “American tulip” or “tulip tree”. Since the yellow poplar’s growth range spans from the Mississippi River to the east coast of the US, it may not be surprising to find that the wood from yellow poplar trees were used extensively for buildings in that area between the 18th and 20th centuries.

US Made Flag Case for 3' x 5' Flag

These same 3 foot x 5 foot and 5 foot x 9.5 foot size flag display cases are also available in solid oak. The solid oak flag display cases are available in clear, cherry, walnut, and black finishes.

Solid Oak Flag Case for 5' x 9.5' Flag - US Made

Zell Manufacturing also makes beautiful Flag and Document Cases that will not only display a 3 foot x 5 foot flag, but any certificates, diplomas, family heirlooms, or documents that measure 8.5 inch x 11 inch. This stunning display case is available in a cherry finish in either solid oak or in solid poplar wood.

Deluxe USA-Made Hardwood Flag and Document Case - Cherry - for 3' x 5' Flags

Last, but certainly not least, Zell Manufacturing’s Shadow Boxes features a black felt backboard to proudly display medals, memorabilia, and certificates. These shadow boxes also come with a flag case for a 3 foot x 5 foot flag. These flag cases are available in a cherry finish or in an oak finish .

Military Flag and Medal Display Case - Shadow Box

Flag and Medal Display Case - Military Shadow Box - Oak

United States Flag Store is here to answer all your questions. Feel free to give us a toll free call at 1-877-734-2458 or email us at support@onlinestores.com.

 

United States Flag Store’s Frequently Asked Questions

Happy New Year! United States Flag Store welcomes customer questions on flags, flagpoles, flag cases, and accessories. We want, as well do our customers, to be sure that they receive the correct information when it comes to properly displaying flags.  Let’s go over a few of our most Frequently Asked Questions.

What size flag case is needed for an American Memorial (funeral) flag?

All Memorial flags are 5 feet x 9.5 feet in size.  When properly folded, the American Memorial flag will show the stars at the uppermost to remind us of our national motto, “In God We Trust”.  While there is no code on how the American flag should be folded, the current 13 fold manner has gained popularity through the years. Each fold is a reflection of the ideals of the United States of America.

What size flag should I fly on my flagpole?

The answer will depend on the size of your flagpole.  The standard size flag for a residential flagpole (15 feet, 20 feet, or 25 feet) is a 3 feet x 5 feet flag. The larger the flagpole, the larger your flag will need to be. The length of the flag should be at least 1/4 the height of the flagpole.

What does anodizing mean?

Anodization is a process of actually coating the outside of the aluminum flagpole with an oxide. Typically, the aluminum pole is “bathed” in a solution containing sulfur, chromic, or boric acid. In this bath, the aluminum pole is positively charged by connecting it to the positive terminal of a dc power supply, becoming an anode in the chemical process. An inert electronic conductor, usually a plate or rod of carbon, lead, nickel or steel, is then connected to the negative terminal of a dc power supply, thus becoming the cathode. Upon closing the electric circuit, electrons are withdrawn away from the anode, the aluminum pole, and thereby allow ions on the surface on the aluminum to react with the electrolyzed bath solution to form an oxide layer on the aluminum flagpole. Aluminum cations (an ion in an electrolyzed solution that migrates to the cathode) move away from the aluminum pole to react with the water in the bath at the oxide/electrolyte interface to form an oxide at that surface. At the same time, oxide anions (an ion in an electrolyzed solution that migrates to the anode) move toward the aluminum flagpole to react with the aluminum at the aluminum/oxide interface. New oxide is deposited or created at both interfaces and thus the total oxide thickens. This oxide creates a barrier connected to the aluminum flagpole at the molecular level. This oxide can be altered to produce color changes on the pole; the range of available color is limited to shades of bronze to black.

What is the difference between nylon and polyester for the American flag?

Deciding what is the best American flag material depends on how you decide to fly your flag. Polyester flags , being a heavier fabric, are designed to hold up in conditions where there are high winds. They are also best if you plan on flying your flag 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Nylon flags are lighter, so they only need a light breeze to “fly”. They also do better in a wet climate because they are great at shedding water.

United States Flag Store is here to answer all your questions.  Feel free to give us a toll free call at 1-877-734-2458 or email us at support@onlinestores.com.