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Advert for the Post Card & Stamped Letter Public Supply Company's automatic postal box

Advert for the Post Card & Stamped Letter Public Supply Company's automatic postal box

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Evan.7337

Item number: 7337

Genre: Leaflet

Automatic post boxes such as this were placed on station platforms and streets in the last decades of the 19th century. A customer would insert coins in a slot at the top of the box, and then select their post cards, stamps, envelopes or paper. Machinery inside the box would deliver the relevant item to the retractable drawers in the box's front panelling.

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