1960's Paymaster check printer - $10 (Ocean View)

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Donola Dr.

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condition: fair
make / manufacturer: Paymaster Corp.

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This was used in the 60's & 70's by banks to print amounts on cashier's checks & money orders. They went electric in the 80's and now just use a standard printer. It is in unlocked working condition; I have no key. The ink ribbon is dried out (you can buy them on amazon) but it prints/engraves REGISTERED, The Sum up to the high five figures.

Often kept well out of sight in the backrooms of banks and the HR departments of small businesses, the nearly 15-pound Paymaster Check Writer had the heft and durability of a small burglary safe. Only, instead of storing cash in it, this magical machine produced its own money . . . in a manner of speaking.

As the name would suggest, a pull of the Paymaster’s handle activated an internal pressure bar and ink rollers, which then stamped down the monetary value (selected via the levers under “DOLLARS” and “CENTS”) on to an inserted blank check.

Devices like this were the integral conduits through which millions of paychecks and billions of dollars were distributed to workers for much of the mid-to-late 20th century. They were also the best friend of the business owner, as the tiny pin-point perforations the machine created in each check offered a useful defense against fraudsters.

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