WORLDKINGS – On This Day – July 24, 2018 - Rotary-type printing press patents received by Richard March Hoe in 1847
(Worldkings.org) Richard March Hoe was an American inventor from New York City who designed a rotary printing press and related advancements, including the "Hoe web perfecting press" in 1871; it used a continuous roll of paper and revolutionized newspaper publishing.
(Worldkings.org) Invented in 1439 by the German Johannes Gutenberg, this device in many ways laid the foundation for our modern age. It allowed ink to be transferred from the movable type to paper in a mechanized way. This revolutionized the spread of knowledge and religion as previously books were generally hand-written.