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Tip: Simple disk on a string serves as a signal to show that there is mail in a rural-style box.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1980 (v.58#10) pg. 45

Build the mailbox sentry. LED and tone indicators announce mail arrival at remote location. Requires a wire from the box to the alarm.
COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS Nov 1982 (v.20#11) pg. 76

Delivery indicator. Simple tilt-triggered circuit flashes an LED to indicate that your mail or newspaper has arrived. Est. cost: $10.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Mar 1988 (v.5#3) pg. 42

Tip on using a length of ribbon to signal when a rural mailbox has been opened.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #109 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 24

Electronic circuits for alerting you to the delivery of mail to a rural mailbox.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1998 (v.15#9) pg. 55

Mailbox monitor circuit that not only alerts you when the mailbox is opened, but incorporates an alarm feature which goes off when the box is opened by unauthorized personnel.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1999 (v.16#1) pg. 50

Automatic pop-up flag signals mail arrival.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1963 (v.119#3) pg. 172

Rural mailbox has a glass window in the rear so you can see if any mail has come.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1967 (v.128#6) pg. 171

Simple device to tell if your mail has arrived without walking all the way out to the box.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1977 (v.148#6) pg. 152

Wooden rural-type mailbox with glass back allows you to see if you have received any mail before walking out.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1971 (v.199#4) pg. 138

Signal flag pops up when mailman opens a rural mailbox, thus signaling the arrival of the mail to the homeowner.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1974 (v.204#3) pg. 150

How a mailbox on a house can be wired to a home doorbell system so that raising the lid will ring the bell.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1977 (v.211#6) pg. 64