- Often appears mis-spelt as "Augustus Applegarth"
17 June 1788|
|Died||9 February 1871(aged 82)|
Augustus Applegath (17 June 1788 - 9 February 1871 ) was the inventor of the vertical printing-press.
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.
- Dartford Archive biography of Applegath
- Image and commentary on the Eight-Feeder Printing Press
- '19th Century Print Visionaries' by Laurence Wallace in 'Print Week', April 3rd 2008, and on printweek.com