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Arthur Korn Invents the Bildtelegraph, an Early Method of Facsimile Transmission

Circa 1901 to 1907
Images transmitterd by the Bildtelegraph in 1906
Creative Commons LicenseJeremy Norman Collection of Images - Creative Commons
Images transmitterd by the Bildtelegraph in 1906. Hook & Norman, Origins of Cyberspace (2002) No. 171.

From 1901 to 1907 electrical engineer Arthur Korn of Munich invented an effective system of telephotography, or fax, called the Bildtelegraph.

Bildtelegraph became "widespread in continental Europe especially since a widely noticed transmission of a wanted-person photograph from Paris to London in 1908, used until the wider distribution of the radiofax. Its main competitors were the Bélinograf by Édouard Belin first, then since the 1930s the Hellschreiber, invented in 1929 by Rudolf Hell, a pioneer in mechanical image scanning and transmission" (Wikipedia article on Fax, accessed 04-22-2009).

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