Mailbox Lock

Dublin Core

Title

Mailbox Lock

Alternative Title

Mailbox Lock

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Locks and keys--United States

Description

This is a neighborhood mailbox padlock from the post-World War II period. Its case and shackle are made of brass, opened by key, and uses a five-lever lock. It was a type of lock distributed by the U.S. Post Office Department to residents of Orlando for street letter boxes. The lock was assigned to letter box code number 49. By the 1950s, the following codes were withdrawn from service: 24, 37-43, 45-47, and 52-54.

Source

Original color digital image, September 2015: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1945-1949

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida.
Downtown Orlando Post Office Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

190 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Frye, Stephen
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Postal Antiques." Collectors Weekly. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/office/postal/stories.
"Postal Padlocks - United States": Street Letter Box - Numbered." Antique Padlocks. http://www.antique-padlocks.com/postal_us_slbl_numbered.htm.

Transcript

STREET LETTER BOX LOCK
UNITED STATES
49

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Original Format

1 color digital image

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