• Glynn-Johnson 90 Series Hold-Open Heavy Duty

*Actual product and finish may vary

The Glynn-Johnson 90 Series Hold-Open Heavy Duty Surface Mounted Door Holder is for single acting doors – interior and exterior.

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 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Butts – Offset Pivots

Size 3 – 903H, Door Opening, 27-1/16” – 33”

Size 4 – 904H, Door Opening, 33-1/16” – 39”

Size 5 – 905H, Door Opening, 39-1/16” – 45”

Size 6 – 906H, Door Opening, 45-1/16” – 54”

Center Hung

Size 3 – 903H, Door Opening, 33-1/16” – 39”

Size 4 – 904H, Door Opening, 39-1/16” – 45”

Size 5 – 905H, Door Opening, 45-1/16” – 51”

Size 6 – 906H, Door Opening, 51-1/16” – 59”

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Glynn-Johnson 90 series holders and stops are the most rugged models available for heavy-duty applications. The channel is surface-mounted to the door, most often with sex bolts, and the jamb bracket is surface mounted to the jamb, requiring minimal door and frame preparation.

These versatile units can be used in conjunction with most surface-applied door closers. The provided templates allow for variable mounting positions, ranging from 85º to 110º Hold-Open/Stop angle. These templates are designed for installation in almost all types of doors, including doors with conventional butt-type hinges or specialty hinges.



• 90H Series Hold-Open Model

• 90S Series Stop-Only Model

• 90F Series Friction Hold-Open Model

• 90SE Series Special Stop-Only Model

Five Sizes:

• Simple

• Standardized

• Each model is available in five sizes

*Size 2 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/Exterior Applications

• Durable

• Easy to Install

• Improved Corrosion Resistance

• Function Conversion Kits Available


Materials and Finishes:

In 300 series Stainless Steel, Brass and Steel substrates, these models are available in the largest selection of finishes in the industry. Stainless Steel models offer the highest resistance to corrosion.


Glynn-Johnson 90 series door holders and stops provide long-lasting protection for doors, frames and hardware. All models incorporate a heavy-duty channel/slide-arm design and offset jamb bracket. This unique design allows for simple field modification of functions, should user requirements change.

90H Series Hold-Open:

(Suffix H) Hold-Open models provide a convenient method of holding the door open at a predetermined position for short or long periods of time, permitting an unobstructed traffic flow through the opening. The Hold-Open function can easily be turned on or off by simply rotating the serrated knob on the bottom of the channel. This knob engages the Hold-Open mechanism, allowing the door to be held open at a predetermined position ranging from 85º to 110º. When the knob is flipped over, it acts as a stop and shock absorber.

The tension on the Hold-Open mechanism can be adjusted using a phillips screwdriver to offset air currents or other exterior conditions. The Hold-Open tension adjustment is located on the top of the slider in the channel.

Application Information

Dead-Stop Templating:

Dead-stop templating is recommended for applications where a wall or similar obstruction is placed at an opening angle of 110º or less (i.e., doors that open back-to-back). Dead-stop templating can be applied to Hold-Open, Stop-Only and Friction models. The Dead-Stop position is the point at which the shock-absorbing spring is fully compressed. Therefore, when Dead-Stop Templating is used, the initial degree of opening will be 5º to 7º less than the Dead-Stop opening.

Example: If the holder is templated to a 100º Dead Stop, the door will hold open at an angle between 93º and 95º but no further than 100º

Note: Do not use dead-stop templating on the 90SE 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:

Environmental factors should always be considered when specifying overhead holders and stops. Doors that are positioned on a building’s exterior or subject to corrosive conditions should be equipped with a holder constructed primarily of stainless steel or brass materials. For interior applications, steel is acceptable, though brass substrates generally provide a more attractive architectural-grade finish.


Suffix J (Angle Jamb Bracket):

An angle jamb bracket is available for converting standard models to hinge-side or flush transom mounting. The angle jamb bracket affixes to the standard jamb bracket. If ordered with the unit add suffix J. If needed separately order 90J by finish needed.

Suffix SOC (Pin-in-Socket Security Screws):

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

Suffix SHIM (Blade Stop Shims):

Shim kits are available in 3 sizes

90 SHIM1 is a 1/4" Shim Kit

90 SHIM2 is a 1/2" Shim Kit

90 SHIM3 is a 3/4" Shim Kit



UL Classification:

The 90 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.”

Glynn-Johnson 90 Series Hold-Open Heavy Duty

  • $145.00

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