On December 9, 1876 Harper's Weekly published an article about printing press inventor and manufacturer Richard M. Hoe, and his Web Printing Machine exhibited at the Centennial. The article described the Hoe Web Perfecting Press that Hoe invented and patented in 1870 and 1871. The press
"used a continuous roll of paper five miles long, which was put through the machine at the rate of 800 feet (240 m) a minute. As the roll emerged, it passed over a knife which cut pages apart; they were next run through an apparatus which folded the pages for the mail or for carriers. These completely printed and folded newspapers were delivered as quickly as the eye could follow them. It produced 18,000 papers an hour and was used the first time by the New York Tribune." (Wikipedia article on Richard March Hoe, accessed 11-4-2018).