Vintage Pictures of Mailing Equipment

Several years ago we acquired some old pictures from 1930’s and 40’s Fortune magazines. It is interesting not only to see the old equipment, but also to see how things have changed in print advertising (and also how things have stayed the same). Click on these pictures to see them enlarged.

mimeograph picture, old equipment advertisment
Edison-Dick Mimeograph ad from 1932 Fortune Magazine

The Edison-Dick Mimeograph Company was the precursor to the A.B. Dick Company which dominated the small press business in the United States in the middle part of the 20th century.

Pitney Bowes is still is one of the biggest names in postage meters. The postage meter’s origins trace back to 1902, when Arthur H. Pitney, founder of the Pitney Postal Machine Company, started searching for a way to eliminate the need to lick and stick postage stamps. Through a partnership with Walter H. Bowes, founder of the Universal Stamping Machine Company, Pitney Bowes was formed in 1920 and introduced the world’s first postage meter authorized by the USPS®.

Postage meter ad, Old mailing equipment
Pitney Bowes Postage Meter ad for 1940 Fortune Magazine

Today as in the 1940’s, it’s all about saving a few cents on postage that makes metered mail economical. We can save you money on mailing both locally on saturation routes or on addressed mail. Give us a call and we can help you get started on direct mailing.

Piney Boews ad 1939 Fortune magazine ad
Ben Franklin in an ad for Pitney Bowes from 1939 Fortune Magazine