addressograph

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Addressograph (trade name), from address + -o- + -graph

Noun[edit]

addressograph (plural addressographs)

  1. (historical) A device for producing mailing labels first produced in 1893, used in much of the 20th century.
    • 1920, New York (State). Governor, Public Papers of Governor, page 113
      The Secretary of State, upon the installation of the addressograph machines, was to reduce the temporary service.
    • 1942, United States Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations, Departments of State and Justice, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies, page 72
      The man that we are putting on for the addressograph work is for a service that has long been needed.
    • 1961-5, Metals Engineering Quarterly
      Addressograph equipment was selected. This particular addressograph application utilizes a split plate.