Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Fax Machine

SciTech, Carbons to Computers series from the Smithsonian Institution.The facsimile machine was invented in 1842 by Alexander Bain, a Scottish clockmaker, who used clock mechanisms to transfer an image from one sheet of electrically conductive paper to another. Bain patented the "automatic electrochemical recording telegraph" in 1843.

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