Printing. Plate II.1. Ruthvens Press. 2.&3. Bacon & Donkin's Press.
Engraved for the Encyclopaedia Londinensis 1826.
Engraving. Plate 160 x 197mm. 6¼ x 7¾".
Two types of printing press. In the early 19th century an Edinburgh printer named Ruthven devised a press in which the type remained stationary, the plate moving over it on a wheeled carriage. One of Bacon and Donkin's revolving cylinder printing machines was later acquired by Cambridge University Press.
In the Science & Society Picture Library.
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