1988 - Volume #12, Issue #5, Page #31[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Lock box mailboxYou can seal your mail away from "grab and run" thieves with the new "Lock Box" mailbox invented by an Ohio inventor.
Lock Box is a standard-size mailbox that contains. a locking box inside. The postman slips letters through a slot in the locked box, which takes up about 35% of the available space, and puts newspapers, packages and magazines in the larger space above.
"You can put a lock on any mailbox but the mailman doesn't have to unlock this box. If the locked box fills up for any reason, the larger space above is still avail-able for mail," says Fred Phillippi, inventor.
Phillippi simply takes a conventional galvanized mailbox and fits it with the locked box made from 1/8-in. aluminum. It unlocks by key and comes with a decal re-minding your carrier to use the slot, which is 7 1/4 in. wide and 1 in. high with an inner lip to make it impossible to "fish" mail out through the slot.
Lock Box mailbox (8 by 9 by 21 in.) sells for $76.60. A larger size (11 by 13 by 23 in.) sells for $87.15. If your mailbox is in good condition, you can buy just the locking insert and install it yourself. The smaller size (for an 8 by 9-in. mailbox) sells for $53 and the large size (for an 11 by 13-in. box) sells for $62. All prices include shipping.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Lock Box, P.O. Box415, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681 (ph 216 852-4111 or 364-6193).
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