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The Early Universal Machine Cancellations: Ottawa

Following the trials, an electric Type III Universal was installed on August 10, 1912. Later, on October 1, 1917, a second Type III was installed, but the rental appears to have ended December 31, 1917. (These dates refer to the rental contracts appearing in the Auditor General's reports.)

The Ottawa International machine has been recorded used until Aug 29, 1913. It is recorded back in use Aug 1, 1918. Note that Ottawa Internationals also exist throughout this period with FREE (SSM-55b) as the obliterator, but this presumably was an additional machine.

However, more than one dater hub exists far before 1917. So far however, we have not seen overlapping use. We define the following dater hub types.

Type A
1912-14
Type B
1914-16
Type C
1916-17
Type D
1917-18
Type E
1919

Clicking on any of the cancel images below will reveal tables of recorded covers.

7-line wavy, Type A dater -~- EKU: 1912-08-19 (319), LKU: 1912-10-25 (1337)

DateTimeNotesOwnership
AUG 19 191210 AM1¢ postcard to Point Comfort QC
SEP 20 19129 PM1¢ postcard to March Hurst ON
SEP 211 PM1¢ postcard to Regina
SEP 25 19128 PM1¢ postcard to Calgary
SEP 26 191210 AM1¢ postcard to Trenton ON
OCT 3 191210 PM1¢ postcard to Ottawa
OCT 5 19123 PM2¢ letter to Victoria, Chateau Laurier stationery
OCT 15 19128 PM3¢ letter to Canal Zone
OCT 25 19127:30 PM2¢ letter, Queen City Oil corner

7 bars, Type A dater -~- EKU: 1912-11-05 (1337), LKU: 1912-11-07 (319)

DateTimeNotesOwnership
NOV 5 19128 PM1¢ postcard to Cresswell
NOV 6 19123 PM2¢ letter to Warsaw NY
NOV 7 191210 AM1¢ postcard to Sprucedale ON

7-line wavy, Type A dater -~- EKU: 1912-11-08 (1337), LKU: 1913-03-31 (1337)

DateTimeNotesOwnership
NOV 8 19123 PM2¢ letter to Foxcroft ME
NOV 12 191210 AM1¢ postcard to Beachburg ON
DEC 16 19124 PM1¢ postcard to Cornwall ON
JAN 11 19132 PM2¢ letter, Imperial Oil corner
MAR 31 19136 PM2¢ letter, Imperial Oil corner

7 bars, Type A dater -~- EKU: 1913-07-03 (319), LKU: 1913-07-29 (319)

DateTimeNotesOwnership
JUL 3 19139 PM1¢ postcard to Peterboro
JUL 11 191310 PM1¢ postcard to Potsdam NY
JUL 1211 AM1¢ postcard to Randolph NY
JUL 16 19135 PM1¢ postcard to Adams Center NY
JUL 16 19136 PM2¢ letter, Imperial Oil corner
JUL 21 19132 PM1¢ postcard to Grotin VT
JUL 22 191310 PM2¢ postcard to Cardiff UK
JUL 29? 19133 PM1¢ postcard to Wiarton ON
JUL 29 19135 PMpostcard to Lochaber Bay QC

1913 C-915 slogan, Type A dater -~- EKU: 1913-07-30 (1456), LKU: 1913-09-11 (1337)

DateTimeNotesOwnership
JUL 31 191312 AMpostcard to Utica NY
AUG 4 19139 PM1¢ postcard to Cleveland OH
AUG 14 19133 PM1¢ postcard to York PA
AUG 19 191310 PM1¢ postcard to Abercorn QC
AUG 28 19138 PM1¢ postcard to NY
SEP 5 19136 PM1¢ postcard to Elmira NY
SEP 115 PM1¢ postcard to Belgium
SEP 11 19138 PM1¢ postcard to Iroquois

7 bars, Type A dater -~- EKU: 1913-09-15 (1337), LKU: 1913-10-08 (1035)

DateTimeNotesOwnership
SEP 15 191310 PM1¢ postcard to Valleyfield
SEP 17 191312 PM1¢ postcard to Montreal
SEP 19? 19131¢ postcard to Golden Lake ON
SEP 19? 19133 PM1¢ postcard to Belleville NY
SEP 24 19136 PM1¢ postcard to Natural Bridge NY
SEP 28 191310 PM1¢ postcard to St. Catharines ON
OCT 1 19134 PM1¢ postcard to Prescott
OCT 6 19133 PM1¢ postcard to St. John NB
OCT 8 191310 AM1¢ postcard to Brockville

7-line wavy, Type A dater -~- EKU: 1913-12-12 (319), LKU: 1914-02-24 (628)

DateTimeNotesOwnership
DEC 12 19136 PM1¢ postcard to Lachute QC
FEB 19 19148 PM1¢ postal card to Ottawa
FEB 24 19145 PM2¢ letter to Pittsburgh PA

7-line wavy, Type B dater -~- EKU: 1914-12-03 (1337), LKU: 1916-03-25 (1337)

