Japan's first postage stamp vending machine produced 1904(the 37th year of the Meiji era)
"Electriciteit"(friction generator)said to have been fabricated by Hiraga Gennai from 1776 to 1779. Designated as an important cultural asset.
Embossing Morse telegraph presented by the United States after the arrival in Japan of the black ships of Commodore Perry in 1854. Designated as an important cultual asset.
The picture entitled "Mail Handling" illustrates what postal windows and interior and exterior post-office operations were like in the Meiji era (1867-1912). The Industrial Arts section of the Department of Museums of the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce commissioned its production from Shinsai Shibata for exhibition at the New Orleans World Exposition held from December, 1884, until May, 1885.
The Breguet dial telegraph device was manufactured by the French firm of Breguet in the 19th century. By revolving the transmitting-device lever to indicate a desired letter, the needle on the receiving device rotates and the desired letter was indicated.