ThumbnailsNumber of HolesMissing PinsTotal CountOn CoverEarliest UsageLatest UsageCompanyCityCommentsDetails
Details 9NONE96 11 2/4/19102/14/1911Spencer Trask & Co.NYThere was some 1909 usage by Review Of Review on this pattern. Most likely a deomonstration machine. Eventually sold to Spencer Trask & Co., an investment banking company. Best known for financing Edison's electric light bulb.1
Details 912 7/1/19107/1/1910Spencer Trask & Co.NYThis very rare pattern has been associated with Spencer Trask. I'm not sure why ? . They continued to show usage of Des 90-1 after the Des 90-2 reported date of 7/1/1910. Must have been reported on cover at one time. Possible blind perf ?? I'd like to see one.2
Details 9336 4 5/16/19106/01/1910Smith Gray & Co.NYSmith Gray & Co. was a NY clothing retailer. Very scarce on cover.3
Details 941   Unknown Very rare, user unknown. Sold in Perfins Club auction 11/1977. 4
Details 9519 5 11/13/19091/7/1910Hill Publishing Co.NYThis is a scarce pattern. Though it's linked to Hill Publishing, because covers are known. I suspect it was actually a demonstration machine that Schermack used to market their product. Hill Publishing bought a Schermack Mailing Machine with pattern 6-8-9 on or about 1/8/1910 and continued using it into 1911.5
Details 9739 4 4/9/19106/15/1910Brunswick-Balke-CollenderNYManufacturer of recreational equipment. Billiards tables, record players, bars and back bars. With the threat of prohibition they expanded their operation to bowling lanes and equipment. Very rare on cover. This pattern is also known on two John Wanamaker covers, April 1910, prior to a known Brunswick cover. Wanamaker had already purchased control pattern 5689, but reported covers show a time gap in this period that may indicate mechanical problem. 6