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Old 04-01-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:17 AM   #2
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:55 PM   #3
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Wonder whether this 1922 magazine article about that device was actually available in book format for the device....
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:58 PM   #4
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It would be so small as to get lost. Perhaps if the whole magazine was produced that way it might be read. Interesting device. It looks like there needs to be four columns of data to fit the feeder.

Here is a link to the scientific American books for 1922. It is in the june issue.
http://books.google.com/books?id=b7Q...device&f=false

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Old 04-04-2013, 08:45 PM   #5
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I was just thinking that if the guy had designed for film say 35mm we would probably still be using it! Easy to reproduce and easy to make images. I would say his need for tiny printing on paper did him in.

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Old 05-12-2013, 07:49 AM   #7
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Does it support epub
And it's patented to boot
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Does it support epub
And it's patented to boot
I think the patent has run out.

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Well, I decided this thread was worth making a wiki page for http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Fiske_Reading_Machine

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