Franking Machine, Frankopost Simplex; Universal Postal Frankers Ltd; 1950-1960; ...

Name/Title

Franking Machine, Frankopost Simplex

About this object

This is a Universal Postal Frankers Ltd Frankopost Simplex Franking Machine from the 1950s. The production number is 7627. Franking machines were once common in offices. Franking machines were a sort of prepaid stamping system. All the outgoing mail would be put through one and then the postage costs were based on the meter readings which were based on the weight of the envelope or parcel.

We are not entirely sure which business this machine was used in, however, it was donated to our collection by Tony Pink of Wyndham.

Maker

Universal Postal Frankers Ltd

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1950-1960

Period

1950s

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, London

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, steel
inorganic, processed material, synthetic, plastic
inorganic, processed material, glass

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten in black marker pen on left side near back: 'WY9635'
On back: 'ST'
Makers plate screwed to the front right of base: 'FRANKOPOST SIMPLEX
UNIVERSAL POSTAL FRANKERS LTD
REGENT ST. LONDON'

Measurements

h 250 mm x w 350 mm x d 270 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Communication (including Diaries and Letters)

Subject and Association Keywords

Machinery and Tools

Subject and Association Keywords

Business and Retail

Object Type

equipment

Object number

WY.1996.35.1

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