Arthur Korn Biography – Fax Technology Inventor
Last Update: August 9th, 2021
Arthur Korn (May 20, 1870 – December 21, 1945) was involved in the development of the fax machine, specifically for the purpose of transmitting photographs, as well as being involved in early attempts to develop a practical mechanical television system.
Table of Contents
- Facsimile and Telecommunication Inventions and Experiments
- Korn’s Writings and Publications
- Further Resources on Arthur Korn
- More Resources on the History of Fax
Being of Jewish descent, he was dismissed from his post at the Berlin Institute of Technology in 1935 due to the rise of the Nazi Party. He left Germany in 1939 to move his family to the United States, becoming the Chair of Physics and Mathematics a the Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, New Jersey).
- Eine Theorie der Gravitation und der elektrischen Erscheinungen auf Grundlage der Hydrodynamik (2nd ed., 1896)
- Ueber Molecular-Funktion (1897)
- Lehrbuch der Potentialtheorie (Berlin, 1899–1901)
- Freie und erzwungene Schwingungen (1910)
- Handbuch der Phototelegraphie (1911)
- Bildrundfunk with Eugen Nesper (1926)
- October 17 – Today in History – First Photoelectric Fax Transmission
- Yahoo Answers – Who Invented the Fax Machine?
- Arthur Korn Biography on Wikisource
- Sending Photographs by Telegraph – New York Times Archive
- The History of Fax - From Alexander Bain's 1843 invention to today's internet based fax systems (and everything in between)
- Alexander Bain - Developed an Experimental Fax Machine between 1843 and 1846
- Arthur Korn - Developed Fax Machine for Transmitting Photographs
- Edouard Belin - Inventor of the Bélinographe
- Frederick Bakewell - Improved Bain's Facsimile Machine
- Giovanni Caselli - Inventor of the Pantelegraph. Sent images 800km across telegraph wires 9 years before Alexander Graham Bell's Telephone Patent
- Herbert E. Ives - Sent first color fax
- Richard H. Ranger - Invented first Transatlantic Radio Fax
- Rudolf Hell - Invented the Hellschreiber
- Shelford Bidwell - Research in the field of "Telephotography"
- Pantelegraph - An early fax invention used to transmit images over telegraph lines
- Fultograph - An early fax invention used to transmit images over radio waves"
- Telautograph - An early fax invention used to transmit signatures over long distances
- 3D Fax - A 1990s technique used to send computer code over a fax machine. Each page could hold about 50kb of information
- Radiofax - Still used today, a method for transmitting images over long distances through radio. Also known as HF Fax or Weatherfax