David Gestetner
(1854-1939)

Died aged c. 85

David Gestetner (20 March 1854 in Csorna, Hungary – 8 March 1939 in London) was the inventor of the Gestetner stencil duplicator, the first piece of office equipment that allowed production of numerous copies of documents quickly and inexpensively. He was awarded the John Scott Medal of The Franklin Institute in 1888. On 12 March 2011 a Blue Plaque was placed on his home at 124 Highbury New Park in north London.

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David Gestetner 1854-1939 Developer of Office Copying Machinery lived here 1898-1939

124 Highbury New Park, Islington, London, United Kingdom where they lived