after its inventor David Gestetner
, is a duplicating machine
brand and company.
David Gestetner, born in Csorna
, moved to London
, and in 1881 established the Gestetner Cyclograph Company
to produce stencils, styli, ink rollers, etc. He guarded his invention through patents
. The Gestetner works opened in 1906 at Tottenham Hale
, north London
. It employed several thousand people until the 1970s.T. F. T. Baker, R. B. Pugh
(editors), A. P. Baggs, Diane K. Bolton, Eileen P. Scarff, G. C. Tyack,
, pp. 333–339. Victoria County History
, , 1976. Date accessed: 16 October 2010. Gestetner's invention became an international success very quickly, and soon an international chain of branches that sold and serviced the Gestetner products was established.
The brand has been owned by Ricoh
since 1995. In Europe
, Gestetner Group became NRG Group which as of 1 April 2007 became Ricoh Europe.
On 1 April 2007, Ricoh merged its Gestetner dealer network with the Lanier dealer network that had theretofore been selling Lanier-branded products on behalf of Ricoh for the North American market. Ricoh indicated that the merger's rationale was based on the fact that both "Gestetner and Lanier brands have been marketing identical products for many years." Thus, Gestetner's American customers can simply substitute Lanier-branded products for previous Gestetner-branded products."Notice for Gestetner Customers,"... Read More