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Definition: Xerox 914


The first modern photocopy machine, whereby a plain paper copy was made by merely placing the original on a glass platform and pressing a button. Introduced in 1959, the 914 was Xerox's first automatic machine. It followed nine years after the Model A, and users no longer had to perform a lengthy manual operation to make a copy. See Xerox and electrophotographic.




The Model 914
The 914 was the first automatic xerographic machine. An outstanding success, it put Xerox on the map worldwide. See Xerox Model A. (Image courtesy of Xerox Corporation.)