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Edward Cowper, British inventor, c 1830.

Edward Cowper (1790-1852) shown with a model of his four cylinder printing press. Cowper patented a wallpaper-printing machine in 1816. Two years later he patented a process for printing on to both sides of a piece of paper simultaneously. In 1827 he also invented, jointly with Augustus Applegarth, the four-cylinder press for newsprint.

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Inventory No.: 1886-0224
Source No.: 1886-0224

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