Xerox 3600

Created: May 26, 2015 10:37 am by Admin
Modified: July 20, 2017 7:51 am by Admin

This duplicator came on the market in May 1968. Like the Xerox 2400, the Xerox 3600 has it's model number by how many copies it could produce within one hour. The Xerox 3600 could also be supplied with a sorter, as shown in the picture.






 Floor Space Requirements (Meters/Feet)

(Centimeters) / (inches)

 79 / 31

 165 / 65

 127 / 50

 522 / 1151

 Staionary: 3 x 2 / 10 x 7 Movable: .3 x 2 / 9 x 7

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colin Tighe
colin Tighe

I was a service engineer on this and other Xerox products in the 1970s, This was an interesting product as you needed to be well trained to get the best out of it, but things could be done to tweek it to suit the customer. Unlike later models that were electronic boxes.


The 3600 was the workhorse copier in the 70s which used a lot of energy to run but was far more efficient (and accurate) than a typing pool. They would catch fire very occasionally, I had one do just that in London. The fire could start in or near the brush housing due to a combination of fine toner (dust) particles and the corona static charge. Provided the doors were kept closed the fire would usually extinguish itself making a lot of smoke in the process which might set off smoke alarms and sprinklers. Oh yes, those were the days.

Harry Kollba
Harry Kollba

I find that a bit strange. I was serving about 100 Machines of different models. Many of them were 3600 (or 7000 which was the same machine with different optics). None of them ever catched fire…

james buzzard
james buzzard

oh yes, the old “toner explosions” were quite a treat! A loud WHOOOOMPH, and start looking for PM kit to replace stuff. We found poor vacuum would cause that. there was a seal between brush housing and frame with an angled side would tear up due to main drive chain bounce. Dirt everywhere. But if you did right angle cam, adjust cam switches and fuser contact arc etc etc, this machine just pumped em out…

Julian Fujiwara
Julian Fujiwara

You should have worked on the 3600 III and the built in fire extinguisher. They say back in the day it was pushed out of the white house because of the fire…OH BOY>>>>


My third job at Wilde Sapte & Co in 18 Old Broad Street London 1975 to 1977 had a Blue 3600. I don’t recall a sorter on it.. Key Operator Training was done in house.

And, the very temperamental follow up – the 3600 III. Now there was a real beauty.