The History Of Printing in Union Crescent, Margate: Part 1

The story of The Thanet Press starts not in Union Crescent, but at 4 Queen Street, the home of Margate stationery store Robinson & Co.  A door away from Robinson's was a drapery business, Smeed's - on the corner of High Street and Queen Street. The business had been established in 1869.  In 1887 Frederick … Continue reading The History Of Printing in Union Crescent, Margate: Part 1

Paper Trail: 1960 by Dave Edwards

Bad Photo Copy   First seen by the public in a televised demonstration in late 1959, the world’s first automatic, plain-paper copier - the 914 - did not become commercially available until the following year, 1960. Manufactured and sold by the Haloid Xerox Corporation using the xerographic process - a dry photocopying technique developed by the inventor Chester Carlson … Continue reading Paper Trail: 1960 by Dave Edwards