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Subject: Copy cradle for fragile books

Copy cradle for fragile books

From: Curt Lang <clang>
Date: Tuesday, July 2, 1996
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When publishing facsimile reprints of local historical books several
years ago I designed a cradle for holding fragile books while they
were being photographed. It holds only one half of a book at a time,
so eliminating stress to the binding, and holds the copy surface at
a constant distance from the camera lens, so minimizing the effort
of keeping the camera in focus as an entire book is copied.

Recently, a few of these copy cradles have been sold to conservators
of book collections and I have received many queries from an earlier
post to this list.

I would like to turn the marketing of the copy cradle over to a
larger company that provides libraries and museums with conservation
technology. Can anyone on the list recommend a reputable company who
would be interested in acquiring marketing rights to the copy

Curt Lang

                  Conservation DistList Instance 10:6
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Received on Tuesday, 2 July, 1996

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