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Old 04-07-20, 04:19 PM
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Another piece of history we have here. Back when Bell & Howell was really Bell & Howell.

Before we carried laptops with pdf files of service and parts manuals, we usually carried printed paper manuals. However, some machine manufacturers provided us with microfiche versions of their manuals. Below is a laptop sized portable microfiche projector. You'd put in two microfiche sheets under the sliding glass, turn on the lamp that was under the glass and the image would go through the projection head, and onto the silver metal screen.

Of course, that projector was considered expensive and stayed at the office. In the field, we'd only carry the little magnifier seen on the far left of each photo to read part numbers, etc. The dates on the microfiche are from the early 1980s to the early 1990s.

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