By Martha Ramos EDUC 515 History of the Fax Machine
Fax- short for facsimile, which means exact copy. You are able to send a printed documents or images over a telephone line in minutes or even seconds depending where you are sending the fax. What does a fax machine do?
The first fax machine was invented by Alexander Bain in 1843.Documents were transmitted over telegraph lines 1862, Giovanni Caselli built the pan telegraph, which was based on Bain’s invention but also included a synchronizing apparatus. 1902, Arthur Korn, invented telephotography, a means for manually breaking down and transmitting still photographs by means of electrical wires. The first fax machine
In France, Edouard Beeline constructed the Belinograph. His invention involved placing an image on a cylinder and scanning it with a powerful light beam that had a photoelectric cell, which could convert light, or the absence of light, into transmittable electrical impulses. Richard H. Ranger invented the wireless photo radiogram, or oceanic radio facsimile, the forerunner of today’s "Fax" machines. impulses. The first fax machine continued
In 1947, Alexander Muirhead invented a very successful fax machine. On March 4, 1955, the first radio fax transmission was sent across the continent. Fax machines became popular with consumers in the 1980’s Fax was used in homes and offices. Now it is widely used for business purposes The Modern Fax Machine
For several years the modern fax machine was expensive costing about $500 or more , now you can purchase one for about $100 dollars It was also large, now it is smaller It used to take about six minutes. Fax machine has really evolved since the 1980’s Now you can send and receive faxes through e-mails, cell phones and hand held organizers. The traditional fax machine still come in handy in the business world The modern Fax machine continued
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