The Times newspaper installs steam press

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Literary/ Cultural Context Note

The Times was the first newspaper to install the new Koenig steam-driven presses and thus revolutionized the newspaper industry. Within a few weeks they were selling 7,000 copies a day; and by 1850 they would be selling 40,000 copies a day.

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Citation:
Editors. "The Times newspaper installs steam press". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 December 2007
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5505, accessed 30 September 2014.]