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Rural Free Delivery warded mailbox padlock

Description:

Brass warded lock with chain. The case front was marked "RFD" and the case back marked "MAIL" by the manufacturer. This lock was used to secure rural mailboxes on "RFD" routes.

Markings:
RFD (on lock) 8 / N (on handle)
Medium:
brass
Dimensions:
0.62 x 1.62 x 2.2 in (1.59 x 4.13 x 5.72 cm)
Museum ID:
1992.2002.676
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Glossary

  • Rural Free Delivery warded mailbox padlock
  • Conservation record image
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