DateTimeNotesOwnership
DEC 3 19141 PMOHMS post card
APR 16 19155 PM3¢ letter to Winnipeg
MAY 22 19157 PM2¢ postcard to Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue QC
JUN 15 19153 PM3¢ letter to Saginaw MI, Bank of Ottawa corner
SEP 17 19157 PM2¢ postage due letter
DEC 10 19156 PM3¢ letter to Prescott, McFarlane-Douglas corner
DEC 15 19153 PM2¢ post card to Jersey
DEC 27 19156 PM3¢ letter to Baltimore, Pritchard-Andrews corner
MAR 25 191610 PM3¢ letter to Prescott, Devlin corner
APR 26 191610 PM3¢ letter to Teignmouth UK

1916 C-915 slogan, Type B dater -~- EKU: 1916-06-07 (1035), LKU: 1916-09-04 (1456)

DateTimeNotesOwnership
JUN 7 191610 PM3¢ letter to Prescott
JUN 277 PM2x4
JUN 28 191610 PM2x4
JUL 27 191610 AM3¢ letter to Valcartier Camp
AUG 412 AM3¢ letter to Palmyra
AUG 15 191610 AM2¢ postcard to Ottawa
AUG 23 19161 PM3¢ letter to Ottawa
SEP 48 PM2x4

7-line wavy, Type B dater -~- EKU: 1916-10-12 (1337), LKU:

DateTimeNotesOwnership
OCT 12 19168 PM3¢ letter to Prescott

7-line wavy, Type C dater -~- EKU: 1916-12-26 (1337), LKU:

DateTimeNotesOwnership
DEC 26 191610 PM3¢ letter to Galt

1917 P-115 slogan, Type C dater -~- EKU: 1917-01-08 (1035), LKU: 1917-01-19 (628)

DateTimeNotesOwnership
JAN 8 191710 AM2¢ letter to Ottawa
JAN 15 191710 AM3¢ letter to Princeton NJ
JAN 19 19171 PM3¢ letter to Smiths Falls

1917 H-605 [25-3] flag, Type C dater -~- EKU: 1917-02-12 (1035), LKU: 1917-05-18 (319)

DateTimeNotesOwnership
1¢ letter to Smiths Falls [THIRD CLASS USE]
FEB 127 PM2¢ postcard to Fort William
MAR 34 PM2x4
MAR 94 PM3¢ letter to Prescott, McAuliffe-Davis corner
MAR 1910 PM2¢ postcard to Kingston
MAR 206 PM2x4
APR 263 PM3¢ letter to UK
APR 2610 PM2¢ postcard to Kingston
MAY 18 PM2x4
MAY 71 PM3¢ letter to Montreal
MAY 118 PM3¢ letter to Montreal
MAY 1710 PM3¢ letter to Hanover PA
MAY 1810 AM2¢ postcard
MAY 188 PM3¢ letter to Prescott, Devlin corner

7-line wavy, Type C dater -~- EKU: 1917-05-28 (1337), LKU: 1917-11-12 (1035)

DateTimeNotesOwnership
MAY 28 191710 AM3¢ letter to Renfrew
JUL 27 19173 PM3¢ letter to Arnprior
AUG 24 19174 PM1¢ postal card to Philadelphia PA
AUG 25 19174 PM2¢ postcard to St. Johnsbury VT
SEP 5 191710 PM2¢ postal card to Montreal
NOV 12 19176 PM1¢ postal card to Ottawa

7-line wavy, Type D dater -~- EKU: 1917-11-27 (1337), LKU: 1918-02-28 (1035)

DateTimeNotesOwnership
NOV 27 19177 PM3¢ letter to Pellisier QC, Ault corner
DEC 19 19174 PM3¢ letter to Madison WI
JAN 11 19183 PM3¢ letter West Chazy NY
FEB 28 19188 PM1¢ postal card to Ottawa

1918 C-915 slogan, Type D dater -~- EKU: 1918-08-17 (1035), LKU: 1918-09-11 (1337)

DateTimeNotesOwnership
AUG 17 19186 PM3¢ letter to Toronto, YMCA corner
AUG 23 191810 PM2¢ drop letter, Continental Bag corner
SEP 1 191810 PM3¢ letter to Detroit MI
SEP 3 19186 PM2¢ letter, Bates corner
SEP 6 19184 PM2x4
SEP 9 191811 AM3¢ letter to Toronto
SEP 11 19187 PM2¢ postal card to Montreal

7-line wavy, Type D dater -~- EKU: 1918-10-02 (1337), LKU:

DateTimeNotesOwnership
OCT 2 19184 PM3¢ letter to Hamilton
DEC 30 19183 PM2x4

7-line wavy, Type E dater -~- EKU: 1919-01-02 (628), LKU:

DateTimeNotesOwnership
JAN 2 191912 M3¢ letter to Yellow Grass SK

1919 B-790 slogan, Type E dater -~- EKU: 1919-03-08 (1337), LKU: 1919-06-25 (1035)

DateTimeNotesOwnership
MAR 8 19197 PMuprated postal card to Ottawa
MAR 30 19199 PM2¢ postcard to Warren RI
APR 8 191910 PM3¢ letter to Winchester
APR 15 19197 PM2x4
JUN 25 19199 PM3¢ letter to Almonte ON