Development of a Rural Safety Mailbox

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$54,862.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
30541
Agency Tracking Number:
30541
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
900 Orchard Way, Silver Spring, MD, 20904
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Mrs. Carol Lee Bloom
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Current designs for rural safety mailboxes combined with a lack of safety design regulations, produce a hazardous situation for errant rural motorists. When impacted, rural mailboxes have been shown to dislodge from their posts and penetrate automobile windshields. In addition, rural residents are faced with a constant maintenance problem from winter snow plows, vandals, and vehicle impacts. A need exists for a rural safety mailbox which addresses these concerns. Adian Engineering proposes a design for such a mailbox. The mailbox is a single unit design combining box and post into a unitized device that eliminates separation. The lightweight plastic devices has a davit shaped post section that allows the box to swing clear of impacts from cars and plows. Adian has presented a logical development plan leading to a prototype device in Phase I.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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