The Mailomat

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Publisher:
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1945
Size:
3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Stock #:
26401

Description:

The "Mailomat" . . . Is a coin-operated U.S. mailbox for people who have letters to mail-and no stamps. It is a "self-service postoffice" that mails your letters withour need of adhesive stamps. To mail a letter you (1) drop money in coin slot (2) dial correct postage denomination (3) insert letter in letter slot. The machine does the rest; automatically takes your letter, prints postage and postmark on it, and holds if for collection. . . provides postage from 1c to 33c, including Air Mail, Special Delivery, etc., with no premium for postage. Metered mail needs less postoffice handling, often catches earlier trains and planes, starts on its way sooner. The "Mailomat" is a pre-war invention of Pitney-Bowes Postage Meter Co., Stamford, Conn., now converted to war production; was developed in cooperation with the U.S. Post Office Dept. to facilitate public use of the mails in post office lobbies, railway terminals, etc. Manufacturing will begin when the war is won. Try this new "stampless" postal service now. Use this card to say "hello" to that boy in Service. And when using the mails these days, at home or office, remember to mail early and often . . . to help clear the track for war mail . . . and to help the Post Office help you! Collection of mail from coin-operated letter box Streamlined mailing . . no adbesive stamps required Instructional post card, compliments of Pitney-Bowes Postage Meter Co.

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