Exxon Qyx Typewriter thingy
oltmansg at bellsouth.net
Fri Feb 26 14:33:19 CST 2010
Quite a bit older than that...
In 1861, the first practical operational electro-mechanical commercially exploited telefax machine, the Pantelegraph, was invented by the Italian physicist Giovanni Caselli.
He introduced the first commercial telefax service between Paris and
Lyon in 1865, some 11 years before the invention of workable telephones.
From: Tony Duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
Sent: Fri, February 26, 2010 2:17:24 PM
Subject: Re: Exxon Qyx Typewriter thingy
> My Dad worked on these (mechanical designer designing jigs and fixtures for=
> assembly) at QYX in Lionville, PA in the late 70's
> There claim to fame was that you could type a letter and then have another =
> one type the same thing over the phone lines as an original document....all=
> pre facsimile machine.
> It is said that the technology was stolen to help create the fax machine.
Err, the analogue fax machine goes back (at least) to the Fultograph iu
the 1920s, and there were older ideas than that.
I still have my Muirhead Picture Trasnmitter, a portable battery/mains
traansmitter part of an analogue fax system, It would guess (based o nthe
valves in it) it's 1950s vintage.
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