Review of Reviews,  6 (1892), 589–91.

A Revolution in Printing and in Journalism. An Interview with the Revolutionist




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Invention, Machinery, Engineering, Medical Treatment

    The interviewee Joseph J Byers explains how the "Feister" Patent Printing Machine 'has solved the problems with which all printing engineers have been grappling in vain for the last twenty years. It will print at newspaper speed from an endless web with the precision of a flat machine. It will not only do this, but it will fold, paste, cut, and deliver at the same time' (589). In the space of a year, two machines 'will be able to turn out 180 millions of Mother Seigel's Syrup pamphlets', and, Byers avers confidently, 'there is no limit [....] to the world's consumption of patent medicine pamphlets' (591).

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