ATM DISTRIBUTORS TYPE KLÜSSENDORF.
Used for the
first time in Germany in 1981, the distributors type KLÜSSENDORF
issue variable value stamps or ATMs
measuring 43 x 26 mm.
exists two types of KLÜSSENDORF distributors;
machines propose different programmed franking values, work with coins
and return also coins or ATMs. There are column distributors (as
the image) or small size distributors.
They are located
generally in the outside of the post offices, but also they are possible
to be found in the lobby or in other public spaces, so that the user can
ATMs (variable value stamps) at any time.
machines are used by postal clerks in Post Offices or Philatelic Services.
From each one
of this two main types there are also different models.
ATM distributor used by German Posts, with the ATM issue
feeding mechanism is by roll traction of labels - gummed papers that include
two circular holes, with that each printed ATM includes two semicircles
in the superior part and two more in the inferior one.
of the ATM always is in the used paper of security.
mall pillow of mechanical printing contains only wheels of digits
and the asterisk that can be used instead of the zero. There is also the
possibility of printing the number of the distributor.
exist a control number to the back that indicates the number of
stamps that still are in the machine. As the coils are of 2,000 labels,
the first number obtained is the 2,000 and last one, 5.
The German firm KLÜSSENDORF
stopped their production at the end of '90s because financial problems.
From 1992 the also German
company NAGLER have been developed some models of ATM distributors
with similar technology and characteristics, but they also had very important
financial problems and slump at the end of August 2001.
The new company
continue with the commercial activity of older NAGLER.
manufacturers : Epelsa -
- Klüssendorf - Mobba
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