Mailbox is rectangular and made from tin. Box has an oval hole on right side and a lid on top that is hinged by two hinges. Latch on lid fits over loop on box to be locked. Box has a streak of black paint on the front. Box was supposedly made by cornice workers on the capitol for Mr. G. W. Rimassa Sr. out of scraps of cornice. Mr. Rimassa was a postman in Austin.
H. 23.5 x W. 15.5 x D. 11 cm (H. 9.25 x W. 6.1 x D. 4.33 in)
Place of Origin
Austin (Travis County, Tex.)
Mrs. G. W. Rimassa
Artisan or Artist
tin ; mailboxes ; metalworking
Materials Facet -- Materials (Hierarchy Name) -- materials (matter) -- inorganic material -- metal -- nonferrous metal -- tin (metal) ; Objects Facet -- Components (Hierarchy Name) -- components (objects) -- system components -- infrastructural elements -- transportation elements -- street furniture -- mailboxes ; Activities Facet -- Processes and Techniques (Hierarchy Name) -- metalworking
Distribution and Transportation Artifacts -- containers -- container, mail -- mailbox
containers and vessels -- mailboxes
Process or Technique
Texas Memorial Museum Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
Local Resource Number
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
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Hill Texas Archive Research Notes
State Capitol Building was completed in the 1880s, so the date for this item is based on the description.