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I was working for a Hungarian magazine in the early 90s which had the most curious device: a laser printer which had a pass through scanner on top ie you laid down a page and it dragged it under a fixed head and that's how it scanned (see today's mobile scanners Fujitsu ScanSnap iX100 or the Epson DS-70 for examples, it basically had one of these bolted on top). It was a desktop model about the same with as an A4 sheet but very long. Does anyone have any idea what this could've been?

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    What is it exactly you're asking for? – Raffzahn Nov 26 '20 at 19:09
  • @Raffzahn I think this is a hardware identification question: “what is the name of this printer?” or similar. Though it might just be “describe the technology”. – wizzwizz4 Nov 26 '20 at 23:11
  • @wizzwizz4 exactly what I was wondering about. I started to write an answer about scan lines when realising that it not really irs, so I have absolutely no idea what he likes to know. – Raffzahn Nov 26 '20 at 23:18
  • It is name of the printer. I mean, there couldn't have been many MFCs around that early. – chx Nov 27 '20 at 0:08
  • ... the most curious device: ... a pass through scanner on top ie you laid down a page and it dragged it under a fixed head and that's how it scanned" -- Doesn't sound "curious" at all. That's how the typical low-cost scanner with a sheet feeder works. The Brother MFCs that I have owned had/have a flat-bed scanner (and of course the head was motorized) as well as a document/sheet feeder. So there was a short, wide window at the end of the scanner bed, under the feeder. Such a scanner can also handle various paper sizes (i.e. lengths). – sawdust Nov 27 '20 at 8:13

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