The Xerox 914 is the first office copier for sale
16th September 1959
The Xerox 914, the first automatic, plain-paper office copier, is announced to the public in a live television broadcast on September 16, 1959.
Xerox was founded in 1906 in Rochester as "The Haloid Company", which originally manufactured photographic paper and equipment. The company subsequently changed its name to "Haloid Xerox" in 1958 and then "Xerox" in 1961.
The company came to prominence in 1959 with the introduction of the Xerox 914, the first plain paper photocopier using the process of xerography developed by Chester Carlson. The 914 was so popular that by the end of 1961, Xerox had almost $60 million in revenue.