Bodnar Sales and Service was founded in 1967 by John and Gloria Bodnar selling and servicing things which today seem quaint: typewriters, adding machines, spirit duplicators (remember the purple print?), and addressing machines.
In the 1970's, Bodnar shifted its focus to an emerging technology -- the affordable electrostatic copier. Many of the brands from that day are long since gone and forgotten: Saxon and Royal for example. Two in particular which survived and thrived were Minolta and Konica.
Although the imaging writing
process is essentially the same, current multi-function laser copiers
and printers bear very little resemblance to their forerunners. Gone
are the chains, moving glass, messy liquid toner, and "distinctive
odors" of the old service-intensive copiers of the 70's.
In 1998, Bodnar aligned itself with Minolta and began offering its line of durable analog copiers as well as the next big thing -- the digital copier. In 2004 Konica and Minolta merged to become what is now a leading brand in office technology.