Kaiser Wolfenbüttel Book Reflector 45N


Device for digitizing historical books

A device designed for digital copying of damaged historical books and documents in critical condition. Especially suitable for books that cannot be opened more than 45°. All movements are done manually to guarantee maximum protection of the book.

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Delivery time 4-6 weeks

17 975,81 €

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Kaiser Wolfenbüttel Book Reflector 45N

Kaiser Wolfenbüttel Book Reflector 45N


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Category Copy and Repro Stands
Merkki Kaiser
Model Kaiser Wolfenbüttel Book Reflector 45N
Tuotekoodi 5780

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The opened book is placed in a V-shaped book cradle and retained there. A V-shaped wedge with a glass plate on one side and a mirror on the opposite side is moved manually into the opened book and is locked into position. The two side rests, that are opened at an angle of a bit more than 45° are now manually moved to the book cover at exactly 45°. The glass plate of the wedge flattens the page that has to be reproduced. The mirror image is now digitally photographed or scanned. A suitable software will now convert the digital image into a true sided image.


• horizontally movable table for precise positioning
• padded book spine rest with foam filling and teflonized fabric cover
• padded book cover rests are individually horizontally movable via gear rack with hand drive for alignment to the  thickness of the book
• adjustment of the inclination of the side rests via hand-operated swivel mechanism
• vertically movable mirror wedge with counter balance mounting and hand-operated brake via bowden wire
• separate camera stand with H-foot and vertical column
• height adjustable feet
• camera carrier with 22.5 inclination and 40 cm (15 in) travelling distance for frame adjustment
• holding arm for camera with gear rack and hand crank

Basic table (WxHxD): 88 x 75 x 78 cm (24 x 29 x 30 in)
Max. book/page dimensions: 45 x 45 cm (17.5 x 17.5 in)
Max. thickness of book: 20 cm (7.9 in)
Covered area close to fold: approx. 4 mm
Total height of book reflector: 2.07 m (7 ft)
Total height of camera stand: 2.0 m (6.5 ft)
Required floor space for book reflector and camera stand: max 150 x 120 cm (5 x 4 ft)

Note: lighting unit (5781) is sold separately here.