|Koenig's Steam Printing Press|
When I discovered this picture of Koenig's Steam Press I knew I'd definitely have to write a story around this little beauty some day. I love the Victorian era and haven't yet written anything of that time. But honestly, when you look at this picture don't you envision a kind of cute robot with square eyes and funky ears. Maybe it will eventually be my first e-book.
The real scoop is that this is a picture of Koenig's Steam Press. This steam press was a high speed printing press during the time of Jane Austen. On November 29th 1814 an issue of The Times was printed using this marvelous machine. Then on December 3, 1824 this issue of, The Times appeared. I think you'll find it fascinating.
If you enjoy this type of reading I encourage you to take a look at this lengthy article entitled, KOENIG: his first Powered Printing Machines.
Although this type of printing was born during the time of Jane Austen I couldn't discover how Jane's books were printed. It must be out there somewhere. Anyone know?
If you were going to write or read Steampunk what kind of machine, etc. would you want to write or read about? Anyone have a favorite?
|Friederick Koenig 1774-1833|
Jillian Kent loves England's Regency era. In 2013 her second book in The Ravensmoore Chronicles, Chameleon, finaled in both the Selah at Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference in romance fiction and in Romance Writers of America's prestigious Daphne du Maurier for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. Jillian is employed as a counselor for nursing students in Cincinnati, Ohio and possesses a masters degree in social work. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and passionate about mental health, wellness, and stomping out the stigma of mental illness. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org and explore further at her website www.jilliankent.com.You can also find her on Twitter @JillKentAuthor and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JillianKent