Monday, March 19, 2007

Technology History

Scottish inventor Alexander Bain invented the facsimile process in 1843. He devised an apparatus comprised of two pens connected to two pendulums, which in turn were joined to a wire that was able to reproduce writing on an electrically conductive surface. He received a British patent for “improvements in producing and regulating electric currents and improvements in timepieces and in electric printing and signal telegraphs.”