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Railway mailbox mechanism, 19th century

Railway mailbox mechanism, 19th century

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SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Railway mailbox mechanism. The mailbag would be suspended on a hook from the side of the train, designed to safely release it into the receptacle shown here. Artwork from the 21st volume (first period of 1898) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.

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