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Here isa great original cast iron USPS mailbox
These boxes used to be mounted to buildings and posts and street corners all over town. Referred to as a "Drop Off" Mail Box. Very popular back in the day. The only date I can find on the box is a Patent date of April 1909 on the back bracket shown in the last picture. No date on the bottom or inside. These mailboxes were of two designs - one which had a large hingled opening on the side (like this one) and one with the opening on the front. I like the side opening better, makes for a cleaner look from the front. Most people remember these from the 1940's and 1950's, although the original design came out in the 1920's.
This mailbox was sandblasted inside and out then painted in original blue and red colors with white letters. Replacment super high-quality stickers applied. For this model there was never a bracket over "Letters", so no parts missing, no cracks, no welding, no filler. Both the "PULL DOWN" slot and side large package panel open with ease - no issues. The Pull Down slot is spring loaded to close after mail is place within.
Many of these mailboxeson are loaded with paint. The post office would come around and paint them often. The original color scheme wasred/blue. Later paint scheme was all has been stripped and repainted. Although cast iron when sand blasted will have some pit marks showing - it's the nature of cast iron, not as smooth as a stamped sheet metal car fender. One of these was recently reconditioned on History channels American Restoration with Rick Dale. I belive Rick charged the fellow $650 for the restoration
This mailbox is being sold with
I have a metal post for sale separately
$45 Flat Postage (I expect postage to be $65-75, offering to pick up part of the postage to reduce buyer's costs)
Overall Size is 20" Tall X 13" Wide x 10" Deep
Can legally be used for your home mailbox according to the United States Post Office
MADE IN USA