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April 1973: Xerox launches their model 3100 - a compact copier on a wheel stand.
Xerox 3100 copier copies on ordinary, unsensitized, cut-sheet paper directly from original document. First copies ready in eight seconds and succeeding copies produced at the rate of twenty per minute. The machine was excellent book copier with a maximum image area of 8 ½" x 14".
The copier has a cassette paper-loading capability that permits quick and easy changes in paper sizes, weights and colors.
Xerox 3100 Diplomat
Xerox also produced another version of the 3100 model, and the copier was named Xerox 3100 Diplomat. See image of the copier to the right.
This was a refurbished 3100 with the cupboard removed from the device and replaced with a single, sturdy pole supporting the machine but retaining the same wheels. Also the orange was sprayed brown so that the device had a 1970s brown and beige colour scheme.
|Copy speed (per minute)||20. First copy after 8 second.|
|Paper tray||250 sheets|
|Output tray capacity||n/a|
|Dimension and weight|
|Depth||72 (cm) / 28 (inches)|
|Width||83 (cm) / 33 (inches)|
|Height||97 (cm) / 38 (inches)|
|Weight||104 (K grams) / 230 (Lbs)|
|Floor space requirements||Stationary: 1.4 x 1.7 (meters) / 4.6 x 5.6 (feet)|