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The introduction of steam-powered printing presses a little before 1820, closely followed by new steam paper mills, constituted the two most major innovations in the history of the book.

In 1814 The Times in London was for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the begin of making newspapers available to a mass audience





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