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Xerox 914

September 16, 1959

Xerox releases the first successful commercial plain paper copier during a demonstration at the Sherry-Netherland Hotel in New York, shown on live television. The Xerox 914 will revolutionize office work and forever alter the role of the secretary, who had … Continue reading

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Edison Patents Phonograph

February 19, 1878

Thomas Alva Edison was awarded U.S. Patent No. 200,521 for the phonograph, the first device to both record sound and play it back. The phonograph was a result of his work on two other devices, the telephone and the telegraph. … Continue reading

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