World’s First Color Fax Machine – 1946 (Nov, 1947)
This is a pretty remarkable invention for it’s time. A color, plain paper, fax machine from 1946 that used colored pencils to print the output. The resulting image looks a lot like a printout from my first color inkjet printer. Sending a 7×10″ picture in full color took about 15 minutes, which seems pretty damn reasonable to me.
Tune In a Painting
PSM photos by Hubert Luckett
TAKE a good look at the front cover of this issue of your Popular Science Monthly. You are looking at something you have never seen beforeâ€”a picture that was transmitted by radio in one operation and imprinted on a sheet of ordinary paper.
This is known as color facsimile. It is the product of years of effort to transmit an image by wire or radio and reproduce it perfectly on ordinary paper at the receiving point. It was developed by Finch Telecommunications. Inc., of Passaic, N. J. Finch labels it “Colorfax.”
Racing Time For News Scoops (Apr, 1935)
Very interesting article about how the UPI used to report and distribute news. I’ll bet their operation ran a lot like this up untill about the 70′s when computers started taking over.
Racing Time For News Scoops
By ROBERT L. FREY
Executive Assistant United Press Associations
NEWS travels fast. It circles the globe like lightning while historic events are still in the making.
The world was reading the tragic details of the Morro Castle disaster while her passengers were still leaping from the burning decks of the doomed Ward Liner into the storm-swept waters of the Atlantic.
Less than 20 minutes after first radio operator Rogers sent his SOS from the Morro Castle, the tragic story was flashed over United Press leased wires into newspaper offices from coast to coast. Cables carried it to Europe, South America and the Orient.