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History of the fax machine

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History of the fax machine

  1. 1. By Martha Ramos<br />EDUC 515<br />History of the Fax Machine<br />
  2. 2. Fax- short for facsimile, which means exact copy.<br />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.<br />What does a fax machine do?<br />
  3. 3. The first fax machine was invented by Alexander Bain in 1843.Documents were transmitted over telegraph lines <br />1862, Giovanni Caselli built the pan telegraph, which was based on Bain’s invention but also included a synchronizing apparatus.<br />1902, Arthur Korn, invented telephotography, a means for manually breaking down and transmitting still photographs by means of electrical wires. <br />The first fax machine<br />
  4. 4. 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.<br />Richard H. Ranger invented the wireless photo radiogram, or oceanic radio facsimile, the forerunner of today’s "Fax" machines. impulses.<br />The first fax machine continued<br />
  5. 5. In 1947, Alexander Muirhead invented a very successful fax machine. On March 4, 1955, the first radio fax transmission was sent across the continent.<br />Fax machines became popular with consumers in the 1980’s<br />Fax was used in homes and offices. <br />Now it is widely used for business purposes <br />The Modern Fax Machine<br />
  6. 6. For several years the modern fax machine was expensive costing about $500 or more , now you can purchase one for about $100 dollars<br />It was also large, now it is smaller<br />It used to take about six minutes.<br />Fax machine has really evolved since the 1980’s<br />Now you can send and receive faxes through e-mails, cell phones and hand held organizers.<br />The traditional fax machine still come in handy in the business world<br />The modern Fax machine continued<br />
  7. 7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqgUVItKxiQ<br />fax machine movie clip<br />

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