Qwip Facsimile Transceiver, 1975-1985

Summary

The Qwip is an early telephone-transmission fax machine. To transmit a document, two people established a telephone voice connection--a document attached to the drum of one fax machine, blank paper to the other. The transmitting Qwip read the document line by line, converting image into sound. The receiving fax then reassembled the sound back into a printed image.

The Qwip is an early telephone-transmission fax machine. To transmit a document, two people established a telephone voice connection--a document attached to the drum of one fax machine, blank paper to the other. The transmitting Qwip read the document line by line, converting image into sound. The receiving fax then reassembled the sound back into a printed image.

Artifact

Fax machine

Date Made

1975-1985

Creators

Exxon Company U.S.A. 

Qwip Systems 

Place of Creation

United States, Florida, Orlando 

Creator Notes

Qwip Systems was a division of Exxon Office Systems Company from1975 until 1985.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

92.105.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Foam (Material form)
Paper (Fiber product)
Plastic
Iron alloy
Rubber (Material)

Dimensions

Height: 7 in  (transceiver)

Width: 21.75 in  (transceiver)

Length: 22 in  (transceiver)

Height: 6 in  (modem)

Width: 4 in  (modem)

Length: 9 in  (modem)

Inscriptions

top, (partial): Qwip 1200 Series verso: Qwip Systems A DIvision of Exxon Enterprises, Inc. Faxscimile Transceiver underside [3 Caution labels, one in French] label: This Equipment is Manufactured or Used Under One or More of the Following Patents Pat. 3,872,239 . . . 3,956,587

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