Rural Free Delivery warded mailbox padlock

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Description
Brass warded lock. The case front was marked "RFD" and the case back marked "MAIL" by the manufacturer. This lock was used to secure rural mailboxes on "RFD" routes.
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National Postal Museum Collection
Object number
1992.2002.585
Place
United States of America
Medium
brass
Dimensions
0.5 x 1.75 x 2.5 in (1.27 x 4.44 x 6.35 cm)
National Postal Museum
Type
Mail Processing Equipment