Philadelphia Ledger pioneers cylinder printing of newspapers (42 words)

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The cylinder press, developed by Richard Hoe, enabled printing 20,000 copies per hour, three times the rate of steam-driven flatbed presses. Hoe's invention was quickly adopted at newspaper offices in England and on the European continent, radically reducing the costs of newspaper production.

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Editors. "Philadelphia Ledger pioneers cylinder printing of newspapers". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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