Albert Dick

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Albert Blake Dick (April 16, 1856 – August 15, 1934) was a businessman who founded the A. B. Dick Company, a major American copier manufacturer and office supply company of the 20th Century.[1] He coined the word "mimeograph".[2]

Dick attended school in Galesburg, Illinois, then worked successively for the Brown manufacturing company, Deere & Mansur, and the Moline Lumber Company. He founded the A. B. Dick Company in 1883. It was originally a lumber company before branching into office supplies.[1]

Dick lived in Lake Forest, Illinois.[1] He died at his home there on August 15, 1934.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Men of Affairs". Chicago Evening Post. 1906. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
  2. ^ Owen, David (2004). Copies in seconds: how a lone inventor and an unknown company created the biggest communication breakthrough since Gutenberg: Chester Carlson and the birth of the Xerox machine. New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 44.
  3. ^ "Albert B. Dick". Chattanooga Daily Times. Chicago. AP. August 17, 1934. p. 3. Retrieved January 27, 2020 – via

Further readingEdit

  • Buck, Glen. Fifty Years 1884-1834, A. B. Dick Company. Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1934. (with drawings by Rockwell Kent and photographs by Torkel Korling.)

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