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61081 Rank xerographic printer

Description of Photograph

Photograph of an unidentified operator standing looking at the rollers of the, according to Peter Bird, 'as yet non working xerographic printer hastily prepared for showing at the first Electronic Computer Exhibition in November 1958'.  The caption on the reverse of the print is from a publicity or trade brochure:

The Xeronic computer output printer which  Rank Precision Industries will show for the first time at the Electronic Computer Exhibition at Olympia November 28th/December 4th. The production model Xeronic will print computer output at 3,000 lines a minute, 128 characters on a line, and in the same high quality printing operation will print its own forms to contain the information. The prototype prints 1,500 lines a minute. The photograph shows the Copyflo automatic xerographic machine fitted with the cathode ray tube head for computer output printing. 
Rank Precision Industries Ltd Electronics Department.

Published in Bird, Peter  LEO - The First Business Computer  (Wokingham: Hasler, 1994), plate 77.


Collected by Peter Bird as part of his research for his book LEO - The First Business Computer (1994).

Date: 1958

Photographer: Dunlop, William

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; black and white

Archives Hub References: CMLEO/PB/PH/3/61081

Other References: DCMLEO20190816010

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH61081. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Photograph of 61081  Rank xerographic printer

William Dunlop

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