Schermack Duplex Stamp Vendor

Schermack Products Corp. 1930's

This is one of many models of stamp machine made by Schermack. Many of their models are unlike other stamp machines because they sell stamps right from the roll rather than in small cardboard or paper folders. This presented a problem when making a vending machine because allowing the customer to tear their own stamps off of the vended portion of the roll could lead to jamming or half torn stamps. Schermack solved this problem by inventing a cutting mechanism that would automatically cut the vended stamps from the roll for the customer.

This particular model is the big brother to the single unit. It uses the same mechanism to vend the stamps, there are simply two complete mechanisms housed in a single case. Other than the glass sides and top the case is made entirely of thick cast iron. This has to be among the top 5 heaviest tabletop machines that I own.

This machine is all original and in excellent condition. You can't see it very well in the picture but etched in the front glass it reads "Schermack Sanitary Stamp Selling Machine Detroit".