A cylinder press, from F.J.F. Wilson and Douglas Grey Modern Printing Machinery (1888)
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A cylinder press
 
  Printing during the nineteenth century
 
     
     
 

1860s

1860-1 Esparto grass came into use as a substitute for rags in paper making

1861 Paper duty removed

Wharfedale cylinder press, capable of operating at 8 times the speed of a hand press, or an average 1,000 impressions an hour, gradually overtook platen machines for book printing.