Andreas Friedrich Bauer

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Andreas Friedrich Bauer monument in Würzburg

Andreas Friedrich Bauer (August 18, 1783 – December 27, 1860) was a German engineer who developed the first functional steam-powered printing press with his colleague Friedrich Koenig, who had invented the technology and sold it to The Times in London in 1814.[1]

Born in Stuttgart, Bauer joined Koenig in 1817 to found Koenig & Bauer at the Oberzell monastery near Würzburg.

Printing capacity[edit]

The table lists the maximum number of pages which the various press designs of Koenig & Bauer could print per hour, compared to earlier hand-operated printing presses:

Hand-operated presses Steam-powered presses
Gutenberg-style
ca. 1600
Stanhope
ca. 1800
Koenig & Bauer
1812
Koenig & Bauer
1813
Koenig & Bauer
1814
Koenig & Bauer
1818
Impressions per hour 240[2] 480[3] 800[1] 1100[4] 2000[5] 2400[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bolza 1967, p. 83
  2. ^ Wolf 1974, pp. 67f.
  3. ^ Bolza 1967, p. 80
  4. ^ Bolza 1967, p. 87
  5. ^ a b Bolza 1967, p. 88

Sources[edit]

  • Bolza, Hans (1967), Friedrich Koenig und die Erfindung der Druckmaschine, Technikgeschichte 34 (1): 79–89 
  • Wolf, Hans-Jürgen (1974), Geschichte der Druckpressen (1st ed.), Frankfurt/Main: Interprint 

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