Clamshell boxes

A clamshell box works much like a book. Children in all cultures learn that the contents of a book can be accessed by opening its covers. This may well be the reason for the popularity of clamshell boxes, which are the most commonly used form of packaging in conservation. Form truly follows function here and confirms the statement by the famous architect Louis Sullivan: “It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic, of all things physical and metaphysical, of all things human, and all things super-human, of all true manifestations of the head, of the heart, of the soul, that the life is recognizable in its expression, that form ever follows function.”
KS 3
A tightly closing clamshell box suitable for the storage of books, photographic material and all sorts of loose and unbound objects. Available with or without insertion slits and with an additional base reinforcement. Our most popular archival box and bestseller.
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KS 3 with filing mechanism
A reasonably priced, tightly closing clamshell box with binding mechanism. Suitable for filing 4-hole, pre-punched envelope enclosures, documents and photographic boards in sheet form.
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KS 4
A tightly closing and finely constructed clamshell box especially designed for books and unbound loose objects. A complete foldable construction, with completely smooth interior and exterior surfaces.
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KS 17
A tightly closing, dustproof clamshell box for books, photographs, loose and unbound objects. Closed, the box has a roundabout, four-fold walled construction for additional strength. Also available with an additional base support.
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KS 17 heavy-duty
A sturdy, tightly closing clamshell box for books, photograph negatives/positives, glass plates and loosely bound objects. The box has a roundabout, four-fold walled construction and an additional base support for extra strength.
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KS 17 Trier
A tightly closing clamshell box with an extra stable roundabout six-fold walled construction for extremely heavy and valuable objects. Smooth interior and exterior surfaces. Available with or without ribbons.
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KS 17 Albertina
A tightly closing clamshell box with extra supports ideal for graphic collections. Smooth interior and exterior surfaces. Roundabout eight-fold walled construction (closed condition of the box) provides additional strength. Additional base and lid support is also provided.
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KS 18 Premium
A tightly closing, premium clamshell box; a more elaborate version of the known "Solander Box". Manufactured whilst using the finest book binding methods, this classical drop-back clamshell box is produced from solid conservation board with a complete fabric lining. Special emphasis has been given to ageing resistant and environmentally compatible (less-polluting) materials.
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KS 20 solid board
A tightly closing, premium quality clamshell box with round about double walled construction. Made from solid board material, approx. 1.5 - 5.0 mm thickness.
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