Methods Handbook: City Delivery Service Mechanization
City Delivery Service Mechanization
This is a Methods Handbook published and prepared by the Bureau of Operations of the U.S. Post Office Department on August 1, 1958. The mechanization of post offices began in 1956 when the U.S. Post Office Department began researching the coding systems of other countries and developing a system for the United States. The first semiautomatic parcel sorting machine was introduced that same year. The late 1950s also saw the use of the first American-built letter sorter, setting the stage for increased mechanization and automation in the 1960s and 1970s. This handbook centers mostly on postal vehicles and other pieces of equipment utilized to increase efficiency in mail delivery.
Original 44-page handbook, August 1, 1958: Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck.
Buck, Texann Ivy
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Digital reproduction of original 44-page handbook, August 1, 1958.
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Downtown Orlando Post Office Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida
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Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck
"Postal Mechanization and Early Automation." United States Postal Service. https://about.usps.com/publications/pub100/pub100_042.htm.