The Electric Press Building

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helenroachuk
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The Electric Press Building

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Does anyone know why the building was called The Electric Press- I know it housed Chorley and Pickergill Printers and bookbinders?

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In the absence of comment from somebody who knows, I'll offer you a welcome to the forum and ask why you think the answer isn't implicit in the name?

I'd assume that the printers occupying the building had what must have been a new-fangled printing press powered by electricity.

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Welcome to S/L helenroachuk .
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jma wrote:
Wed 21 Apr, 2021 2:54 pm
In the absence of comment from somebody who knows, I'll offer you a welcome to the forum and ask why you think the answer isn't implicit in the name?

I'd assume that the printers occupying the building had what must have been a new-fangled printing press powered by electricity.
A similar conclusion was come to in this thread viewtopic.php?t=5991&start=10 I don't think there is definitive proof but its a very sound assumption based on the absence of any other info.

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Thank you!

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My brother was in printing all his working life,did the night classes etc.
There were many printers large and small in the city centre,the reason being,they were in easy reach of the Town Hall for delivery by hand cart.LCC would be a major customer then
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This is from 4th Dec 1899
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It looks as though they needed a proof reader as well
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That brand new American electric printing press was installed in 1899, only 5 years after the start of electricity supply in Leeds city centre by the Yorkshire House to House Electricity Company from its power station in Whitehall Road. My great grandfather moved his family from London to Leeds to work for YHH in 1894, after working on the electrification of London , Madrid and Dublin.
It used to be said that the statue of the Black Prince had been placed in City Square , near the station, pointing South to tell all the southerners who've just got off the train to b****r off back down south!

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jma wrote:
Thu 22 Apr, 2021 6:59 pm
It looks as though they needed a proof reader as well

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They were probably working by gaslight and specsavers hadn't been invented.
It used to be said that the statue of the Black Prince had been placed in City Square , near the station, pointing South to tell all the southerners who've just got off the train to b****r off back down south!

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