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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL

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Title Page216
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION Cripple Creek instead. His crew and that of Merrick consequently became involved in a race, accompanied by cheers of the onlooking miners, to produce the territory's first paper. By 20 minutes, Byers' Rocky Mountain News won out over Merrick1 s Cherry Creek Pioneer. Not interested in competing, Merrick sold his Ramage and instead went gold prospecting. The press, in turn, printed two newspapers in the Denver area, then the Canon City Times and finally was shipped to New Mexico where it continued to produce newspapers and other printed matter. Printing one copy at a time would obviously never satisfy the demand for news and in Europe steam-driven presses were being designed to utilize newly-conceived curved stereotype plates and eventually webs of newsprint in rolls. Consequently mass production at surprising speed was already possible, though still slowed by the antiquated process by which type was being set. Still, that system was in use until the Linotype came along. When it did, giant Hoe, Gross and Duplex presses were already available to accelerate production. Keeping pace, Stephen Tucker invented, in 1875, a folding machine which operated at surprisingly high speed. The actual printing of many small newspapers, though, was still on hand presses as late as 1905, when Elisha Warner first watched a paper "come off the press." "The press on which the paper was printed was a small flat-bed affair called an Army press. One man must handle an ink roller and ink the type form while the other man, from the opposite side of the press, put on the sheets, rolled them under the cylinder by means of a hand crank and took them off at the other end," he wrote. Gradually more sophisticated presses powered by steam, Opposite page > - THIS COTTRELL PRESS had been producing the Helper Journal for more than three decades when publisher Joe Tullius and his wife, Ethel, retired it in 1966. Its life-span pre-dated 1936 by a wide margin, though, for it was printing the paper when Tullius first arrived in Helper. 216
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Identifier 224-UPA_Page216.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416227
Reference URL