What is the history of this seemingly ordinary household items, as the subscriber's mailbox? It turns out that on this subject, there are many articles. And so far is much debate about the history of mail box, because the stories about his appearance a great many. It is known for: the 16th century mentions the use of the mailbox is not marked, the first mention of this subject, as the mailbox is found only after 16 century. For example, there is a story about how the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias in 1500, was shipwrecked off the coast of South Africa, in the raging waves killed many sailors, including himself, and Dias. After the storm, the surviving members of the expedition in hopes of returning home described the incident, stuck a letter in the shoe and hung it on the tree. A year later, the same way in India went to another explorer, Joao da Nova. He landed to the South African coast in the same place where the tree was left shoe with the letter.
Juan De Nova and read the message in honor of the expedition, built a chapel nearby, around which a period of time there was a settlement, as long served local residents mailbox. Currently, there is a monument to one of the first mailbox in the world. It is shaped like a huge shoe. There is a story about how, for example, in France in 1653, Earl Jean Renoir de Villaye received from Louis XIV to the privilege of organizing the city of Paris-mail. While in the capital city of France is the only mail is placed in a small room.
Everyone who wanted to send a letter, had priytina mail and deliver the message. Heading mail, graph ordered to establish subscriber mailboxes, which can be omitted letters. In Vienna, a post office box was installed in 1785, and was decorated with the image of the letter and post horn. Post horns were symbols of postal services in many countries and sometimes even portrayed in a considerable number of mailboxes. In London the first e-mail box of cast iron set in 1866. On the streets St. Petersburg and Moscow postal boxes appeared in 1848. They were placed in post offices, and in December – and petty shops. Based on this birthday of Russia's mailbox began to consider the December 1, 1848. Sample first mailbox is made of planks and lined with sheet iron on the outside. His height – 58 Width – 34 Depth – 32 cm on the front slope, protected by a visor, shows a mailing envelope with a red wax seal.