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Indestructible mailbox
After losing mailbox after mailbox to vandals, farm wife Emilie Lorenzi, Lancanster, Ohio, finally decided there had to be some-thing better than the tin boxes she could buy at the local farm supply store. So she went down to a nearby library to do some re-search and read about a special "cross-link" plastic material that bounces back to shape when hit.
She bought some of the material and built a box by hand, putting an extra door on the back of the mailbox so she could open it up without stepping into the road. Her friends and neighbors liked it so much they asked her to make boxes for them. Soon, Emilie hired a manufacturing plant to custom-make the mailboxes for her.
The box was recently tested by David Horowitz on the consumer TV show "Fight Back". It was compared against a $4.00 tin box and a $200 mailbox, billed as indestructible. Emilie's mailbox was the only one to survive the tests - even after it was run over by an earth mover weighing 100,000 lbs. it bounced back to its original shape.
She has been selling an average of 3,000 mailboxes a month by mail order and recently built a new warehouse on her farm. Two-door model sells for $44.95; one-door model for $39.95. Shipping extra. Avail-able in 6 colors. Hand-painted models with pigs, chickens, or other farm animals or crops, cost $10 extra.
For more information, contact FARM SHOW Followup, Emilie Lorenzi, Country Wise, 5125 Duffy Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130 (ph 800 669-0025 or 614 687-4714).


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1991 - Volume #15, Issue #6