For a story I'm writing, taking place in London around 1889/1890, I'd like to know if the main newspapers, like the Daily Telegraph or the Daily Chronicles, who had their offices in Fleet Street, would have their printing presses in those same offices. If the answer is yes, does anyone know what they looked like ?

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Yes the presses were in the offices in Fleet Street.

For a picture see wikipedia picture entitled "New_Daily_Telegraph_Offices_Fleet_Street_ILN_1882" from the Illustrated London News in 1882https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/New_Daily_Telegraph_Offices_Fleet_Street_ILN_1882.jpg

Another article gives this as credit: HERITAGE-IMAGES/PRINT COLLECTOR Press room, offices of the Daily Telegraph, Fleet Street, London, 1882

  • Thank you very much ! That was most useful !!!
    – Emilie
    Sep 5, 2019 at 13:22
  • Links to the wikipedia articles would make this a better answer.
    – AllInOne
    Sep 5, 2019 at 13:25
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    @AllInOne The wikipedia article gave the history of the Daily Telegraph and did not really mention where the priniting was done - the picture is direct evidence
    – mmmmmm
    Sep 5, 2019 at 14:50
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    Depends on what is meant by "offices". Using the usual US meaning of the word, they would not be in the offices, they would be in another part of the same building. From what I've read, the presses of those days were quite noisy & messy, so putting them in the actual offices would be impractical.
    – jamesqf
    Sep 5, 2019 at 16:21
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    I interpreted the question to mean "under the same roof".
    – MCW
    Sep 5, 2019 at 17:27

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