Rent a Dog Tag Machine in Indiana

May, 2004 - Kobie buys his first manual dog tag machine and Addressograph Graphotype Model G1.
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A persistent rumor is that debossed (imprinted with stamped in letters) dog tags were issued from World War II till the end of the Vietnam War and that currently the U.S. Armed Forces is issuing embossed (imprinted with raised letters) dog tags. In actuality, the U.S. Armed Forces issues dog tags with both types of imprinting, depending on the machine used at a given facility. The military issued 95% of their identification tags up until recently (within the past 10 years) with debossed text.
This machine makes Disney dog tags and is located in Future World at EPCOT in the Mouse Gear store.
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In reality, the notch was used with the Model 70 Hand Identification Imprinting Machine (a pistol-type imprinter used primarily by the Medical Department during World War II). American dogtags of the 1930s through 1970s were produced using a , in which characters are into metal plates. Some tags are still debossed, using earlier equipment, and some are embossed (with raised letters) on computer-controlled equipment. The automated laser-engraving dog tag machine at the local PetSmart store.
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Arkwood Products is an authorized distributor and service technician of Military Dog Tag Machines. Dog tag machines are used by all branches of the United States Military.Our line of dog tag machines range from manual, low volume to automatics high volume machines. We have GSA pricing available for all qualified purchasers.The Addressograph Graphotype machine is a silent icon - instantly recognizable by those who are familiar with the machine. Just the very sight of these machines has an almost magical and alluring effect on those who encounter them. The model 6300 Series Graphotypes are a work of mechanical art. Many a time when we have been selling dog tags in public have we had people stop and watch the machines in operation for up to an hour at a time. Most people are fascinated by the mechanics of the machine and the thought that went into the design and fabrication of the machines.The Addressograph Graphotype is an interesting animal. Many people will look at one of the machines and their first comment is, "I know what that is, it is a . . ."
A Linotype Machine
A Dog Tag Machine
A old electric typewriter
A computer punch card machine
A knife sharpenerMy father and I had been searching for a project that he and I could both do together as a father/son project. For several years we had hinted that selling dog tags might be fun. Selling dog tags seemed interesting to both of us and we decided to purchase a machine and give it a try.Dad and I took possession of dog tag machine March 13th, 2004. We literally bought it in the parking lot of a local gun show and loaded it right then and there into the back of the pickup truck. The machine was in good shape but needed some parts, adjustments and lots of cleaning before we could press it into service. After several years of searching for an affordable machine to make dog tags - in March of 2004 we were approached by a man that was selling his machine - my dad and I discussed it and bought our first dog tag machine, an Addressograph Graphotype 6341. Our 6341 is shown to the right as we received it with missing keys and parts, broken work light and covered in dirt and grime.Soon after taking possession of our first Addressograph we found that there was a lot more to dog tags or identification tags than just buying a machine and "punching" out dog tags. We found out the history of dog tags could fill volumes and that dog tags have become a part of our culture just like camouflage is to the military or scrubs are to the medical profession.