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This page offers pictures of some of the 'Classic' Postage Meter Machines to provide additional background and information to postage meter stamp collectors. 'Classic' is defined (by me) to be the first few models from the manufacturers.  These images are a combination of actual pictures and manufacturer's brochures. The information and pictures on this page clearly represent a 'work in progress' and it is expected that suitable images of some 'Classic' postage meter machines will not become available.  To that end, if you have pictures of any of the machines listed at the bottom, please consider sending them to me in .jpg format. The images can be scans from brochures or articles.

Special Thanks to the following for their contributions to this web page:

Rick Stambaugh (USA)

Jim Ashby (Hong Kong)

Richard Peck (Australia)


Click the link below and watch a vintage Pitney Bowes Model A mailing machine, with an 'M' postage meter, in operation. This short, but informative, video clip will give you some insight as to how these early postage meter machines operated.

Video Clip Link


 

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Item #21

This is a photo of the Automatic Stamping Machine Co. (Moss) factory in Christchurch, dated 1920. Although the photo has some Model B machines in it (on the floor at the center of the picture), they were replaced by the Model D in 1916, so the ones shown may have been under conversion to the later standard.

 

Item #21

This is a photo of an early Pitney Bowes Model AV Mailing Machine and an 'M' Model postage meter.

 

Item #21

This is a photo of a 'Midget' assembly line.

 

Item #21

This is a photo of a Pitney Bowes employees using a modified pantograph to make a meter stamp die.

 

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This is a photo of meter machines on shelves awaiting deployment.

 

Item #21

This is a photo of Mail-O-Mat meter machine, First day of install.

 

Item #21

This is a photo of Mail-O-Mat meter machine, First day of install.


Classic Postage Meter Machines. The list is essentially in alphabetic order, but some models are grouped by manufacturer.

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Model and Description Link to Picture(s)
CAMP No 711B Photo
Commercial Controls, Model 45 (USA) Photo
Continental Model DH (USA) Photo
Continental Model DM (USA) Photo
FRAMA (Switzerland) Photo
FRAMA 12 Photo
Francator (Sweden) Photo
Francator Model K (Sweden) Photo
Francopost Model 31 (Manual) Photo
Francopost Model 41 (Electric) Photo


Francotyp Machines (Germany)
Item #21

Francotyp Model A.  Manufactured by Anker-Werke

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Model and Description Link to Picture(s)
Francotyp B. Electric model. Photo
Francotyp C. Manufactured by Bafra. Manual model. Photo
Francotyp C. Manufactured by Anker-Werke. This one seems to be an electrical and a manual model. Photo
Francotyp C. Manufactured by Francotyp. Shown is an internal view. Photo
Francotyp A9000 Photo
Francotyp Cc Photo


Hasler Machines (Switzerland)
Item #21

Hasler Model F22

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Model and Description Link to Picture(s)
1924 Hasler model Photo
Hasler Model F66, Electric Photo
Hasler Model F66, Manual Photo
Hasler Model F88 Photo
Hasler Model F88 Photo
Hasler Model 99 Photo


Havas Machines (France)
Item #21

Havas Model B

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Model and Description Link to Picture(s)
Havas Model C Photo
Havas Model G Photo
Havas Model K Photo
Havas Model M Photo
Havas Model MG Photo


C. R. Hawkins Machines (New Zealand)
Item #21

Hawkins MailMaster Model

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Model and Description Link to Picture(s)
Hawkins Ace Photo
Hawkins Rotex Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 4
Photo 5
Photo 6
Hawkins New Rotex Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 4
Photo 5
Photo 6
Hawkins Sentinel Photo
Hawkins Sentinel Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 4
Photo 5
Hawkins Sentinel Photo


International Postal Supply Co. (USA)
Item #21

This is the actual Postage Meter and is shown below on various Mailing Machines.

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International Model No. 2 Photo
International Model No. 3 Photo
International Model No. 4 Photo
International Model No. a 'Midget' Photo
International Model No. 5 Photo
27 Cent Oval. Used only 19 - 21 January 1937 Photo 1
Photo 2


Alphabetic List, continued

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Model and Description Link to Picture(s)
Kahrs (Norway) Photo
Komusina (Germany) Photo
Krag 1934 (Norway) Photo
Krag 1970 (Norway) Photo
Krag Model F4 (Norway) Photo
Lirma (Italy) Photo
Micropost (Italy) Photo
Multipost USA) Photo


MOSS Machines (New Zealand)
Item #21

The machines pictured, from left to right are: Moss No.1, Moss No.2, Moss No.3, Moss No.4 (Model C), Moss Model E, Hawkins Rotex, Electric Rotex.

