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Open Signs or Open Flags

Well I received another phone call requesting an “open sign” today.  Of course as a flag shop I say “you mean a open flag right? They almost always say “yes a flag, one I can fly of the side of my building”.  I then answer “yes we have them, what design would you like?”  “The regular one” they say. 3x5' Red White and Blue Open flag“Hmm.” I mumble.
Well regular usually means the red white and blue stripe with open written horizontally on the white stripe, but that is just one design of the over 50 designs we have.   Well we were able to provide the customer with everything they needed to fly the open flag which consisted of an ultimate house bracket, a 6′ white spinning pole and a 3×5′ open flag which reads single reverse horizontally like the one pictured above.

When it comes to open flags Flag-Works try’s to have all the various designs available plus feather and blade flag designs. Some open banners have the word “open” read correctly from both sides of the flag were others only read correct from one side and read reverse from the other.  Each flag meets different needs and budgets for our customers.  Visit our online flag shop  for our your flag needs.   A few samples are below.

images/open_f5.jpgOpen cup of CoffeeOpen flag patriotic bannerimages/BF-OPENRWB_small.jpg

The Spinning Pole

There have been many updates in the flag industry, but one stands out.

For as long as flags have been flying on house mounted flagpoles, they have gotten wrapped around the pole.  This is called being “furled.”  Many items try to negate this unsightely display of the American flag: the pole sleeve flag, the unwrapper tube and the neverfurl. They all accomplished the job of keeping the flag unfurled, but none has succeded as easily as the spinning pole has. It’s simple.  Attach the flag and let it fly free.  The spinning pole has made the un-wrapper tube and the never-furl obsolete.

What makes it so simple?  The pole is actually two pieces of aluminum tube that screw together.

One piece has ball bearings in it allowing the top tube to spin.  This spinning keeps the flag from wrapping.  Simple. The  Spinning pole video shows how a flag just spins free. (I don’t know how to rotate the video)