Hinged Microfiche Reader

Hinged Microfiche Reader


      This is a folding microfiche reader with high-brightness screen in its lid.  The microfiche is carried in glass flats on a slide and scissor linkage.


     The hinged lid protects the projection lens and film when closed.  The lamp, positioned away from the microfiche, keeps the film cool.



The mock up and drawing of a folding desktop microfiche reader with handle in the lid.

The concave screen provided a uniformly bright image, to the viewer.



The scissor linkage allows movement of the microfiche.  The focusing knob deflects the cover to lift the lens, hovering over the microfiche. Ventilation slots are across the back edge, and holes in the lamp housing.  The power cord is stowed around the lamp housing.


      This project was conceived and designed by Steve Hines during the 5th year at the School of Design at North Carolina State University, to attract the interest of Eastman Kodak where he was offered a position after graduation.  HinesLab currently offers consulting, as well as a variety of licensable technology.  Please contact Steve at:






email: Steve@HinesLab.com

ph. 818-507-5812