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Sept-.3, 1946- E. J. AxNlx 2,407,128 MAIL BOX ` Filed April 2e, V1945 2 sheets-sheet _1 Y »M2 ä vv4 25" [ l fd'l -..___ / 4L I MI A zo / /ÍÚ / /// ¿/ / / ___-____-4 ` í _ ./f / y _ . / . / . . lI Í( I \ ¿aya? ___'_/_______/„ »wf-ih' J` “f” ` ' , 'v f2.4' _Y L, "T24 '3 \27 _22 ì Inventor By ' Sept; 3, 1946. 2,407,128 E. J. AXNIX » MAIL Box Filed April 2e, 1945 2 Sheets-«Sheet 2 _w , .__4 _ /2 „J f_»v 711x ,.M._ _ ____ f/ .m ____ _ _ _ _. . ___ y „ß ____ V/w . _ -/_ __ _ _ _ _ __.. ._ _ âmIH _|Il|li1l u_@1_ßM . ._/////f// k f_.v 8 5\ f ,111. ____ __ _É .n1__( _:_E JE, ¿1F ___ „ai.Él„i_ ._ â „_ - ,_ _ a __ l 2 ./ _ //V/ í.1mw m n-: _W .2. _. »J . 5. 1_m 4 . .\»I«5Jn\’ïM._~. _ 2. |__ __ _ _ . 1 ZaymeJ/Zwzziö. @wf _. By - _ WW I an! , Patented Sept. 3, 1.946 2,407,128 y.UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE" MAIL BOX Eugene J. Axnix, South Bend, Ind., assignor 'of fifteen per cent to Dan Preger, fifteen per cent to David Preger, and ñfteen per cent to Eliza beth Kuzmich, South Bend, Ind. Application April 26, 1945, Serial No. 590,320 1` Claim. (Cl. E32-_17) 2 The present invention relates to new and useful by means of a pin I4 below the upper edge of said improvements in mail boxes designed primarily back wall. for use for thehome and »rural delivery of mail The mail box Il) also includes a bottom I5 hav ing a sloping false bottom I5a secured at the lower portions of the side walls I2 and against which is positioned the lower edge of a transparent front wall l EL The front wall I6 is held in position be and the invention has for its primary object to provide an upwardly swinging front cover for the box in orde-r that the contents of the box may be easily and conveniently removed without dini culty. A further object of the invention is to provide « tween the side walls I2 by means of vertical re taining strips I'I, a lower horizontal retaining a mail box of this character embodying means 10 strip I8 and lugs I9 projecting inwardly from the side walls I2 behind vthe front wall I6. The upper for supporting magazines, newspapers and other edge `of the front wall I6 is spaced below the top relatively large articles and also embodying means Wall I0 as shown to advantage in Figure 3 of the for supporting mail in a conveniently exposed drawings to provide a mail slot through which position for collection by a postman. A further object of the invention is to provide 15 mail may be deposited into the box for resting on p the sloping false bottom I5a. a device of this character of simple and practical In order to remove the mail from the box the construction, which is neat and attractive in ap lower edge thereof is swung upwardly and for pearancey relatively inexpensive to manufacture wardly as indicated by the arrow in Figure 3 and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which the same is intended. 20 of the drawings whereby the sloping false bottom f‘ I5a. will deposit the mail ontothe shelf 6 and Other objects and advantages reside in the de may then be conveniently removed. tails of construction and ope-ration as more fully ’ hereinafter described and claimed, reference be The rear edge of the upper wall , I I is inclined as indicated at 2l to substantially close the space part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like 25 between the top wall II and the rear wall 9 when the box is in its closed position and per parts throughout, and in which mitting upward swinging movement ofthe box a Figure 1 is a front elevational View. distance suiiiciently for removing the mail there Figure 2 is a top plan view. from. ` f Figure 3 is a vertical sectional view taken sub The space between the attaching plate 5 and 30 stantially on a line 3--3 of Figure 1. the rear wall 9 of the box forms a chamber 22 Figure 4 is a transverse sectional view taken therebetween which is open at each side and in substantially on a line 4_4 of Figure 1. which substantially large pieces of mail may be Figure 5 is a fragmentary side elevational View Y ing had to the accompanying drawings forming of the lower portion of the main box, and Figure 6’ is a perspective View of the catch. Referring now to the drawings in detail Where in for the purpose of illustration I have disclosed a preferred embodiment of the invention, the nu meral 5 designates an attaching plate adapted for attaching to the side o-f a house,` post or 40 other suitable supporting structure and provided placed. A pair of arms 23 are pivotally attached at one end to the sides of the bottom wall I5 by means of pins 24, the outer ends of the arms being curved upwardly as indicated at 25 and when moved in their outwardly projected positions as shown in Figure 3 of the drawings the arms pro vide support for newspapers, magazines and the like indicated at 26, such articles being supported in front of the mail box I0. at its lower edge with a forwardly projecting shelf 6. A spring catch 2'I projects outwardly from the To the front surface of the attaching plate is 45 front edge of the shelf 6 to frictionally engage secured upper and lower spacing blocks 'I and 8 the lower edge of the box Ill to retain the latter to the front edge of which is secured the rear wall in its closed position. 9 of a mail box I0, said rear wall of the mail box The upper edge of the rear wall 9 is formed with being attached in any suitable manner and sup' a slot 28 by means of which letters or Vthe like ported at its lower end on the shelf 6. 50 29 may be inserted for collection by the postman, The mail box I Il includes a top wall I I and side ` said letters constituting outgoing mail. walls I2 connected to each other in any suitable It is believed the details of construction, opera manner, the top Wall II having rearwardly pro tion and advantages of the device will be readily jecting tongues I 3 positioned outwardly at oppo understood from the foregoing without further site sides of the back wall 9 and pivoted thereto 55 detailed explanation. 2,407,128 3 In view of the foregoing description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, it is believed that a clear understanding of the con struction, operation and advantages of the de vice will be quite apparent to those skilled in the art. It is to be understood, however, that even tho-ugh there is >herein shown and-described a preferred embodiment of the invention the same is susceptible toI certain changes fully compre hended by the spirit of the invention as herein described and the scope of the appended claim. Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is: 4 In a device of the class described, a ñxed shelf, a box having a deposit opening therein and a back upstanding from said shelf and ñxed there to, said box including a body having a bottom resting on said shelf and a top swingably mounted on said back whereby said body may be swung up wardly and forwardly of said shelf to cause con tents of the body to be deposited on the shelf, said body having a false bottom sloping toward said 10 back to facilitate deposit of the contents of the _ box onto said shelf. EUGENE J. AXNIX.