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The Early Universal Machine Cancellations: Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls used an International machine until October 21, 1912. According to the Reports of the Auditor General, Niagara Falls then rented a Model B Universal machine at $150/annum (in the report for year ending March 31, 1913, the Niagara Falls Universal was not mentioned; it first appeared in the report for the year ending March 31, 1915, as a one year rental beginning April 1, 1914. The beginning date is thus in doubt.). This rental continued until replaced by the new contract on July 1, 1919.

The dater hub is about 22mm in diameter, and its right side is about 8-9mm from the start of the obliterator. Some variations in the shape of the lines of the obliterator seem to exist.

7-line wavy -~- EKU: 1913-04-16 (1035), LKU: 1918-04-11 (1337)

APR 16 19138:30 AM1¢ postcard to Niagara Falls
JUN 18 19139 AM1¢ postcard to Attercliffe Station
JUL 24 19136 PM1¢ postcard to Burlingame CA
AUG 18 19138 PM1¢ postcard to Toronto
SEP 20 19139 AMpostcard from Chatham
JUN 26 19159:30 AM2¢ postcard to St. Louis MO
NOV 29 191512 M3¢ letter to Los Angeles, Niagara Stamp Co. corner
OCT 2 19166 PM3¢ letter to Hamilton, Customs stationery
NOV 5 19173 PM3¢ letter to Chicago
APR 8 19183 PM3¢ letter to Hamilton ON
APR 11 19187 AM3¢ letter to Hamilton