19th Century Copy Machine: The Cyclostyle

In the 2020s photocopiers are getting a bit exotic, although they are not gone yet. But these days, you are more likely to simply print multiple copies of a document. However, it wasn’t long ago that making a copy of a document was a tall order. Carbon paper was fine if you were typing and only needed a few copies. But in the late 1800s to early 1900s, several solutions were available, including a beautiful early mimeograph known as the Cyclostyle at [Our Own Devices], examined in the video below.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://hackaday.com/2024/01/10/19th-century-copy-machine-the-cyclostyle/