Type revolving printing machine

#Picture Number ST239

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Victorian illustration to download showing a large type revolving machine printing a newspaper. This 10-cylinder machine, pictured in 1860, printed the Daily Telegraph. This kind of machine, invented by Richard Hoe in 1846, had a central cylinder holding the type, which was connected to impression cylinders into which workers inserted sheets of paper. As soon as they were printed, a conveyor belt moved the sheets on and laid them in piles. This machine, powered by steam and driven by two beam engines, could print up to 25,000 sheets an hour.