If during the auction the auctioneer considers that a dispute has arisen he has absolute discretion to settle the dispute or re-offer the lot. As the Company is an auctioneer, all goods delivered to the Company's premises will be deemed to be delivered for sale by auction unless otherwise stated in writing and will be catalogued and sold at the Company's discretion and accepted by the Company subject to all the Sale Conditions. The Company will in certain circumstances undertake the collection of goods. In the event of such a sale by private treaty the Conditions of Sale applicable to a buyer governing the auction will apply. Items below an estimate value of £60 will not carry a reserve. The vendor gives the Company full and absolute right to photograph and illustrate any lot placed in its hands for sale and to use such photographs and illustrations and any photographs provided by the vendor at any time at its absolute discretion (whether or not in connection with the auction). Cheques drawn by third parties, whether in the Company's favour or requiring endorsement, will not and cannot be accepted.The auctioneers may only re-offer if a bidder contests a matter immediately, and before the offering of the next lot (c) Each lot is put up for sale subject to any reserve price placed by the vendor. The company disclaims responsibility for the default by either the buyer or the vendor because it acts as agent for the vendor only and therefore does not pay out to the vendor until the payment is received from the buyer. In the event of a sale by Private Treaty, both vendor and buyer agree to be bound by the General and any Special Conditions of the sale. By delivering the goods to the Company for inclusion in their auction sales each vendor acknowledges that he or she has accepted and agreed to be bound by all these Conditions. Vendor accounts settled within 28 days of the sale except in circumstances laid out in 22 (b) below. In accordance with Money Laundering Regulations, the company is not able to accept High Value Payments (HVP's).- Google Books Patent US10947 - MACHINE FOB - Google Patents Edmondson’s ticket printing and/or dating machines were probably used in every country which had passenger railways. Edmonson, as stamped on the Buffalo machine, is wrong in this context.The first production machines were made in Salford in the shadow of the engine sheds of the pioneering Liverpool & Manchester Railway.Successful buyers may collect lots in person, or arrange for posting and packing through Mailboxes Etc Worcester Branch. (c) All statements, whether printed in the catalogue or made orally, as to any of the matters set out in (b) above are statements of opinion only and are not to be taken as being or implying any warranties or representations of fact by the Company, unless they have been instructed in writing by the vendor so to certify, and in such case the Company does so as agent of the vendor and is not itself responsible for such claims. Unless otherwise instructed in writing, all goods on the Company's premises and in its custody will be held insured against the risks of theft following forcible entry, but not against accidental breakage or damage for which insurance the Company will charge a premium of 1.5% Vat if the vendor so instructs us. (b) If bidding does not reach the stated reserve, then the item will be offered to the highest bidder at the reserve price, or, at our discretion, at a figure within 10% below the agreed reserve at the vendor's expense. Legal title will not pass to the buyer until the lot(s) has been paid for in full and the Company shall be entitled to a lien on any sold until the purchase price is paid in full, but each lot is at the sole risk of the buyer from the fall of the hammer. Every bidder shall be deemed to act as principal unless it is agreed with the company that he acts as an agent on behalf of a named principal. All purchases shall be paid for and removed at the buyer's risk and expense.
Originally the machine served its purpose at the main train station of Darmstadt (Germany, Hessen).
Since then I found most of my questions answered with Google search. Is it odd to me how the spelling varies with or without the 2nd 'd'. I would have though they would be more careful about the language.
The informative brass tag reads: EDMONSONs RAILROAD TICKET DATING PRESS MAY 23 rd 1854 BY BAILEY BUFFALO No 883 It appears these device was used to date tickets at a RR station. Now, this one is marked bailey and this refers to George Bailey, of Grand truck rail road office in Buffalo New York.
Details from such must be clearly written on the back of any cheque.
I posted this on another forum and did not get any responces.
I would like to get at least one, confirmation these little presses were used across the USA, as well as British.