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Schermack stamp vending machines
- This Schermack two-unit machine with Models 45 and 310 features two separate stamp dispensers mounted to a single metal base with perforated front tray. Each dispenser has a metal face with crank handle. The interior metal mechanisms are covered by clear plastic canopies. One key services the front lock on both devices.
- Joseph Schermack is generally credited with producing the first practical stamp vending machine. In 1910 he introduced a “profit-sharing” model where he sold two two-cent stamps or four one-cent stamps for a nickel, and in 1926 he formed the Sanitary Postage Service Corporation.
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- Schermack Products Corporation
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- metal (red); plastic; rubber
- Height x Width x Depth: 14 x 11 1/2 x 9 in. (35.56 x 29.21 x 22.86 cm)
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