The History of the Photocopier

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In your workplace today, you may take tools like copiers and scanners for granted. Learn about the interesting history of the photocopier.

By Joanna Furlong – By now, you’ve likely read about the incredible potential brought on by 3D printing technology. As the ability to create objects from a mere blueprint becomes increasingly common, you can gain an enormous perspective on how far we come from looking back at where it all began: the photocopier.

Inventor Chester Carlson

On October 22, 1938, inventor Chester Carlson first used static electricity created using a handkerchief, light and dry powder to create a copy. His first experiments were literally explosive. He caused many sulfur fires, and he nearly burned down his apartment.


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