Richard March Hoe

(1812—1886) American inventor and industrialist

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(1812–86), as the head of the press-manufacturing business founded by his father, in 1846 invented the Hoe rotary press, which, by fastening type to a central cylinder around which impression cylinders revolved, greatly speeded the process of printing. He also invented a folder to fold newspapers as they come from the press.


From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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