• Glynn-Johnson 450 Series Hold-Open

*Actual product and finish may vary

The Glynn-Johnson 450 Series Hold-Open Medium Duty Surface-Mounted Overhead Door Holder is for single acting doors – interior.

The best door control device is one that operates overhead, with an arm functioning from the jamb to the top of the door. When the door stopping or hold-open does not exceed 110°, this device is by far the most efficient.

The overhead holder and stop is out of the way, in contrast with floor or wall-mounted stops, which can be a stumbling hazard and are vulnerable to damage by accident and vandalism.

Glynn-Johnson overhead holders and stops should always be used on doors furnished with door closers, as closers are not door stops and should not be expected to perform that function. Glynn-Johnson overhead stops are designed to protect door closers from violent openings.

Sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Butts – Offset Pivots

Size 3 – 453H, Door Opening, 27-1/16” – 33”

Size 4 – 454H, Door Opening, 33-1/16” – 39”

Center Hung

Size 3 – 453H, Door Opening, 33-1/16” – 39”

Size 4 – 454H, Door Opening, 39-1/16” – 45”

Glynn-Johnson catalog

Glynn-Johnson provides the most complete line of overhead holders and stops, offering solutions for the most demanding door control problems. These surface-mounted holders and stops offer the widest variety of functions, materials and finishes to fit all medium- to light-duty applications.

Glynn-Johnson 450 series holders and stops provide reliable and versatile surface-mounted overhead door control for all medium to light-duty applications. The visible components are available in a wide variety of architectural finishes to complement any design. The 450 series holders and stops are designed for installation in virtually all types of doors and frames including doors with conventional butt hinges, offset pivots, continuous hinges, swing clear hinges and many other specialty hinges. The templates provided allow for variable mounting positions, ranging from 85° - 110° of opening.


Four Models:

• 450H Series Hold-Open Model

• 450S Series Stop-Only Model

• 450F Series Friction Hold-Open Model

• 450SE Series Special Stop-Only Model

Five Sizes:

• Simple

• Standardized

• Each model is available in five sizes

*Sizes 1, 2 and 5 not available from stock

Three Options:

• J—Angle Jamb Bracket

• SHIM—Blade Stop Shim Kits

• SOC—Pin-in-Socket Security Screw Package

Unmatched Convenience:

• Non-Handed

• Improved Compatibility with Door Closers

• Single-Acting Doors

• Interior Applications

• Durable

• Easy to Install

• Improved Corrosion Resistance

Materials and Finishes:

In Brass, 300 series stainless steel or steel, these models offer the broadest range of finishes in the industry to complement any design. Brass and Stainless Steel offer the highest resistance to corrosion, while all these base materials are suitable for normal interior use.


Glynn-Johnson 450 series holders and stops are designed for medium to light-duty applications. They’re ideal for openings that are subject to normal activity, providing protection for the door, frame, hinges and surrounding walls or obstructions.

Designed for improved compatibility with most door closers, all models incorporate popular channel/slide arm design and offset jamb brackets. The improved design makes it easier to change functions in the field, should user requirements change.

450H Series Hold-Open:

(Suffix H) These models conveniently hold doors open at a predetermined position, permitting unobstructed traffic flow.

These models feature an adjustable automatic Hold-Open that is activated when the door is opened to a preset angle. The Hold-Open tension can be adjusted using an allen wrench through the end of the slider located in the channel at the top of the door. Each meets the 250,000 test cycles required for Grade 1 classification.

Application Information

Glynn-Johnson 450 series models require minimal door and frame preparation. They may be used in conjunction with most surface applied door closers. In some cases, optional drop brackets may need to be mounted on the closers. These brackets are available from the closer manufacturer.

UL Classification:

The 450 series Stop-Only models are classified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) as Miscellaneous Fire Door Accessories. This classification applies to use on either Hollow Metal Fire Doors or Wood Fire Doors. These units may be used on doors of any rating. As a reminder, the Miscellaneous Fire Door Accessories (GVUX) section is defined by UL as: “Miscellaneous fire door accessories are intended in the individual Listings. The accessories have been investigated to determine that when installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, the accessories do not adversely affect the fire rating of the fire door and/or fire door frames.”

Dead-Stop Templating:

For situations where a wall or similar obstruction is in place at an opening angle of 110° or less (e.g. doors that open back-to-back), dead stop templating should be used. This includes all Hold-Open, Friction and Stop-Only models, except when the "SE" option is used. The Dead Stop position is reached when the shock-absorbing spring is fully compressed, allowing an initial degree of opening of 5º to 7º less than the Dead Stop opening.

Example: If the holder is templated for 100° Dead Stop, the door will hold open somewhere between 93° to 95°, and no further than 100°.

Note: Do not use dead-stop templating on the 450SE Series since there is no shock-absorbing spring


Surface mounted overhead door holder installation does not require mortising of jamb or door. The jamb bracket is surface mounted on the stop of the frame. The channel is also surface mounted on the face of the door. Hollow metal doors and jambs must be reinforced to provide necessary strength for the holder specified. Strength of wood doors and jambs must also be adequate for the holder. A typical surface mounted installation is shown in Figure 1 where jamb bracket is fastened to the stop. Angle jamb brackets are available for hinge side mounting (Figure 2) and for use with rabbeted doors or flush transom installations (Figure 3). Jamb brackets with special shims for use on jambs with blade stops are also available (Figure 4). Advise stop height and the appropriate shim kit will be provided.

Environmental Considerations:

To assure a long operating life for holders and stops, consider the environment where they will be used. Doors that open to the exterior of a building or are subject to corrosive conditions should have a holder constructed primarily of stainless steel, brass or bronze materials. For interior doors, steel material may be acceptable, although brass and bronze substrates will provide a more attractive architectural grade finish.

Heavy-Use Applications:

Where doors and frames are subject to heavy use and abuse, a heavy-duty holder or stop should be considered. Also heavy-duty units should be considered on exterior doors subject to wind.


Suffix J (Angle Jamb Bracket):

An additional option on the 450 Series is the Angle Jamb Bracket for hinge-side or flush transom mounting. The angle jamb bracket affixes to the standard jamb bracket. If ordered with the overhead add suffix J. If needed separately order 450J-Finish.

Suffix SHIM (Blade Stop Shims):

Shim kits are available in 3 sizes:

450 SHIM1 is a 3/16" Shim Kit

450 SHIM2 is a 3/8" Shim Kit

450 SHIM3 is a 9/16" Shim Kit

Suffix SOC (Pin-in-Socket Security Screw Package):

A screw package with pin-in-socket screws for mounting the channel to the door and the jamb bracket to the frame is provided instead of the standard screw package.

Glynn-Johnson 450 Series Hold-Open

  • $67.00

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