Portable Photo Copier Folds Like a Trunk When Carried (Aug, 1939)

Portable Photo Copier Folds Like a Trunk When Carried

Entirely self-contained, a portable photo copying machine now on the market is complete with camera having an adjustable focus, spool of sensitized paper, built-in severing device that cuts paper to proper size, and all the developing chemicals. When folded for carrying it closes up like a trunk. It is not necessary to drain the liquids. The camera has a self-timer synchronized with the lights to turn them off when proper exposure has been given. Material to be copied is held by the front of the case which drops down and can be adjusted vertically. Made in two sizes, the larger unit weighs sixty-eight pounds and the smaller thirty-eight.

  1. Charlene says: December 9, 20113:22 am

    Ah, yes: the old 68-pound portable device!

  2. JMyint says: December 9, 20118:05 am

    Hey, anything under 75 pounds is portable.

  3. Rick s. says: December 9, 20119:04 am

    Yep. like the old Osborn portable computer which supposedly fit under an airline seat.


  4. JMyint says: December 9, 201110:09 am

    Hey, I still have my Osborn Portable.

  5. Rick s. says: December 9, 20113:36 pm

    @JMynt: Did it really fit under the airline seat? Seemed to be pretty big (as well as hefty) from the photos I’ve seen of it.


  6. JMyint says: December 9, 20113:45 pm

    It’s about the size of an American Tourister overnight bag. I never tried to take it on a plane. Lugging it around could definitely build some muscle though.

  7. Andrew L. Ayers says: December 10, 201112:53 am

    At 68 pounds, it’s probably lighter than the Osborn Portable…

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