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Before Photocopying: The Art & History of Mechanical Copying, 1780-1938: A Book in Two Parts
Covers the art and history of mechanical copying from the dawn of the industrial revolution to the remarkable founding of the Xerox Corporation. In part one, historian Rhodes reveals the social impact of the copy press in the office and the traditions, material, and methods used. In Part two, collec
Hardcover, 495 pages
Published December 31st 1999 by Oak Knoll Press
(first published May 1999)
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A Fascinating review of all the office reprographic systems before the photocopier. Some of the systems are amazing and some of them are just mental... God knows what modern Health and Safety would make of some of the chemicals used.