Franking Machine, Frankopost Simplex; Universal Postal Frankers Ltd; 1950-1960; ...
Franking Machine, Frankopost SimplexAbout 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.
inorganic, processed material, metal, steel
inorganic, processed material, synthetic, plastic
inorganic, processed material, glass
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'
h 250 mm x w 350 mm x d 270 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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