High-Speed Printing Press

High-Speed Printing Press by Friedrich Gottlob Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer. 1812. Collection: Deutches Museum, Munich. Photograph 2000 and text by George P. Landow. [This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.]

Friedrich Gottlob Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, who invented the world's first high-speed printing press, could not interest anyone in their native Germany in their invention, and so took it to England. In 1814 they sold it to The Times of London, thus initiating the age of mass media.


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