September 1977: The Xerox 9400 duplicating system offered automatic document feeding and collating, reduction and double-sided copies, with the speed of two copies in a second.
This Xerox 9400 has a 50-bin sorter.
Did you know? The design name of the Xerox 9400 was Amethyst
Here is a videoclip from the 9 to 5 movie, with a "special" version of the 9400
|Copy speed (per minute)||120. First copy after 8 seconds.|
|Paper tray||Main tray: 2500 sheets
Auxiliary tray: 550 sheets
|Output tray capacity||350 sheets|
|Reduction/zoom||98%, 74% or 65% reduction|
|Document handler||Automatic document handler with 200 sheets capacity|
|Dimension and weight|
|Overall length (with 50-bin sorter)||350 (cm) / 138 (inches)|
|Width||182 (cm) / 72 (inches)|
|Height||148 (cm) / 58 (inches)|
|Weight||1383 (K grams) / 3050 (Lbs)|
|Floor space requirements||4 x 3 (meters) / 15 x 9 (feet)|
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The 9400 was in the movie Nine to Five.
Hello. Does anyone know of any 9400’s or something that was around in 1980-84, that I can buy or rent.
Would be great if it worked, but not necessary.
Any ideas and help appreciated.
Would anyone on this thread be willing to contact me for a story I’m writing? I grew up in Danbury, CT where quite a few Union Carbide employees lived and I’m quite certain their HQ print shop used Xerox duplicating machines. Thank you!
I vividly recall memorizing the 27 page 9400 demo script using my ironing board as a prop. I have the original copy of the script. I joined Xerox in 1976 and left in 1985 to be part of the start-up phase of the Federal Express Zapmail program.
70s 80s 90s at refurbishing center. 914s, 660,s 3100s, 4000, 8000, 9200 and 9400. 20 years and NO pension. NAFTA.
Lloyd, I recall you being assigned to the 9200 program, at the time I was the Field Engineering manager and Norm Schott worked for me
The code name for the 9200 was Ardri. The Group Program Manager was Jim Mackenzie, one of the best managers ever in Xerox. Jim being a Scot selected the code name which is Scottish for King. The 9200 was the predecessor to the 9400.
Joe, your name is familiar. Were you an engineer in Rochester ? I was in the 9200 field test in Chicago in 1973. Worked for Norm Schott.
But didn’t you bail make to Texas after the first snow fall ?
Sorry, I forgot to include the picture I was talking about. Here it is.
Those were the days necktie and white shirt elbow deep in tonor.
I would like to clarify something pertaining to my first comment on here. I fully realize that there were many Tech specialists in the Southern CA. area, so, I do not know why a Tech in Los Angeles, doing an “install” at 20th Century-Fox studios would have his call forwarded to a Tech Specialist in Milwaukee, WI. I never could figure that one out, but it did happen! Here’s an on-line picture I found a few years ago of a XEROX 9400 in an office with two Techs and a man waiting to make copies. I don’t remember where I… Read more »
From what I remember, the Xerox 9400 had the Black Face Panel for the controls and that the Xerox 9500 had the Gray Face Panel. My Xerox Tech was a Tech specialist who received a forwarded call from another Tech in Los Angeles (I ran the Copy Center for a Bank in Milwaukee, WI). It was the Tech who was setting up a Xerox 9400 on a set for “9 to 5” at 20th Century-Fox Studios. That was in 1979, the movie came out in 1980. Many of the knobs and dials on that 9400 were Pasted-on. The recording engineers… Read more »
Does anyone have any idea of the noise rating for this machine. I worked one for five and a half years straight. They were really noisy. I am trying to get compensation for hearing aides. Thank you
Oh yeah, I worked at Xerox as tech rep for 31 years. I have tinnitus very bad.
I had a full territory of 9500 and 9900 machines, in Saint Louis at Southwestern Bell Telephone. Every telephone repairman (person) in the SWBT organization got something off of my machines, whether a service manual, service update, or release on the new technology of Fiber Optic cabling.
9500’s were everywhere. US Army, Scott Air Force Base, GM plant where they built Corvettes and trucks, Anheuser-Busch, commercial print plants. It was the industry standard for many years, and the one to beat.
This machine was the main method of information distribution for the entire Federal Government for quite awhile… As a Federal Branch tech, I took service calls on these machines coming from the Pentagon, the CIA, the State Department, the Defense Mapping Agency, the Nuclear Regulatory Agency, Pax River Naval Research Center, NIH, USUHS, the National Bureau of Standards, and just about every medium to large print shop in the metro D.C area. Xerox must have made an unbelievably enormous amount of money from that product – and spent an almost equally unbelievable amount maintaining them, because I also remember the… Read more »
Did you ever work with Doug Bowman. He was our field service engineer in the 1973 to 1976 time frame at one the @@ agency you mentioned.
That was just a year before my time.
It was featured in the movie 9 to 5 with Jane Fonda in a funny scene
Here is the scene from 9 to 5 movie, and the Xerox 9400 with a modified operating panel: http://urbanbohemian.com/2009/02/18/9-to-5-xerox-copier-office-life/