Who invented the letter drop mailbox?

Answer An African American from Boston, Massachusetts, named Phillip Downing invented the letter drop mailbox on October 27, 1891. Downing's mailboxes were placed on the streets in town, making it more co... Read More »

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What is a drop mailbox?

A drop mailbox is one of the basic collection and delivery units used by the U.S. Postal Service. Anyone who receives mail uses a drop mailbox.FunctionThe drop mailbox is a unit used by the postal... Read More »

Can I Send A Letter In Any Envelope Via Mailbox?

To be eligible for the price of a letter, envelopes must be:Rectangular At least 3-1/2 inches high x 5 inches long x 0.007 inch thick. No more than 6-1/8 inches high x 11-1/2 inches long x 1/4 inch... Read More »

Can a home owners association put a letter in your mailbox?

The association can use the USPS to deliver material to your mailbox. Using the mailbox for other an official USPS services, may be a violation of the federal laws covering the use of USPS assets. ... Read More »

Who invented the mailbox?

The first mailbox was invented in 1653 by Renouard De Valayer of Paris. The first U.S. mailbox came along in 1858, invented by Albert Potts. Later still, Philip Downing added a lid for protection t... Read More »