“THERMO-FAX” Brand Copying Machines (Aug, 1960)

“THERMO-FAX” Brand Copying Machines make a copy in just 4 seconds. This speed is possible because copies are made electrically directly from an original. This speed simplifies paperwork systems. Statements go out faster. Gummed address labels are made instantly. Correspondence is answered without time-consuming dictation. Even laminating can be done for papers needing lasting protection. To learn all this fast copying can do, call your local dealer. Or mail the coupon.

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5 comments
  1. Alex says: January 5, 20129:35 am

    I didn’t know that 3M made copy machines!I wonder if they still do.

  2. bob says: January 5, 201210:25 am

    They were big from the 50s to the 80s. Now they are mostly used by tatoo artist to make stencils.

  3. Kosher Ham says: January 5, 20122:26 pm

    Just another printing technology, thermal, as opposed to xerography (laser) and ink jet. Thermal however is limited to the types of paper it can use.

  4. Hirudinea says: January 5, 201210:30 pm

    @ Kosher Ham – And the paper fades over time, or if you hold it close to a flame or even a hair dryer, it turns totally black.

  5. G. L. Tyrebyter says: January 6, 20122:22 am

    They weren’t very permanent. The process is similar to the thermoprinting of many store receipts and older fax machines. They fade fast over time and will blacken with heat.

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