Monday, July 9, 2012

The Edison Mimeograph

Otherwise known as the "Millionaire-Maker," the Mimeograph was a low cost printing press that worked by forcing ink through a stencil onto paper.  Pattened in 1876 by Thomas Edison, these were a common technology used for printing small quantities.  In the late 60's, they were gradually displaced by photocopying. 

These are some pretty dope looking machines but judging from the "excited" look on these people's faces, this makes us all the more thankful for modern technology.