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Fascinating facts about Richard March Hoe inventor of the rotary printing press in 1843.

Richard Hoe
 
AT A GLANCE:
In 1843, Richard March
Hoe nvented the rotary printing press, a design much faster than the old flat-bed printing press. Hoe hit upon the idea of fastening lead type around the circumference of a very large cylinder in the center of the press. By rotating the cylinder, he thus created a rotary press that turned constantly in one direction. The number of pages printed per hour now depended on how fast this large cylinder turned--and on how many type cylinders were fitted around its circumference. Source: History Wired

 

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