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 - j I em- Rural Mail Box Problem Solved Cromwell,...
j I em- Rural Mail Box Problem Solved Cromwell, Minn.--Wl--A Cromwell Cromwell man has come up with a solution to a troublesome wintertime wintertime mail delivery problem in rural areas. Rural mail boxes take a beating beating during the winter. Snow plows j clearing rural roads can't help but j knock down the boxes. Postal regulations call for boxes to be located at the edge of the shoulder, shoulder, at least six feet off the pavement, pavement, but still within arm reach from an automobile for the mail carrier. Earl W. Dotten, a retired well contractor at Cromwell, came up with a simple, but effective solu- tion. He applied the swinging door principle. Dotten's mail box standard has a four foot extension arm on which the mail box is mounted. If struck, the arm swings, and is snapped back into place by springs. The long arm also places the that much farther off the road · and out of reach of plow blades. Dotten got a patent on the but he hasn't decided whether he'll- sell it or go into the manufactur-' ing business himself. «

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  1. The Winona Republican-Herald,
  2. 30 Oct 1951, Tue,
  3. Page 5

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