THE SECRET LIFE OF MACHINES - The FAX Machine
by Tim Hunkin
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The world's first fax machine was patented in 1843 by Alexander Bain. He came from a remote croft in Caithness in Scotland and, for his early experiments, used cattle jaw bones for hinges and heather for springs. His fax machine was based on an electric clock, which he had also invented.


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The FAX Machine cartoon

 

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