I believe 1746 is an older version of the Gestetner mailing label
embosser. It embossed metal tags with an address. The tags then went
into a printer device with a hopper for the stack of tags. As envelopes
fed from one tray, the tags fed from the hopper one-by-one, and the
envelopes were printed with the addresses.
It could be a dog-tag embosser. They looked a lot like the mailing
machines, and some of them were made by Gestetner, Royal, and Smith-
"Lloyd E. Sponenburgh" <lloydspinsidemindspring.com> fired this volley in
Close... it looks more like small-office version of a Graphotype, made by
It made the plates, then an Addressograph mailing machine printed the
("Any Boy or Girl can operate it.")
1747: high security box for handcuffs. The cuffs go inside and then a high
security padlock is fitted (often with the padlock being connected to a
chain thats worn around the waist like a belt)
Used for high-escape-risk prisoners when they are being transported (at
least in all the movies I have seen :)
1748 is a screw plate or threading plate. A sort of primitive threading die.
1750 is a template for filling out accident reports.
1751 is a cigar clipper.
And I think 1746 is for punching Addressograph stencils
Paul K. Dickman
"Lloyd E. Sponenburgh" <lloydspinsidemindspring.com> wrote in message
Yes, looks like you nailed it, I've had a really busy couple of days and
didn't have time for more than a quick search on some of the guesses, I
obviously missed this one. So once again they've all been answered
correctly, thanks for your help with the machine ID!
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