The standard Metal Plate Scan Hook has its front plate level or descending from the hook scan arm. Downward insures the plate does not interfere with the product above, positions the label more directly in from of the facing, and even provides some minimal anti-sweep benefits. When would you choose upward for the metal plate orientation? Inventing a reason, how about when vending delicate tissue wrapping paper in fragile plastic bags? Having the metal plate completely out of the way might have an advantage. Another explanation might be that the hooks were forged in the Southern Hemisphere where the Coriolis Effect is opposite of the North. If location makes a difference in rotation from left to right, why not top to bottom too? Fixture Physicists please respond.

For other than Square Metal Plate upturn see… 
Display Hook Finial Up-Turned

To research hemispheric hook effects compare…
Coriolis Effect on J-Hooks
Sideways Slant on J-Hook Design
Metal Plate Mount Upturned” (This Post)

Compare Scan Hook Metal Plate orientations directly via…
Finial Disk vs Metal Plate
Metal Plate Mount Downturned
Metal Plate Mount Upturned” (This Post)

For Hook Finials and Hook End Shapes by Title visit…
Disk Finial as Store Branding
Metal Plate Mount Upturned
Metal Plate Mount Downturned
Rober Graham® Hooks in Color
Carter’s Display Hook Dissected
Bayonet Faceout Mushroom Cap
Vintage Vertical-Slot Hook Design
Little Brown Bag Lives On As Card
Pink as Under-Used Fixture Color
Plaid on a Pegboard
Aftermarket Hook Finial Add-On
Mushroom Finial Adds Staging Area
Hook Finials Customized from Stock
Color-Coded Sports Retailing
Outlandish Winter Cap Hookery
Fat-Bottomed Hooks
Hook Finial Resists Theft
Disk Finial Offers Anti-Sweep Potential
Display Hook Finial is Upturned
Finial Disk vs Metal Plate
Frontwire Finishing Touch
Bar Merchandiser With Finials Plugs In
Finial Adds Finishing Touch.”
Ladder-from-Grid Design
Frontwire Finishing Touch for Belts
Loose Bar is  Fixturing Strategy
Selling Earmuffs on a Cold Day

For Hook Finials and Hook End Shapes resources see…
Hook Finials / End Shapes Pinterest Board“ visual summary.
Hook Finials / End Shapes Index Page” for all resources and links

Hook Ends Finials and Shapes Pinterest Board for Fixtures CloseUp

For Ball-End and Ball-Stop resources see…
Ball-Ends / Ball Stops Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
Ball-Ends / Ball-Stops Index Page” for all resources and links

Ball End Hooks and Ball Stops Pinterest Board for Fixtures Close Up

For Fixture Staging Areas resources see…
Staging Area Pinterest Board“ visual summary
Staging Area Index Page” for all resources

Staging Area FixturesCloseUp Pinterest Board

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