Augustus Applegath 1788 - 1871
- born in:
- Stepney, Tower Hamlets, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
before 1813 - apprenticed to Benjamin Lepard, wholesale stationer, Covent Garden.
1813 - Augustus joined Henry Mitton and Edward Cowper, in the printing firm of Cornish & Co. at Nelson Square, Southwark.
1817 - the partners proposed a method of printing banknotes to the Bank of England which could not be copied by forgers. Mitton left the partnership in December.
from 1818 - constructed and improved printing machinery, especially for The Times
by 1821 - developed a machine capable of printing six colours in perfect register
By 1826 - ten newspapers were printed on Applegath and Cowper presses.
1826 - Applegath declared bankrupt and his Blackfriars workshops and goods were sold to printer, William Clowes
1827 - four-feeder machine installed for The Times
by 1828 - Applegath working as a silk and calico printer, specializing in silk handkerchiefs, with a factory at Crayford, Kent, and a London office.
1842 - declared bankrupt. The Crayford business was sold to David Evans and Applegath moved into a works in Dartford which had been established by his brother John, where he manufactured printing machinery.
1846 - eight-feeder machine installed for The Times
1847 - nine-feeder machine installed for The Times