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As a consequence of a research project focused on events of June 1858 upon which I am currently working, it has come to my attention that purchasers of issues of The London Times in the 1850s had to cut pages in order to read them. My questions are (1) can any of your members suggest how I might find out what kind off press The Times employed in June 1858; and (2) exactly how the resulting newspapers were folded such as to require cutting? I have written The Times directly, but have been told they have no records of the sort needed to answer my questions. Anything at all that you might have to say would be greatly appreciated.
Tom Jones, Emeritus Professor of European Cultural History, Humboldt State University