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This 1953 newspaper article from the Greenfield Recorder-Gazette in Greenfield, Massachusetts, describes the Russian émigré Paul S. Primov as "one of Greenfield, Massachusetts's most unusual businessmen." Dissatisfied with the slow photographic enlargement process in use up to the early 1930's, he invented what is believed to be the first production rapid projection printer for the mass production of photographic enlargements. After operating factories in Cambridge, Massachusetts and France in the early 30's, Primov established The American Photographic Appliance Corporation (APAC) with facilities in Greenfield and Shelburne, Massachusetts. APAC rivaled competitors Eastman Kodak and Pako Corporation.


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"Russian Émigré Revolutionizes World's Photo Enlarging Process" article from Greenfield Recorder-Gazette newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Recorder-Gazette
date   Jun 9, 1953
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
width   2.75"
height   10.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L06.016

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