It’s a Franklin Mail Burner. Benjamin Franklin invented it. It makes for a great mailbox. It’s cast iron. Very sturdy. Better than those plastic ones.
Benjamin Franklin was a visionary. As the country’s first Postmaster, he anticipated the rise of junk mail and set about inventing the perfect mailbox. When you go out to collect your mail each day, just collect the good stuff, leave the junk and throw a match in.
Ya can’t do that with a plastic mailbox (more than once).