History of Post Office Mechanization
Nick Poppenk

The Presentation


Table of Contents
                    Preface
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Slide 001 - Title Page

Chapter 2 - (Much) Earlier Mechanization
Slide 002 - The first CDS Handstamps
Slide 003 - The Duplex Cancel
Slide 004 - The Squared Circle Cancel
Slide 005 - Squared Circle Variations
Slide 006 - Rapid Cancellation Machines
Slide 007 - U.S. Machines
Slide 008 - Postal Districts and Zones
Slide 009 - Transorma Sorting Machine
Slide 010 - A Transorma Cover
Slide 011 - Tagged Stamps and SEFACAN

Chapter 3 - Setting the Stage
Slide 012 - Rising Postal Volume
Slide 013 - Consultants >> Implementation
Slide 014 - Themes to Support a New System
Slide 015 - U.S. Zip Code
Slide 016 - U.K. Postcode
Slide 017 - Components of the Postcode
Slide 018 - Postcode Complexity Problem
Chapter 4 - The Canadian Approach
Slide 019 - Canadian Approach
Slide 020 - Components of the Postal Code
Slide 021 - Geographic Logic in the Letters
Slide 022 - Sally Tunnicliff's BNA Topics Articles
Chapter 5 - Implementation Begins
Slide 023 - Codes Assigned April 1, 1971
Slide 024 - Codes Appear in Different Places
Slide 025 - Your Code is in the Mail
Slide 026 - Mail Handling Flow Chart
Slide 027 - Objectives and Seeds of Confrontation
Slide 028 - Coding Consoles
Slide 029 - Group Desk Suite (il)
Slide 030 - Early Bar Codes
Slide 031 - Coding Start Dates
Slide 032 - City Letters Added to Coder ID
Slide 033 - City ID Letters

Chapter 6 - Encouragement Begins
Slide 034 - P.O. Educates the Corporate Clients
Slide 035 - Postal Users Conferences
Slide 036 - Coding Clients' Mail Lists
Slide 037 - Advice Labels
Slide 038 - Slogan Cancels
Slide 039 - Slogan Cancels (2)
Slide 040 - Slogan Cancels (3)
Slide 041 - U.K. Slogan Cancels
Slide 042 - U.K. Slogan Cancels (2)
Slide 043 - U.K. Slogan Cancels (3)
Slide 044 - U.K. Slogan Cancels (4)
Slide 045 - U.S. Slogan Cancels
Slide 046 - Delayed Delivery
Slide 047 - Delayed Delivery (2)
Slide 048 - Delayed Delivery (3)
Slide 049 - Postal Stationery
Slide 050 - Stamp Booklets
Slide 051 - CDS Identify Loss
Slide 052 - CDS Identify Loss (2)
Slide 053 - CDS Identify Loss (3)
Slide 054 - Skill Testing Question
Slide 055 - North Bay Code Range
Slide 056 - Commemorate Stamp
Slide 057 - Postal Codes on a Disk
Chapter 7 - Discouragement Begins
Slide 058 - Boycott the Code
Slide 059 - Boycott the Code (2)
Slide 060 - Boycott the Code (3)

Chapter 8 - Bar Coding
Slide 061 - Bar Coding Automated
Slide 062 - Pink Bar Codes from OCRs
Slide 063 - Cracking the Bar Code
Slide 064 - Key to the Code
Slide 065 - Bar Code Example N2G 4N2
Slide 066 - OCR Machine IDs
Slide 067 - Pink AND Yellow Bar Codes
Slide 068 - OCR Machines Not Perfect
Slide 069 - 1980 Sampling of Printed Covers
Slide 070 - Another Example
Slide 071 - 1980 Sampling Table 2
Slide 072 - Bar Coding Color Dates

Chapter 9 - Stick 'N' Tick and Greet More Periods
Slide 073 - Stick 'N' Tick Labels
Slide 074 - First Day Nov 21 1983
Slide 075 - Label Varieties
Slide 076 - Disputes about Usage
Slide 077 - Earlier Non-Christmas Usage
Slide 078 - 1984 Year 2 Trial
Slide 079 - Greet More 1985 Year 1
Slide 080 - Greet More 1986
Slide 081 - Greet More 1986 Example
Slide 082 - Greet More 1986 Fun
Slide 083 - Greet More 1986 Shortpaid
Slide 084 - Greet More 1987 Boxes + Matrix
Slide 085 - Orange Ink vs. Pink
Slide 086 - More Orange Ink 1990 & 1992
Slide 087 - The "American Question"
Slide 088 - Canada is "00"
Slide 089 - Greet More 1992
Slide 090 - Late Use of Yellow
Slide 091 - Greet More 1995 Last Year
Chapter 10 - Video Encoding Suites "VES"
Slide 092 - Coding on Envelope Back, Too
Slide 093 - Early Implementation - Hamilton
Slide 094 - VES Tagging Variations
Slide 095 - Rapid Introduction of VES Tagging
Slide 096 - Endless Sorting Fun

Chapter 11 - In Retrospect: A Good Idea?
Slide 97 - Postal Volumes
Slide 98 - Postal Employees
Slide 99 - Postal Labour Efficiency
Slide 100 - Postal Labour Cost
Slide 101 - 37 million Pieces of Mail
Slide 102 - END

Chapter 12 - Recent Developments
Slide 103 - Faint orange bar code
Slide 104 - 4-State Bar Codes
Slide 105 - 4-State Bar Codes (2)
Slide 106 - 4-State on Return Label
Slide 107 - 4-State Examples
Slide 108 - 4-State with Ink-Jet
Slide 109 - Foreign 4-State