Posts Tagged ‘Frederick Koenig’

March 31

An agreement “for an entirely new Method of Printing by Machine” was signed in London on this day in 1807 between an immigrant German printer named Frederick Koenig and the noted English printer, Thomas Bensley. The latter arranged to either purchase the “new Method” which happened to be a power printing press or to conclude [...]

March 29

It was undoubtedly inevitable that when the hand press was finally automated, it would be the result of the efforts of a compositor, and such proved to be the case when Frederick Koenig received a patent from the British Commissioners of Patents, dated this day in 1810. Koenig, a farmer’s son who had become a [...]