Printing press Auer design detail
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Alois Auer Upgrades the Printing Machines at the Staatsdruckerei in Vienna

6/1860
Alois Auer web presses 1860
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On June 9, 1860 the Illustrirte Zeitung published an article on the new high speed self-feeding web presses that Alois Auer introduced at the Staatsdruckerei in Vienna. In the image of the new, expanded machine room at the foot of the page we see the new presses on the left and the older models that required hand-feeding on the right. All the presses were belt-driven by a steam engine in floor below.

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