Xerox Photocopier Model 914, Introduced in 1959

Summary

The Xerox 914 was the first commercially successful automatic office copier. Using Chester Carlson's xerography process, documents were produced electrostatically, using powdered toner. This copier weighed 650 pounds and made one copy every 26 seconds on paper up to 9 x 14 inches. The 914 also came with a "scorch eliminator" -- a small fire extinguisher for taming fires caused by overheating.

The Xerox 914 was the first commercially successful automatic office copier. Using Chester Carlson's xerography process, documents were produced electrostatically, using powdered toner. This copier weighed 650 pounds and made one copy every 26 seconds on paper up to 9 x 14 inches. The 914 also came with a "scorch eliminator" -- a small fire extinguisher for taming fires caused by overheating.

Artifact

Photocopying machine

Date Made

1959-1976

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

93.38.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Copper (Metal)
Iron alloy
Paper (Fiber product)
Plastic
Steel (Alloy)
Vinyl

Dimensions

Height: 42 in

Width: 45.5 in

Length: 45.5 in

Inscriptions

front: Xerox 914 Copier plaque, rear: Xerox Rochester, New York 94-922441 Prod. Code X-94-A (See Instruction Book Before Operating) Manufactured Under One or More U.S. Patents Owned or Controlled by Xerox Corporation List Supplied Upon Request This Equipment Property of Xerox Corporation

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