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Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
Description
The duplicator has a big black, with beige squares on the bottom cover. Underneath the cover is a big grey-green steel object that folds out in some places.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PRINTING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
The duplicator has a big black, with beige squares on the bottom cover. Underneath the cover is a big grey-green steel object that folds out in some places.
History Of Use
One Gestate 260 copy machine used by local real estate office. Works either manually or by electricity. Bought in the 1950's.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN; FABRIC-UNKNOWN;
Height
52
Width
37
Length
48
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1989.0002.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
a: Green metal mimeograph, also called a duplicator. Front section is flat, with metal bars attached, back section is a rounded dome. Front has yellow label "SUPER CREST / REX-O-GRAPH / KING OF FLUID DUPLICATORS". Red sticker on one side for "Western Office Supply Company Ltd. Vancouver B.C.". "SD …
Manufacturer
Rex-O-Graph
Original Owner
Side of object is stamped "SD 54", suggests this came from the School District 54 Bulkley Valley.
Other Names
Ditto Machine
Fluid Duplicator
Spirit Duplicator
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PRINTING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1923
End Date
1979
Period or Date Notes
As use of duplicators declined in 1970s, 1979 has been entered as a general end date.
Description
a: Green metal mimeograph, also called a duplicator. Front section is flat, with metal bars attached, back section is a rounded dome. Front has yellow label "SUPER CREST / REX-O-GRAPH / KING OF FLUID DUPLICATORS". Red sticker on one side for "Western Office Supply Company Ltd. Vancouver B.C.". "SD 54" has been painted on using a stencil on one side. On one side a small plaque has been screwed on that says "REX-O-graph" in silver on black. b: Plastic fluid bottleattached via a black rubber hose. c-f: four metal clips that clip onto bars on either side of the front section, can be detached. e: small rectangular metal shaped obejct with two holes on each side. Purpose and relationship to the duplicator is unclear, but was found sitting with the duplicator in the back room.
History Of Use
A spirit duplicator (also referred to as a Ditto machine in North America, Banda machine in the UK or Roneo in France and Australia) was a printing method invented in 1923 by Wilhelm Ritzerfeld and commonly used for much of the rest of the 20th century. The term "spirit duplicator" refers to the alcohols which were a major component of the solvents used as "inks" in these machines. The device coexisted alongside the mimeograph. Spirit duplicator technology gradually fell into disuse starting in the 1970s after the availability of low-cost, high-volume xerographic copiers. (Source: Wikipedia, "Spirit Duplicator", accessed November 2017). Likely used by the School District to create copies of documents for use by students (handouts, tests, etc.).
Accession No.
2017.115.1 a-g
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
a: The largest part is the machine proper which has a large central wheel with a wooden handle. This wheel drives several gears of the artifact and that are linked together by a series of rubber bands. These bands turn the stamping head where the ‘kill’ and an insertable post mark alternate stampin…
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Title
Columbia Postal Supply Company Mail Marking Machine
Manufacturer
Columbia Postal Supply Co.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
PRINTING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
United States: New York, Silver Creek
Description
a: The largest part is the machine proper which has a large central wheel with a wooden handle. This wheel drives several gears of the artifact and that are linked together by a series of rubber bands. These bands turn the stamping head where the ‘kill’ and an insertable post mark alternate stamping the letters that are being processed by the machine. One would feed mail through one end and have cancelled mail come out the other end. b - g: A modifiable stamp that was used to postmark stamps that were cancelled. The postmark is housed in a circular frame and has “Smithers / B.C" permanently embossed on the top and the bottom of the circle. There is three slots where modifiable inserts could be added that allowed to postmark to display dates and time. At the time of discovering the item, the following inserts were found in and around the the stamp: "DEC", "10", "16", "1960", and "AM--" h: An exacto blade found in the box containing the mail marking machine. Included in accession to show potential use with machine.i: A small wooden box 10 x 8 cm which has six slots for holding stamp pieces to modify postmark stamp and one slot for holding tweezers. Stained in ink and posessing a small hooked latch to keep it closed. j - rrr: 61 stamp pieces, including months January - November, numbers 1 - 31, spare numbers, the years, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, and time marking symbols (30AM, M---, 30PM, --PM) sss: Small silver metal tweezers. ttt: A cloth mail bag (19.5 x 23.5cm) with attached paper postage space. See inscriptions field. This item held rubber parts and rollers listed directly below. uuu - rrrr: 24 distinct replacement pieces, mostly rubber bands to replace those parts apparent in (a). There are two rollers that are also used in the machine and there is one metal washer. These were all found in (ttt). ssss - wwww: These are more rubber parts that were found outside the cloth bag.
