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Safe Guard, Inc., Check Writer, Insant Model H - $50 (White Springs)

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Safe Guard Inc., Lansdale, PA
model name / number: Check Writer, Instant Model-H
Almost as soon as ‘checks’ came into use, criminals began altering them in a wide variety of ways. In response to the altering of checks by criminals, a number of measures were employed to eliminate the problem, including the use of security inks and paper, adding legends to checks that limited the amounts, adding numerical grids which identified the amount of checks, as well as check background designs that facilitated detection. However, the first known mechanical check writer appeared in 1869. Numerous companies sprung up immediately thereafter.

One company, Safe Guard Inc. of Lansdale, PA, began producing check writers. As one would have it, criminals continued to derive ingenuous ways to subvert check writer security. As a result check writer companies, including Safe Guard, continued innovating new and more advanced check writer security features and developing new models. In the early 1900’s Safe Guard released its newly patented Check Writer, Instant Model – H, one of the most secure mechanical check writers of the time. It sold for $92.50 plus shipping and handling.

This unit, serial number C-2677-H is an excellent example. It’s well used, but fully operational. It needs new foot pads, ink and some TLC. It’s old and sold as is. $50 or Best Offer.

post id: 7753098182

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