John Crout

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John Crout
Born (1899-07-05)July 5, 1899
Died October 31, 1987(1987-10-31) (aged 88)
Occupation Director of Engineering at Battelle Memorial Institute

John Shaw Crout (July 5, 1899 - October 31, 1987)[1] was the Director of Engineering at Battelle Memorial Institute when, in 1944, Battelle was visited by Chester Carlson, in order to obtain support for his idea about a xerographic process.[2] [3]

One of Crout's colleagues (Dr Russell W. Dayton) arranged for Carlson to give a demonstration to Crout. Crout was "intrigued by the opportunity to apply Battelle's expertise in physics", so sought the advice of Dr Roland M. Schaeffert, the head of the institute's newly created graphics division. Following a promising report from Schaeffert, Crout told Carlson that the institute would negotiate terms.[4]

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  1. ^ "Social Security Death Index Interactive Search". 
  2. ^ Carlson, Chester F. (1971). The invention and development of Xerox copying. Joseph J. Ermenc. Retrieved 14 August 2009. 
  3. ^ Dessauer, John H. (1971). My years with Xerox: the billions nobody wanted. Garden City: Doubleday. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  4. ^ Ellis, Charles D. (2006). Joe Wilson and the creation of Xerox. Hoboken, New Jersey, USA: John Wiley & Sons. pp. 51–53. ISBN 978-0-471-99835-8.