July 31, 2014......Looking for a device......
1. You might have one in your house, but more likely, you would find one in your workplace.
2. You might be amazed to learn that early experimentation on these devices began in the mid-1800s.
3. These days, these devices are quickly becoming obsolete.
Answer: Fax Machine
Scottish inventor Alexander Bain worked on chemical mechanical fax type devices and in 1846, was able to reproduce graphic signs in laboratory experiments.
The Pantelegraph was invented by the Italian physicist Giovanni Caselli. He introduced the first commercial telefax service between Paris and Lyon in 1865, some 11 years before the invention of telephones.