Xerox 813

Created: February 8, 2015 5:57 pm by Admin
Modified: April 3, 2018 12:51 pm by Admin

In October 1963 started the production of the Xerox 813 desktop copier, which was a improved version of Xerox 813. 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


AD for the Xerox 813 desktop copier

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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.


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


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