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David Gestetner

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David Gestetner

Person  Male  Born 20/3/1854  Died 18/3/1939

Categories: Engineering

Countries: Austria, France, Hungary, USA

Inventor and industrialist. Born in Csorna, Hungary. Worked in Vienna before emigrating to America. Returned to Vienna where he entered a partnership making equipment for hectographs (an early form of copying documents). He moved to London, where he filed several patents, the most significant being for the 'cyclostyle' which for the first time enabled office duplicating to be done on a large scale. Died in the Hotel Ruhl, Nice.

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