Albert Blake Dick (April 16, 1856 – August 15, 1934) was a businessman who founded the A.B. Dick Company, a major American copier and office supply company of the 20th Century. He coined the word "mimeograph."
Dick attended school in Galesburg, Illinois, then worked successively for the Brown manufacturing company, Deere & Mansur, and the Moline Lumber Company. He founded the A. B. Dick Company in 1883; it was originally a lumber company before branching into office supplies.
^Owen, David (2004). Copies in seconds: how a lone inventor and an unknown company created the biggest communication breakthrough since Gutenberg: Chester Carlson and the birth of the Xerox machine. New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 44.
Glen Buck. Fifty Years 1884-1834, A.B. Dick Company. (Chicago, IL: A.B. Dick Company, c1934). Note: "Written by Glen Buck, with drawings by Rockwell Kent and photographs by Torkel Korling. This book was made at Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1934. "