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Patent lawyer who tired of redrawing schematics and re-typing documents by hand and invented the very first copy machine.
His nearsightedness and arthritis made the job of making copies for reports that much more arduous, and he created a novel way to reproduce them by a process called electric photography.
He approached IBM and the Army Signal Corps with his invention with both turning him down. It took eight years to find an investor: the Haloid company, later renamed Xerox.
How did Chester Carlson die?
On September 19, Carlson died of a heart attack.
|Cause of death||Heart Attack|
|Age of death||62 years|
|Birthday||February 8, 1906|
|Death date||September 19, 1968|
|Place of death||New York, New York, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|