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Address – Just Jot It January


Address – Just Jot It January

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 26th, 2018


Your prompt for January 26th, 2018, brought to you by my fellow old-commercial enthusiast, John Holton, is “Address.” Use it any way you’d like in your post. And make sure you visit John at his blog, “The Sound of One Hand Typing,” to read his post and say hi! Here’s his link:  https://thesoundofonehandtyping.wordpress.com/


There were a couple of jobs I had back in the 1960s, in which I got to use lots of office machines. One of those machines was the address-o-graph.

It was used to stamp addresses of people and business places onto envelopes. There were small, rectangular metal plates having the addresses embossed into the metal.  I would load these into the machine, put in a stack of envelopes, and then operate the machine. As each one was done, the metal plate would go to the next one, and a new envelope would be ready to stamp.

We did hundreds of these for mass mailings, and the machine made it much easier and faster than handwriting all those addresses. It was fun to use the machine, too.


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