How Gutenberg’s printing press revolutionized the glass industry


At first only few clergies would have books to read and, if they would not read those tiny letters, then they would use glass monoculars that were big and clunky. Their shape was the one of a hemispehere and they had limited use.

When Gutenberg had its printing press invented in 1450, the revolution of books started. With that many books coming into every home many people had difficulty reading them. The letters were too small. This way the inventors of the 15th century had to come up with better way to create reading glasses.

The printing press was itself a model borrowed from traditional grape press. The video from above tells us about how an invention from one field can influence the development of inventions in other fields.

Another example: the punchcards that were used at the Jacquard loom in the 19th century helped Charles Babbage, the inventor of first modern day mechanical calculator, build the differential engine in 1842, a calculator that could receive instructions via punchcards.

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