Xerox History Timeline

Xerox History Timeline — 1950's

We at Xerox have been working in the document management industry for over a century. In that time, we've brought you many of the office items you take for granted at work every day. From the first xerographic image that was made in 1938 to our breakthroughs in home and business computing from the 1970s to today, we've been advancing business from day one.


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The Haloid Company and The Rank Organisation plc (UK) form Rank Xerox as a joint venture to manufacture and market Haloid (later Xerox) equipment initially in Europe and eventually in Africa and Asia.


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The Haloid Company, originally formed in 1906 to manufacture photographic paper and equipment, changes its name to Haloid Xerox Inc. on April 16 to reflect the company’s focus on commercial xerography.


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The fast, economical Xerox 914—the first automatic, plain-paper commercial copier—is announced to the public on September 16, 1959, in a televised demonstration and subsequently revolutionizes the industry.