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photoblog image Porto - an early printing press

Porto - an early printing press

 

Not very different from the kind of press Gutenberg would have used.

 

Porto - an early printing press

 

Not very different from the kind of press Gutenberg would have used.

 

comments (7)

Tout en bois, elle est magnifique.
Tom Wilson: Needs a little repair!
Wow this one have been used! Quite impressive Tom.
Tom Wilson: Yes, used for a century or more, I'd guess!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Sep 2016, 06:41
It's rotted away a bit but I bet it would still work
Tom Wilson: Yes, it's a pretty basic design - all the work was in the composing of the type, letter by letter!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Sep 2016, 11:45
Wondrous thing!
Tom Wilson: An adaptation, I believe, of a press used for other purposes.
It must have been very time consuming to print with these, but what a great invention.
Tom Wilson: Most of the time went into composing the page of type, Brian - after that it was pretty swift!
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 3 Sep 2016, 13:29
Exciting times when these were new, Tom
Tom Wilson: Oh, indeed - they didn't quite know it at the time, but it ushered in the modern era.
I will be it still works...

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