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The Victory: An Early Web Press

Old Book Illustrations


Libro da cui è tratta l'illustrazione: Nouveau dictionnaire encyclopédique universel illustré di Trousset, Jules (under the direction of).
Qui l'elenco delle illustrazioni tratte dal libro.
Cosa c'è nell'illustrazione: The Victory was an early model of the rotary web press. In other words, the prints were obtained by the action of a pressure cylinder against another cylinder which carried the type. The paper supply was kept on a large roll and unwound in a continuous movement. This particular press could allegedly print and fold 9,000 copies of an eight-page newspaper of 50 inches square, or 18,000 copies of a four-page paper, per hour.
Tecnica utilizzata: Incisione (legno).