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Stamp Vending Machines

Two-slot postage stamp vending machine

Description:

The Postage Stamp Machine Company manufactured this gray-colored, metal, vending machine in Brooklyn, New York. The metal base stabilized the rectangular-shaped device on a counter-top. The machine’s white-colored front has two coin slots marked “4 cent stamps, two for a dime” and “5 cent stamps, four for a quarter.” Two corresponding stamp slots are located next to s-shaped, crank-operated levers and above two coin-return slots. The slot in the center served as a coin return. Given that the lowest denomination stamp on the two coin slots is the 4-cent, the machine appears to date from the 1950s-1960s.

Date:
1950s - 1970s
Markings:
10c / 4 c STAMPS / TWO FOR A DIME / DROP DIME / IN SLOT / THEN TURN / HANDLE / TO / RIGHT / 25c / 5 c STAMPS / FOUR FOR A QUARTER / DROP DIME / IN SLOT / THEN TURN / HANDLE / TO / RIGHT / BUY SANITARY / POSTAGE STAMPS / FROM THIS MACHINE / DIRECT FROM GOVERNMENT / ROLLS TO YOU / POSTAGE STAMP MACHINE COMPANY / 2008-12 UTICA AVE. BROOKLYN, N.Y.
Medium:
metal (steel); paint
Dimensions:
Height x Width x Depth: 13 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (34.29 x 29.21 x 16.51 cm)
Museum ID:
1991.0170.3
Place:
New York
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