Originally Posted by Dave A
We had three at my old tv station in Illinois in the 70's. One for messages from CBS headquarters in NYC, one for the National Weather Service bulletins and another for the newsroom from UPI/AP. The newsroom had another animal of the day...the photo telefax printer. We would get news photos on this ancient beast. It used thermal fax paper rolls so the pic would come out dark brown and white. It was dead slow. UPI Unifax I think.
In Romania we had some service of sending images via a telegraph line. I think ordinary people could do it at a post office. The service was in use in Bucharest in 1962. But I wonder what machines they used. I had a book on telegraph and telerpinters, but I don't where I put it