registers, Credit Balance (Descending) and Cumulative
Total (Ascending). The ascending register shows the
total amount of postage used and advances each time a
tape is printed. The descending register indicates the
balance of postage credit remaining in the meter and is
reduced each time a tape is printed. Use these numbers
at the beginning and ending of each business day to
compute the amount of postage sold.
Part 3: SETTING LEVERS. These levers are used to
set the amount of postage. The two Black levers are
used to make meter tapes for $.99 or less and the Red
levers are used for $1.00 up to $99.99.
Part 4: METER LIFTING HANDLE. Use this handle
to lift the meter head off the meter base or to remove it
from the meter head case.
Part 5: INDICATOR WINDOW. Exact amount of
postage that will be printed can be read easily in this
display window. After you have selected a postage
value, check that the correct amount will be printed by a
quick glance at the figures in the window.
Part 6: DATER COVER. The dater cover opens to
expose the date changing mechanisms.
incorporates a safety device that permits operation only
when the dater cover is completely closed. If the cover
is left open when the tape trip lever is depressed, a safety
device will lock the machine and prevent it from starting
the operating cycle.
Part 7: HIGH DENOMINATION BUTTON. When
you select postage of $1.00 or more, hold this red
button down while you depress the tape trip lever. This
feature prevents the unintentional printing of
Figure 8-7.An example of a postage meter base.