Saturday, March 04, 2006

Punched Pennies




A while ago I learned how to use the Addressograph I scored from a folded local paper.
It's a machine that presses characters (addresses) into dog tag like bits of metal that are then put into another machine that prints out the labels for magazine/newspaper subscriptions.
I make 'lucky' pennies, pressing four letter words into pennies for a small fee.
Scanning the pennies, though, is tricky...the words are sunken not raised AND they look way better than this in real life.
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3 comments:

Geof Huth said...

Billy,

Interesting. I decided not to take an offered Addressograph once, but I took on a couple thousand metal Addressograph plates, which I occasionally use as pages for metalic poems. But I punch them one letter at a time.

You can see part of one of these here:

http://qbdp.blogspot.com/2004/12/half-alphabet-of-cards-on-this-site.html

Geof

Marie-Elaine said...

That's pretty sweet. Like, may I acquire one ?

Anonymous said...

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msl @ looseteeth.ca