Xerox 813

Production of the Xerox 813 desktop copier started in October 1963. To make a copy, you entered how many copies you wanted, and then fed the original into the machine. The original came out in a slot in front of the machine, and the copies came out of a slot right beneath where the original came out. Obviously one couldn't make copies from a book with this machine.

The paper path inside the copier was quite simple. When the paper left the paper tray, a “gripper bar” with three grippers on two bars run by a chain 180 degrees apart, grabbed the paper and transported it under the drum, and through the fuser. The fuser unit was not a heat roller, but a heater lamp, and the paper passed under this heating lamp, in order for the toner to melt into the paper.

This YouTube clip shows the copier in action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45Jic_1yeW0


AD for the Xerox 813 desktop copier

Copy speed (per minute)5. First copy after 25 seconds.
Paper trayn/a
Output tray capacity40 sheets
Staple function
Document handler
Dimension and weight
Depth66 (cm) / 26 (inches)
Width50 (cm) / 20 (inches)
Height45 (cm) / 18 (inches)
Weight86 (K grams) / 190 (Lbs)
Floor space requirements2 x 2 (meters) / 5 x 6 (feet)

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January 15, 2023 9:00 pm

Hello, I have a Xerox 813 that belonged to my father who was a Xerox technician beginning in the 1960’s. If you have any idea of someone who might be interested in it, I’d appreciate the info. Thank you Deborah 8036458004

Jeremy Wilcox
Jeremy Wilcox
May 12, 2019 9:33 am

You never worked my patch then – fitted a few kits on them.
Mind you I did end up covering the four London branches worth of this Family; including a 740 versions for my sins.
502 1965-90

Jeremy Wilcox
Jeremy Wilcox
April 9, 2019 7:15 pm

Sorry, but the 813 started life with an oven heater which took about 20 mins to warm up.
The 813 became the 330 and then we moved it on to the 660.
It was a late modification that introduced the quartz heaters,as was the one that removed the need for a cleaning web.
Spent many a year servicing these.

Reply to  Jeremy Wilcox
May 12, 2019 7:11 am

The 330 was an 813 with three billing meters. Never saw a copier in this family without a cleaning web!

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