Skip to comments.Forged CBS Documents - PO Box 34567
Posted on 09/13/2004 3:30:40 PM PDT by DocFarmer
Just received this in an e-Mail message:
Another Point about CBS,
Zip code 77034 does not have and never has had PO Boxes. The closest Zip code in Houston with PO Boxes is 77032. PO Box 34567 Houston, Texas 77034 never existed in 1972
My company is in the data business and has the history on addresses.
Propostional spacing was introduced in 1980 with the Xerox Memorywriter which competed with the IBM Selectric. I wouldn't be so sure IBM didn't have a Times Roman font ball. They definitely didn't have it in proportinnal spacing.
I spent 28 years with Xerox in sales and sales training.
Superscript didn't become available until laser printers in 1984 with the HP Laser Jet.
Keep up the good work.
I FOUND THIS PO BOX LAST FRICKEN WEEK!!!! IT EXISTS AND BELONGS TO ASHLAND CHEMICAL IN HOUSTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*Ahem* Sorry for the yelling.
I thought some real and official documents used that PO Box?
the PO box showed up in actual documents...your beating a dead horse
No offense intended. :)
None taken. This is, after all, a search for the truth. Thanks for the assistance, folks!
As a result references to today's structures has little relevance to those in place back in "W"'s time.
Another item of note is that Post Office Caller Service, which also uses a POBox number address format, was non-existent until 1975 when I pushed it to implementation with a major rewrite of USPS rules.
Many places adopted an ad hoc "Phantom Box" service. It was essentially "will call" service, but with a PO Box number address. No box was used. There were, of course, variations. Pittsburgh PA had about 15,000 physical boxes tied up to give "phantom box" numbers to major banks and businesses.
I straightend out all that nonsense in 1975.
Almost got fired for it too since the last thing a federal bureaucrat is allowed to do is correct a problem!
Yes they did use the zip code. it is right here
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