First Century of National Existence; The United States

First Century of National Existence; The United States

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... attention from its intensity of passion; Mrs. Amelia B. Welby, remarkable for the exquisite rhythm of her poetry; Mrs. Sarah Helen Whitman, Mrs. Anne C. (Lynch) Botta, Mrs. Estelle Anna Lewis, Mrs. Sarah J. Hale, Miss Caroline May, Mrs. Maria Lowell. Mrs. Mary II.C. Hooth, Miss Edna Dean Proctor, Mrs. Rosa V. Johnson, Miss Rose Terry, Mrs. M. S. K. Dana, and Miss Anna Drinker ( Edith May). There are others perhaps who deserve a place in this record, but these have all gained a prominent position as poets. PRINTING-PRESS. CHAPTER I. PRINTING PRES8--HANDPOWEK--LIGHTNING. If a middle-aged man now visits the pressroom of a "crack" daily, and observes a huge machine, some twenty feet high, driven by a steam engine, delivering seven large newspapers, nicely printed, at every tick of a clock, and watches the piles of paper growing at the rate of 420 per minute, or at that of 25,200 per hour, weighing over one ton, and reflects that the utmost power of the best machines of his youth would require an active man and a boy two long hours to do what this whizzing monster does in a minute, he will form some idea of the progress made in paper printing, and also of what is required to meet a daily demand. In the days of Franklin, the press-work of a paper was a very laborious affair. The machines of that day were very imperfect, and, if reference is had to the illustration on another page, contrasting the actual machine which Franklin used, and which is still preserved in the patent office at Washington, with the fast press now in use, a good idea will be formed of the progress in pressbuilding. In that press, it will be observed, the bed is a platform about three feet high, between two uprights. In the cross-piece at the top is a female screw in which...show more

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  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554035
  • 9781236554031