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Collection Mailbox Lock

Collection Mailbox Lock

Collection mailbox lock
Lever pouch padlock

Steel padlock developed by William Smith & Frederick Egge. The shackle front is marked "SMITH & EGGE MFG. Co." and the front body marked "U S / MAIL." This lock was adopted by the Post Office Department in 1880. It was used to secure mail deposited into a sidewalk collection mailbox.

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