November 28, 1814, in London, The Times newspaper becomes the first in the world to be printed with a steam engine.

On this day (November 28), 1814, in London, The Times newspaper becomes the first in the world to be printed with a steam engine.
The Times is a daily national British based in London. It began in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register, adopting its current name on January 1, 1788.
Koenig entered the printing trade when, after the death of his father, he was forced to abandon his studies and began working at the company Breitkopf & Härtel, in Leipzig, Germany. It is in this period that he decided to enroll as a listener in the subjects of Physics, Mechanics and Mathematics at the University of Leipzig, which helped him broaden his knowledge, which allowed him to later develop ideas to improve printing systems.

Despite the fact that he managed to create a printing press in 1803, Koenig did not have the material of a merchant, and despite wanting to convince printers of the time that his machine represented advantages over those used at that time, the technical obstacles and economic factors led him to fail, which prompted him to look for patrons who would give his project a boost.

It is precisely this pilgrimage that makes him arrive in London in 1806, where a year later he managed to sign a contract with the famous publisher Thomas Bensley to build a steam printing press, which would be acquired by him if he was convinced of the usefulness of machine; however, the high investment that its development meant forced him to look for new investors, so in 1809 he signed an agreement with Richard Taylor and George Woodfall, at which time he met Bauer, with whom he struck up a friendship and who would become a director. of his workshop.

But it was not until 1811 when, after registering several patents, that the latter managed to present his printing press to Fred Perry, owner of the Morning Chronicle , and John Walter II, owner of the Times . The first dismissed the advantages of the invention, while the second predicted a promising future, since it allowed printing both sides of the paper with greater speed, by incorporating a rotating cylinder instead of a metal plate.

After commissioning the manufacture of two machines in 1812, it was not until November 28, 1814 that the newspaper was produced thanks to the steam press. Satisfied with the result, Walter dedicated a long editorial to inform his employees and readers, in addition to explaining the industrial and social importance of this invention, which from that moment gave him great influence, due to the fact that the circulation of the rotary was increased significantly, going from 240 to 1,100 pages per hour and extending the closing time for news reception.

As a curiosity to comment that Koenig left a great legacy that lasts to this day, so much so that the company Koenig & Bauer Group (KBA) continues to be one of the main manufacturers of printing machines worldwide.

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- I have good news for today
- tell me
- we are going to publish that today's publication will be made with steam engine
- steam engine?
- to make tea?
- tea?
- yes, lots of tea
- then what will the steam engine do?
- will print
- will print tea?
- how heavy with the tea
- it is that it is five o'clock
- well it's tea time
- that, very good

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