The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Hoe, Richard Marsh

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HOE, Richard Marsh, American inventor: b. New York, 12 Sept. 1812; d. Florence, Italy, 7 June 1886. He was the son of Robert Hoe (q.v.). In 1846 with his brother Peter S. he perfected a rotary printing-press which was called “Hoe's lightning press.” Subsequently the two brothers invented the Hoe web-perfecting press, which superseded the rotary press and prints upon both sides of the sheet, and includes apparatus for folding and cutting. This was especially adapted to newspaper printing and made a revolution in that art. The sons of Richard M. Hoe and of Peter S. Hoe conducted the business after the death of the brothers, and added various improvements to the original Hoe printing-press. See Printing.