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The revolutionary Xerox 914 was pretty much expected to burst into flames

The Xerox 914 copier was introduced in 1959 and went on to enormous success.

One disadvantage of the Xerox 914 was that it had a tendency to catch fire when overheated (Ralph Nader claimed that a model in his office had caught fire three times in a four month period). Because of the problem, the Xerox company provided a “scorch eliminator”, which was actually a small fire extinguisher, along with the copier.

From Wikipedia, via Boing Boing.

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