He used to run a typewriter in college, and the convalescents could mimeograph it and sell it.
The mimeograph was the same idea in a totally different form.
One would have thought that printing had never been invented, nor even the mimeograph.
What are the differences in a hectograph, a mimeograph and multigraph?
So it also is in regard to the mimeograph, whose forerunner, the electric pen, was born of Edison's brain in 1877.
1889, "copying machine" (invented by Edison), from Greek mimeisthai "to mimic, represent, imitate, portray," in art, "to express by means of imitation," from mimos "mime" (see mime (n.)) + -graphos, from graphein "to write" (see -graphy). A proprietary name from 1903 to 1948. The verb meaning "to reproduce by means of a mimeograph" is first attested 1895. Related: Mimeographed; mimeographing.