Notes from the Past

Vending and Affixing Machine Perforations

In the early 1900s in the US, a number of firms made vending machines that dispensed postage stamps.

These firms purchased stamps from the US Post Office in imperf sheets, cut them into strips, glued the strips together, applied their own types of perforation, and made them up into coils for use in their machines.

The names of the various companies were the Brinkerhoff Co., the Farwell Co., the International Vending Machine Co., the Schermack Co, (which became the Mailometer Co., the Mail-om-eter Co., and the Mail-O-Meter Co.), and the US Automatic Vending Co. 


- Kenneth A. Wood
This is Philately - Volume Three Q-Z
Van Dahl Publications 1982
Posted October 31, 2000

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