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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 image/jpeg
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 https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Title Page218
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION then electricity when it became available, were used to produce many less-than-metropolitan newspapers. Cylinder presses bearing the name Cranston, Babcock, Walter Scott, Monarch, Miehle, Cottrell, Lee, Cincinnati, Potter, Coates-Armory and Country Campbell printed 1,000 or more copies per hour on cut stock and though fed by hand and still comparatively slow, were a vast improvement. A few less-than-daily Utah papers accelerated press production by installing web-fed flatbed presses, among them the Duplex, the Gross Comet and the Goss Cox-O-Type. The machines printing from rolls of newsprint doubled the speed of hand-fed models. Nevertheless, these presses were in a decided minority among Utah plants. If printing was tedious in those early days, folding was the height of drudgery. While development of high-speed cylinder presses was paralleled by the introduction of built-in folders, the hand-fed models used in most country plants had no such embellishments. For many years men and women whose tools were "bones," folded the printed product in the same way the typesetting process had taken place for so long -- by hand. "Bones" were approximately six-inch long, rather thin, flat pieces of ivory or some less-expensive but equally-durable material. They simply enabled the folder to put enough pressure on the paper to create a firm fold. In the hands of a veteran at the craft, they quickened the pace because they covered a greater area than simply using fingers or the side of the hand. Because the demand existed, inventors soon concentrated attention on a folding machine for use in the thousands of shops operating sheet-fed newspaper presses. One of the first and most successful models, the Omaha folder, was among the most maligned as well. Its mechanical settings were labelled "tricky" by more pleasant workers -- and described in sometimes vulgar terms by others when they defied adjustment, folded in unbelievable shapes and/or jammed the mechanism to a stop. The first such machines received the paper on a feed-board not unlike that of the press. Later, a 218
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Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416229
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416229