Just to let you know, they were not Mail Boxes, they were Drop Boxes used many years ago when the Letter Carriers Walked their Routes. They were located through out the towns and in the morning, after the mail was sorted, the carriers or a Clerk took the mail out and put in it the boxes. As the Letter Carriers walked their routes, they would "Tap" the Drop Boxes to pick up mail for a part of their route. They stopped using them when they went to mail jeeps for the carriers and got away from walking from the post office around their routes and back to the Post Office!LLB said:Turkey fryer burner.
The mail box was in my grandmother's garage for many years, I inhereted it when she passed away. Some family friend from years ago worked for the post office and had a bunch of them is all I know.
I hear now the post office has to destroy them because of lead paint.