Monday, January 14, 2008

Bonbobi mailbox

January's "Object of the Month" on the National Postal Museum website is the Bonbobi mailbox.

According to the site, "When the Southern Oaks Community of Santa Clarita, California, discovered their curbside mailboxes were not in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), they went in search of a better mailbox."

"Their number one concern was to find a mailbox with proportions that would allow a wheelchair to pass along the sidewalk without interference. Traditional tunnel-style mailboxes were too deep and violated the city building codes."

The Bobicompany was founded in 1991 by two brothers in Finland. Bobi mailboxes are limited access boxes designed for mail drop off only. They do not have indicator flags. They are intended for postal customers who do not want letter carriers to pick up outgoing mail.

The Bobi mailbox is the first mailbox manufactured in the 21st century to be added to the museum’s permanent collection.

To learn more, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM