__Mr. Richard Taylor, later wrote in the 'Philosophical Magazine,' in which he honestly attributes to him the sole merit of the invention, stated, "Mr Koenig left England, suddenly, in disgust at the treacherous conduct of Bensley, always shabby and over-reaching, and whom he found to be laying a scheme for defrauding his partners in the patents of all the advantages to arise from them. Bensley, however, while he destroyed the prospects of his partners, outwitted himself, and grasping at all, lost all, becoming bankrupt in fortune as well as in character."
__Koenig was badly used throughout. His merits as an inventor were denied. On the 3rd of January, 1818, Bensley published a letter in the Literary Gazette, in which he speaks of the printing machine as his own, not mentioning Koenig. 'The British Encyclopaedia,' in describing the inventors, also omitted the name of Koenig. The 'Mechanics Magazine,' for September, 1847 attributed the invention to the Proprietors of The Times. The introductory chapter to 'Patents for Inventions in Printing', attributes the merit to William Nicholson patent (No. 1748). [Nicholson never built a machine!] In other publications, the claim of Bacon and Donkin and Cowper were put forward while those of the real inventor were ignored. Koenig, observed from Germany, "It is really too bad that these people, who have already robbed me of my invention, should now try to rob me of my reputation".
__Though England was virtually closed against him, the whole continent of Europe was open to him, and presented a wide field for the sale of his printing machines. He selected an old disused convent at Oberzel, near Wartzburg, on the river Main for his manufactory, with the Bavarian Government granting easy lease terms. Great difficulties were experienced early on as advanced engineering tools were still in their infancy and skilled tradesmen were virtually non-existent in this part of Germany.
__Orders for printing machines were gradually obtained. The first came from Brockhaus, of Leipzig. By the end of the fourth year, two other single-cylinder machines were completed and sent to Berlin, for use in the State printing office. By the end of the eighth year, seven double cylinder steam presses had been made for the largest newspaper printers in Germany. By 1829, the firm had manufactured fifty-one machines for leading book printers. The Oberzell plant was now in full work, and gave regular work to about 120 men.