Meteorites are dense. Most commercial display cases aren't up to the task of supporting them.
This case, installed in early 2000, addresses this problem. The woodwork alone weighs around 300 pounds, and the top perhaps another fifty or sixty pounds. Concealed beneath the 2-1/4 inch thick top is a web of plywood panels to support the roughly half ton of nickel iron meteorites on display.
The acrylic top was manufactured by Plastic-Tech of Ann Arbor.
All images and text Copyright Dale Austin, 1962-2008