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August 19, 2004



sorry to inform you anthony trollop was not the inventor of the mail box. fyi =
phillip downing a black man invented the letter drop mailbox and william barry anothe african american invented the postmarking and canceling machine. no kidding do your research.


Actually, Trollope invented the "letter drop" -- just a simple pillar with a slot opening -- in 1852. Previously, people had to take their letters directly to the post office. Philip Downing invented the modern mailbox, which protects the letters from theft and from the elements, in 1891.

no kidding be polite when disagreeing with someone.

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