Entries by addressing equipment

Addressing equipment may be used for addressing envelopes etc.; for heading forms, records and statements; for printing payable orders, cheques, etc.; and for printing constant information on pay lists and on schedules of payment. In addition to adding standard information to forms etc. the equipment can be used for ‘overprinting’, e.g. adding an address or details of a changed address. Multicolumn listing machines or those with automatic feeds introduce limitations on forms design and the advice of manufacturers should be sought.

Of the two types of addressing machine in general use, one reproduces from an embossed metal plate, and the other from a stencil cut by typewriter. Parts of the information embossed on metal plates can be printed separately, by ‘masking’ or by specially cut platens.

With embossed metal plates it is possible to take carbon copies of an impression. It is not possible to obtain carbon copies when using stencil-addressing equipment.

Line spacing and spaces for characters on the form should conform to that on the plate; the position of the entry spaces on the form should be considered in relation to the length of the printing-arm beneath which the form must be positioned to take the impression. If the distance between the entry space and the edge of the form exceeds the length of the printing-arm, the form has to be folded or rolled up.

As precision printing cannot always be guaranteed, where possible a reasonable latitude should be allowed in the entry space and ruled boxes avoided. The placing of the entry space should be as far from the bottom edge as possible.

A type of continuous stationery provides for the creation of an address stencil in the process of typing other documents, e.g. a set of invoice/advice notes. This stencil is then used to imprint addresses on packages or other documents.

Remark, blank field.
Date of Payment, blank field.
Typewriter printed:
OCTOBER 1960, 23, TRURO 4316.
£1. 6s. 3d.
Section with title  POST OFFICE TELEPHONES.
Telephone : PLYMOUTH 68060.
Telex : 45 201 (TELMAN PLYMOUTH).
Payment of this account is now due,
PROMPT PAYMENT will be much appreciated.
It helps to keep down the cost of the service.
Typewriter printed:
OCTOBER 1960, 23, TRURO 4316.
Totals section.
Local calls since last account: £1. 6s. 3d.
Trunk calls, etc. (superscript 1): 15s. 11d.
Rental 3 months in arrear? (superscript 2): £3. 0s. 0d.
Rental 3 months in advance? (superscript 2): £3. 0s. 0d.
Miscellaneous charges, (superscript 1): 10s. 0d.
Superscript 1: Statement enclosed.
Superscript 2: Including recurring charges for special directory entries and other services where appropriate.
Total: £7. 12s. 4d.
Accounts rendered Total, blank field.
Perforated line in the middle with repeated data on the right side.
Subscribers’ particulars are entered simultaneously in four places on this set of documents by one impression of the addressing plate. The two-ply form, edge gummed at the bottom, is printed on NCR paper and consists of a statement of account and counterfoil (top sheet) and ledger sheet and stub (bottom sheet). Perforations facilitate separation of the counterfoil from the statement and the stub from the ledger sheet
Army Form 1871 (Plsin)
Grade: 1.
Normal pay: 20.
National insurance: 3.
Quarters of rents: 4.
Normal pay: 5.
Address plate entries on several related forms. The complete impression of six lines is shown on the Earnings Record Form (bottom). The first line has been masked for the five line impression on the Clock Card (top left) and Pay Envelope (top right) from which the dates of birth and appointment etc. are also omitted. On the Pay Sheet (centre) an impression has been taken from the first line only
Stencils on a long rotating paper feed that is going through a large industrial addressing machine.
ABOVE: shaded rectangles represent a stencil in the address position
Box with 'Ship to' and arrow pointing blow to and empty spot where a person is stencilling an address.
Addressing stencil attached to continuous stationery; cut when typing basic data, enabling that data to be imprinted on a series of other documents