Should the word occurrences really be so badly misspelt (occurances) in the quote? I have no way of checking the original, but it doesn't seem very likely. --Zundark 09:09, 21 Dec 2003 (UTC)
"Gray was also famous for having submitted his patent application a few hours after Bell had submitted his application for the telephone". This is debunked in the article about Gray. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 15:39, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
Danka seemed to erase Omnifax's history pretty effectively after they closed 8700 Bellanca Avenue and moved the headquarters to Texas. Omnifax was a pretty major fax company through the 80s and early 90s, wasn't it? Their solid Hitachi thermal machines were everywhere. 9S, G35, G36, G38, G66, G77, G88. Even though they were owned by a Supermarket and Real Estate company during that period, or whatever Arden-Mayfair was, weren't they a major player during the time that facsimiles became common home office and home appliances, or was it just my imagination?
I can't find any history on the Internet about Omnifax being a serious fax company, but that's not because they weren't. I don't think. Does anyone else remember?Rcmpvernon (talk) 04:28, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
Potentiometers are variable resistances
State of technology around 1965-1970
I just began re-reading the novel "Airport" today, and in the first chapter, Arthur Hailey mentions the Tel Autograph (two words) as part of the equipment used by the Snow Desk. For the first time, I actually wanted to find out what the term means, and I get the impression it is some sort of facsimile device for written or drawn materials.
There are pictures here and by means of a web search, but they are immensely old versions. It would make no more sense for them to be in use in 1967 than for Danny Farrow (character) to be using Alexander Graham Bell's early telephone models. I was hoping someone could come up with a photo of a commercial model that might be in common use in the 1950s and 1960s.
Today, I assume, a fax machine would be used to produce a hard copy for critical-situation use by the recipient, and hard copy for the originator for later inquiry or investigation.