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Konig, Friedrich (1774-1S33), inventor of the steam-press, was a native of Eisleben, Saxony. Being unable to obtain money in Germany to carry out the scheme he had conceived, he came to England in 1806, and with the help of Thomas Bensley, a London printer, a patent was obtained in 1810, the new invention being first used in printing the Annual Register of 1811. Improvements were introduced in the followers, and in 1814 the Times was first printed by steam-power. In 1816 Konig also invented a single-cylinder registering machine. A little later he left England and settled at Oberzell, near Wurzburg, where with Bauer he set up a manufactory of steam-presses.