This item sold on June 25, 2011.
A super unique piece of architectural salvage, these vintage post office box doors would make a wonderful addition to your industrial decor. Made of brass, the doors are quite hefty. Each measures approximately 5" tall by 3 5/8" wide. Circa 1960s.
A 10-pointed star sits around the letters A-J. Some of the doors have a knob inside the star and letters, while other have a keyhole. A glass window sits below, where some doors display a number and others are blank. The Greek Key motif borders the edges of the door, along with a horizontal bar across the middle.
For doors with a knob lock mechanism, the combination is easily discovered by looking at the gears in the back while turning the dial clockwise, counter-clockwise, then clockwise again just like any standard combo lock. Eventually, gaps in each of the 3 gears will align, and you're golden!
For doors with a keyhole lock mechanism, YES, there are TWO working keys!
These doors are extremely charming in their imperfectness. They show nice age and patina as well as other flaws including wear to the brass. As you can see from the photos, each door varies slightly with different levels of oxidation, number styles, and lock mechanisms. Your door will be randomly selected from my inventory.
Please note, this listing is for ONE vintage post office box door. It is my LAST ONE in this size and it is more of a silver color than the others -- probably nickel-plated. Please see the last photo for the exact door that you will receive.
I also have a larger size of post office box door, in the same Grecian motif. The comparison between the large and small size is shown in the fourth photo. The large size can be purchased here:
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