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Augustus Applegath : biography

17 June 1788 - 9 February 1871
Often appears mis-spelt as "Augustus Applegarth" Augustus Applegath

He was born in Stepney but carried out most of his work in the Dartford and Crayford areas of Kent. Inventions included methods of silk printing, a new method of printing banknotes and the printing machines on which The Times Newspaper was printed in the mid nineteenth century - the 'Four-Feeder' printed 5000 copies of the paper per hour, and from 1848 the rotary eight-feeder printed 8000 copies per hour.

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