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Publication numberUS1137740 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 4, 1915
Filing dateMar 23, 1914
Priority dateMar 23, 1914
Publication numberUS 1137740 A, US 1137740A, US-A-1137740, US1137740 A, US1137740A
InventorsAlbert Challeen
Original AssigneeAlbert Challeen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combination mail and parcel-post box.
US 1137740 A
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Patented May 4, 1915.

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Patented May a, was.

Application filed March 23, 1914. Serial No. 826,495.

To cll'whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ALBERT CHALLEEN,

residing at 701 University avenue southeast, in the city of Minneapolis, county of Hennepin, and State of Minnesota, haveinvented a new and useful Improvement in Combination Mail and Parcel-Post Boxes, of which the following is a specification.

Thepresent invention relates to improvegient in a combination mail and parcel post The object. of this device is to provide a safe and serviceable receptacle for United States mail and parcel post, especially adapted to the needs of persons living along the rural free delivery routes, where it may be attached to apost or otherwise secured near the roadway within convenient reach of the mail carrier.

For a full understanding of the present invention, reference is to be had to the following description and the accompanying drawing and specifications.

- Figure 1 is a transverse section of the receptacle taken at about the line.8'8 Fig. 2 showing the mail and parcels compartments and embodying the present invention. Fig. 2 is a front view showing the doorsto the diflerent compartments and the general shape and arrangement of the mail and parcels compartments. Fig. 3 is a sectional View showing the doors partially opened and exhibiting the method of hinging whereby practically weather proof joints are obtained. Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the door to the upper compartment showing its construction in detail. Number 1 refers to the straight'front portion of the door, numher -1 refers to the flanges throughywhich the rivets 6 on which the door is pivoted pass, and number 1 refers to the bottom of the door turned up so as to present a convex surface on its lower side, which moves in a concave depression or groove in the rigid partition numbered 10. Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the door to the lower compartment showing its construction in detail. Number 3 refers to the straight outer portion of the door to the lower or parcel compartment, and number 3 refers to the flanges through which the rivets 7 on which the door is pivoted pass.

Throughout the following detailed description and on the several fi res of the drawings, similar parts are re erred to by like reference characters.

Specifically describing the said combination mail and parcel post box as constructed in accordance with m invention, the numeralsl, 1 and 1 designate the door to the upper or mail compartment, 1 referring to the straight front portion 1" referring to the curved portion articulating with the socket or groove in the bottom or partition 10 between the mail and parcel post compartments, 1' refers to the flanges of the door 'moving against the sides of the rece tacle.

In closing the door 1 swings on'the plvot 6, until the rounded edgeof 1 strikes the ridge 4 which extends across the arched roof of the mail com artment and revents further movement, 1 1s then engage and held closed by the notched spring 5.

Numeral 3 refers to the straight portion of l the door to the lower or parcel compartment with flanges 3 which move against the sides of the lower compartment. In opening the door 3 swingsupward on pivot 7, and when closed the upper edge of the door is pressed against the overlapping portion of wall 2, and the lower end of the door makes contact with the bottom 9 in which position it is held by its own weight.

I am now aware that prior to my invention combination mail boxes adapted for mail and parcels-h'ave been made, having an upper and lower chamber separated by a rigid partition forming the bottom and the top of the upper and lower chambers respectively and having hinged doors opening at the end of said chambers, I do not therefore claim such combination broadly; but

I claim:

1. The combination, in a mail and parcel post box having a rigid middle partition with a groove or concave depression separating the upper, mail compartment, and the lower parcel compartment, of an upper door with convex bottom articulatlng or moving in the groove or concave depression in the said rigid partition, "when swung up or down on its pivots, producing a practically weatherproof hinge substantially as described.

when swung open or shut said convex surface moves 1n the groove or depresslon m 10 the said rigid partition substantlally as do scribed.



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U.S. Classification232/45, 232/24
Cooperative ClassificationA47G29/1209