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Chester Carlson


Died when: 62 years 224 days (751 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius


Chester Carlson

Chester Floyd Carlson (February 8, 1906 – September 19, 1968) was an American physicist, inventor, and patent attorney born in Seattle, Washington.Carlson invented electrophotography, the process used by millions of photocopiers worldwide.

Carlson's invention produced a dry copy, in contrast to the wet copies then produced by the Photostat process.Carlson's process was renamed xerography, a term that means "dry writing."

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