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Street letter box patented in Philadelphia

03/09/1858

In Philadelphia, Albert Potts patents the first street letter box .  The box makes its appearance in Boston and New York City in August. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), .

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