The Victory: An Early Web Press

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The Victory: an early web press
The Victory, a rotary web press.

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The Victory was an early model of the rotary web press. In other words, the prints were obtained by the action of a pressure cylinder against another cylinder which carried the type. The paper supply was kept on a large roll and unwound in a continuous movement. This particular press could allegedly print and fold 9,000 copies of an eight-page newspaper of 50 inches square, or 18,000 copies of a four-page paper, per hour.

The caption reads in the original French: La Victory, machine rotative à papier continu.

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