al
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al asked in Consumer ElectronicsLand Phones · 3 months ago

Which was invented 1st, the fax machine or the telephone?

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  • 3 months ago
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    I was surprised to hear on _The Secret Life of Machines_ that the fax machine was invented before the telephone was.

    http://www.secretlifeofmachines.com/ 

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  • 2 months ago

    Of course telephone.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Come on.

    The telephone is from the 1870s!

    Was it Mr. Bell or Mr. Gray??

    The facsimile machine came later!

    • M.
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      2 months agoReport

      Well the FAX machine that we have and know today (2020) is not an early facsimile machine, which was from the 1840s, but it was something very different than what you assume.  There surely were no telephones or even electric wires in the 1840s.  Read about Mr. Bain's invention.

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  • 3 months ago

    Fax machine!

    Sometime back in the 1700s, that.

    • Lili
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      1 month agoReport

      19th century, but it wasn't the sort of FAX machine that much came later and required phones to exist to work.

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  • 3 months ago

    If you define the telegraph machine as an elementary fax machine, then it predates the telephone. 

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    The telephone.  You have to have a telephone before you can fax.

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    • ron h
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      2 months agoReport

      "regular people" didn't have telegraph sets and did NOT know Morse code.  (Morse wasn't secret, but not many people needed to know it)

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  • Murzy
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    3 months ago

    telephone .

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