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61089 Xeronic printing close-up

Description of Photograph

Photograph (close-up) of the final printing stage of the Xeronic printer.  The caption on reverse from a publicity or trade brochure:

This close up shot shows the high quality printing of the Xeronic computer output printer.  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. 
Rank Precision Industries Ltd Electronics Department.

Peter Bird notes in his published caption: 

The printed paper as it exits from the fusing process. Any stoppage of this process required the immediate removal of the fuser unit (see vertical handle) to prevent fire. This photograph was one of a series taken in 1967 to establish how the Xeronic fire at Lyons started.

Published in Bird, Peter  LEO - The First Business Computer  (Wokingham: Hasler, 1994), plate 84.


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

Date: 1967

Physical Description: 1 photographic print; black and white

Archives Hub References: CMLEO/PB/PH/3/61089

Other References: DCMLEO20190816014

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Photograph of 61089  Xeronic printing close-up

Rank Precision Industries

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