# Perfin Image Cover Number of Holes Missing Pins City Company Total Count Comments Actions
1 9 NONE NY Review Of Reviews, Spencer Trask & Co. 98 There was some 1909 usage by Review Of Review on this pattern. Most likely a deomonstration machine. Eventually sold to Spencer Trask & Co., an investment banking company. Best known for financing Edison's electric light bulb.
2 9 1 NY Unknown 2 This very rare pattern has been associated with Spencer Trask. I'm not sure why ? . They continued to show usage of Des 90-1 after the Des 90-2 reported date of 7/1/1910. Must have been reported on cover at one time. Possible blind perf ?? I'd like to see one.
3 9 3 NY, Chicago Smith Gray & Co., National Fire Insurance Co. 36 Smith Gray & Co. was a NY clothing retailer. Very scarce on cover. Also known on a National Fire Insurance Company cover ??
4 9 4 Unknown 1 Very rare, user unknown. Sold in Perfins Club auction 11/1977.
5 9 5 NY Hill Publishing Co. 20 This is a scarce pattern. Though it's linked to Hill Publishing, because covers are known. I suspect it was actually a demonstration machine that Schermack used to market their product. Hill Publishing bought a Schermack Mailing Machine with pattern 6-8-9 on or about 1/8/1910 and continued using it into 1911.
6 9 7 NY Brunswick-Balke-Collender, John Wanamaker Co. 40 Manufacturer of recreational equipment. Billiards tables, record players, bars and back bars. With the threat of prohibition they expanded their operation to bowling lanes and equipment. Very rare on cover. This pattern is also known on three John Wanamaker covers, April 1910, prior to a known Brunswick cover. Wanamaker had already purchased control pattern 5689, but reported covers show a time gap in this period that may indicate mechanical problem. Perhaps this control pattern was owned by a mailing service and neither Brunswick or Wanamaker actually owned the Schermack Mailing Machine with this control pattern.
7 9 9 CHI Fidelity-Phenix Fire Insurance Company 112 Chicago based fire insurance company. Large unexplained 6 month gap in reported covers during 1911.
8 9 1-3 NY Cosmopolitan Magazine and related publications 80 Cosmopolitan Co. was a publisher and their control perfins are known on several of their publications. They began using control pattern 236 from 12/9/1909 until 2/9/1910. By 2/25/1910 they are known using control pattern 13. No idea why the switch, unless the first machine was a demo/loaner. The last known 13 cover is dated 5/2/1910. On 5/4/1910 a Cosmo cover shows pattern 137 indicating the 7 pin broke sometime between those dates.
9 9 1-4 NY Success Magazine 1 Pattern associated with Success, must have been reported on cover at one time.
10 9 1-7 Unknown 1 Sold in a Perfins Club auction 3/1978.