Xerox 3300

Xerox 3300

Created: October 27, 2013 12:51 pm by Admin
Modified: November 4, 2017 7:13 pm by Admin

October 1979: Xerox launches their model 3300. This was a very compact copier, and the speed was 23 copies in a minute.

Did you know? The codename of the Xerox 3300 was Maverick.

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3 Comments

  1. This machine was all right. It was developed to,habe a smaller footprint and produce copies faster than the 3100 line. I don’t think XRox produced many of them, though., not compared ro the 3100 line.

    My most vivid memory of them is that they sometimes rocked and swayed back and forth because they were probably a little top heavy. We used to joke ‘Beginning liftoff sequence!’

  2. I was the lead person from Field Engineering to join the design team at Milton Keynes in 1977 until I left Xerox in February 1979. When I went there, the project was just a concept with a sketch on one A4 sheet. Previously, the design team had produced a design using liquid toner in a very narrow floor-standing machine feeding paper short-edge first, which was intended to stand at the end of a desk as a personal copier. They had never taken any design through to production and so had not been exposed to the lessons of real product problems. I well remember my first conversation with the design manager. I expressed concern about stability and the centre of gravity as the drive motor was shown high up, just under the optical carriage. I took him into the corridor and leant heavily against a copier. Will your design stand up to this? I asked. He went back into his office, which had a large blackboard across the end wall. He spent several minutes writing algebra all across it before finally replying “No”! It was like a scene from a comedy sketch, but we got on extremely well after that. Another memorable victory was that I consistently complained that the paper feed and transport mechanism was unserviceable due to lack of access, but it was only after they assembled the first complete machine prototype that they agreed, with the result that the mechanism was completely redesigned.

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