Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Origin== Giovanni Caselli was an Italian physicist and priest who invented the pantelgraph, a predecessor of the fax machine. Between two units, one would press ink onto tin foil with an electrically charged stylus. This would only coat some areas and leave the rest blank, which would be scanned, transmitted through telegraph lines and reproduced by the receiving station. He gained successful financial banking from Emperor Napoleon III and created a working model, which transmitted 140 kilometers between Paris and Amiens. The French were proud of possessing such a marvel of communication and other countries installed similar lines in lieu of the yet to be invented telegraph. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Warehouse 13 Artifact Database Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://warehouse-13-artifact-database.fandom.com/wiki/Giovanni_Caselli’s_Pantelegraph"