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1. (WO2001002271) MAIL BOX INCLUDING A VISUAL DEPOSIT INDICATOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/002271    International Application No.:    PCT/US1999/015187
Publication Date: Fri Jan 12 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Wed Jul 07 01:59:59 CEST 1999
IPC: A47G 29/122
Applicants: TRENIER, Jerome, C.
Inventors: TRENIER, Jerome, C.
Title: MAIL BOX INCLUDING A VISUAL DEPOSIT INDICATOR
Abstract:
A mailbox (10) including a visual deposit indicator for alerting a user that the mailbox (10) has been opened. The mailbox (10) includes a housing (12) and a door (14) pivotally connected thereto. A visual signaling device (28) is pivotally connected to the housing (12) on a side opposite the door (14). A device (40) for releasably engaging the signaling device (28) extends through the housing (12) and is fastened to and movable with the door (14). The signaling device (28) is movable between an inactivated position wherein the releasing device (40) engages the signaling device (28) thereby retaining the signaling device (28) in a position blocked from view by the housing (12), and an activated position wherein the releasing device (40) becomes disengaged from the signaling device (28) to pivot the signaling device (28) into a visible position unblocked by the housing (12).