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Ubiquitous Blue Mailbox Patent

The quintessential blue mailbox is an invention that’s pretty much remained the same for more than a century. The design for the metal box with four legs and a slot to keep mail safe from the weather and thieves was patented October 27, 1891.

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Tupperware Retrospective

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