Pitney-Bowes Distributes Postage Stamps

on May 1, 2011

The father of the postage meter is Arthur Pitney, born in 1871 in Quincy (pop. 40,366), who received a patent in 1902 for the gadget. He and businessman Walter Bowes founded the Pitney-Bowes company, which in 1920 was granted an exclusive license to dispense postage.

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