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Model and Description Link to Picture(s)
Moss Model B Photo
Moss Model D Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 4
Photo 5


Neopost (United Kingdom)
Item #21

Neopost Limited Value 8. This model could print only 8 denominations chosen by the user.
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Model and Description Link to Picture(s)
Neopost Fixed Value-1 Photo
Neopost Limited Value-2 Photo
Neopost Limited Value-6 Photo
Neopost Limited Value Die Arrangement Photo
Neopost Model 105 Limited Value 10 Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3

Neopost Model 205 Multi-Value Photo
Neopost Model 305  Photo


National Cash Registry Company (USA)
Item #21

National Cash Registry Model 1700 (first model)

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Model and Description Link to Picture(s)
NCR Model 1900 (second model) Photo
NCR Class 84. Believed to have been used for Parcel Post in Germany beginning in 1958. Manufactured by NCR's German Subsidiary. Photo


National Postage Machine Company (NPM) (USA)
Item #21

This is the actual Postage Meter and is shown below on various Mailing Machines.

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NPM Model 40 Photo
NPM Model 60 Photo
NPM Model 80 Photo
NPM Model 85 Photo


Alphabetic List, continued

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Model and Description Link to Picture(s)
Perm (USSR) Photo
Portus (Denmark) Photo
Postalia PS3 (Germany) Photo
Postalia Model D2&D3(Germany) Photo
Postitalia (Italy) Photo
Regent (New Zealand) Photo
Regent (New Zealand) Photo
Safag (Switzerland) Photo
Safag (Switzerland) Photo
Satas Model Baby X (France) Photo
Satas Model SC (France) Photo
Satas Model SC (France) Photo
Satas Multi-Value Model (France) Photo
Satas Federal Model (France) Photo
Satas Rotary Model (France) Photo
SECAP Multi-Value Model Photo
Sima Electric (Italy) Photo
Sima Italia (Italy) Photo
Sima Parva (Italy) Photo
Steiner Electric (Italy) Photo
Steiner Manual (Italy) Photo
Taxopost (Sweden) Photo
Ticket Issue Machines (TIM) (United Kingdom) Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 4
Photo 5
Photo 6
Ticket Issue Machines (TIM) (United Kingdom) Photo
Timbrographe Limited Value-9 (Belgium) Photo
Uchermann-Krag Fixed-Value (Norway) Photo
US Postal Meter Corp. (USA) Photo
Whitlock (USA) Photo


Universal Postal Frankers and Pitney Bowes Machines (USA and United Kingdom)
Item #21

Simplex Model Fixed Value 25. This model could print 25 denominations chosen by the user.
Second picture of this machine
Third picture of this machine

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Model and Description Link to Picture(s)
The Pitney Machine of 1902 Photo
The Pitney Machine of 1903 Photo
American Postage Meter Co. ('Shield' meter) Photo
The First Washington model - 1912 ('Shield' model) Photo
The Second Washington model - 1913 ('Shield' model) Photo
The Second model - 1914 ('Shield' model) Photo
Universal Multi Value. II-Bank machine. 'Junior' model. Photo 1
Photo 2
Universal Multi Value. IV-Bank machine. 'Original' model. Photo 1
Photo 2
Automax Model. IV-Bank machine. Photo 1
Photo 2
Midget Fixed Value 3 model. This model could print only 3 denominations chosen by the user. Photo 2 shows the selection dial. Photo 1
Photo 2
Midget Fixed Value 2 model. This model could only print 2 denominations chosen by the user. Photo 2 shows the selection dial. Photo 1
Photo 2
Midget Fixed Value 5, with the value-select knob on the front. Photo
Pitney Bowes AV Mailing Machine with CVS Meter Photo
Pitney Bowes AV Mailing Machine with CVS Meter Photo
Pitney Bowes FS Mailing Machine with CV Meter Photo
Pitney Bowes CV Meter (Multi-Denomination - 6 values). Similar to Model 'M' meter, but 6 denominations and fixed carrying handle. Photo
Pitney Bowes DM 2 Meter (with the 2 1/2 denomination). Photo 1
Photo 2
Pitney Bowes H Mailing Machine with HT Meter (Multi-Denomination - 10 values) Photo
Pitney Bowes H Mailing Machine with HX Meter (Multi-Denomination - 10 values) and showing the Meter Stamp Tape Unit in position. Photo
Pitney Bowes HS Meter (Single-Denomination) Photo
Pitney Bowes JA Meter and Mailing Machine Photo
Pitney Bowes JD Meter Photo
Pitney Bowes M Meter  (Single-Denomination). Similar to Model 'CV' meter, but single denomination and folding carrying handle. Photo
Simplex, Fixed Value-13. This machine was green in color and while all 25 value dies were mounted, the top 12 were locked out. Photo
 



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