History Of Use
In terms of broader value this item appears to be relatively valuable. It is does not appear to be particularly unique as is evidenced by a very similar item being held in the Chilliwack Museum. Another example, used in Chandler, Arizona in 1931, can be found on the Postal History Foundation website. Cancellations are a large part of stamp collecting as they augment (or diminish) the price of stamps, often to a significant degree. Interest in the machines themselves are much less pronounced than the stamps but there still remains significant interest (see for example: The International Machine Cancel Society). Of highest value are fancy cancellations – hand-made stamps that are individualized by smaller post-offices, common in the late 19th century. Machine cancellers, like the one discussed here, were the successors to these fancy cancels. The Columbia Postal Supply Company of Silver Creek, New York began manufacturing machines in 1900 and continued to sell the items for several decades afterwards. In the Canadian context these specific machines were introduced into the Canadian Post Office system later than other cancelling machines such as the International Postal Supply machines. One philately magazine postulates that these machines were beginning to be adopted by post offices in the 1920s.
Inscriptions
. Underneath the operating wheel is a series of identifying marks including the items “Shop No. 4832” and patent information “Columbia Postal Supply Co. / Silver Creek, New York, USA / patented Nov 25, 1913…[other patenting information]…Oct 23, 1917, no. 1,243,740”.The postmark is housed in a circular frame and has “Smithers / B.C.” permanently embossed on it. sss: Postage area has "COLUMBIA POSTAL SUPPLY CO. / Silver Creek, N. Y." stamped on it. In the TO: field "POSTMASTER" is stamped and then Smithers, B.C. is written underneath. A postmark, circular has: "SILVER CREEK N.Y. / JAN [illegible] 530PM".
Number Of Parts
105
Accession No.
2016.26.1 a-wwww
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-CAST; PAINT
Description
Press has a 38cm by 53cm red, metal base with 20cm by 3.5cm red, metal section extending upwards on both sides and meeting in the middle with a three spoked, black steering wheel on top. In center of steering wheel is a brass rounded bolt. A long threaded bolt extends down from steering wheel to …
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PRINTING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Press has a 38cm by 53cm red, metal base with 20cm by 3.5cm red, metal section extending upwards on both sides and meeting in the middle with a three spoked, black steering wheel on top. In center of steering wheel is a brass rounded bolt. A long threaded bolt extends down from steering wheel to a 38cm by 26cm square metal plate with gold paint detailing. Overall gold detailing on press.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-IRON-CAST; PAINT
Height
41
Width
38
Length
53
Diameter
Top: 31
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1972.0090.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
The press is big, black and has a round steering wheel device, mounted on a flat surface. Two of the sides have two screw holes each so it can be mounted to a surface. 'Stanford' is written on the top of the press in yellow and red.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PRINTING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
The press is big, black and has a round steering wheel device, mounted on a flat surface. Two of the sides have two screw holes each so it can be mounted to a surface. 'Stanford' is written on the top of the press in yellow and red.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Height
35
Width
27
Length
43
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1971.34.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
Black and Gold Stamp impression press. Large black curved handle is pulled towards the body of the press to push down the impression. The stamp is round and written on it is "Canadian Brotherhood of railway transport and general workers. Local NO. 93." A piece of paper or material is slid between t…
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Manufacturer
The Pitchard-Andrews Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR COMMUNICATION
Sub-Category
PRINTING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Black and Gold Stamp impression press. Large black curved handle is pulled towards the body of the press to push down the impression. The stamp is round and written on it is "Canadian Brotherhood of railway transport and general workers. Local NO. 93." A piece of paper or material is slid between the two impression panels and the handle is pulled, leaving a circular impression on the page.
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Width
5
Length
12.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Measurements of the base. Actual stamp has a diameter of 4cm.
Accession No.
2017.69.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

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