THE VICTORIAN FAX (1843)
Inspired by the original in the musee Arts et Metier in Paris, I spent
weeks perfecting my own version. I could only get it to work using a transistor to amplify
the signal to mark the recording paper. I cant imagine how the original managed to
work. (In the same vein, I never worked out how Poulsons original 1910 telegraphone,
the first tape recorder, managed to work without electronic amplification).
OTIS LIFT DEMONSTRATION
Model of Otiss safety mechanism for the lift, demonstrated by Rex
cutting through the rope holding me up.