International Communications

International object

This object makes an important contribution to the way man communicates globally.
What is it ?
Where did it originate?
How can you tell?
Given how we communicate these days , what do you think may happen to objects such as this in the future?
Looking forward to reading your answers, Regards Dr Kathy Mackey

32 thoughts on “International Communications

  1. Hi Dr Mackey,
    Question 1: I think this is an old post-box.
    Question 2: I think it originated from Germany.
    Question 3: I can tell because of the German writing. E.g. Nachste Leerung means ‘next collection’ and Schreiben Sie Bitte means ‘please write’.
    Question 4: I think it will become obsolete and no-one will use it anymore. Maybe it will be preserved. We will be using email instead.
    This was very challenging!!!
    ‘Did you know? German post-boxes were yellow!’
    Sorry, this is the real deal. The last one was faulty.
    Looking forward to next week,
    Peternn1

    1. Hi Peter ,Yes well done on the German post box answer and thanks I did not know that all post boxes in Germany were yellow. There may be limited uses for post boxes in the future as our communication becomes more influenced by technology , Keep up the great work , Regards Dr M

  2. Hello Dr Mackey,
    Here are the answers but I don’t know if it is correct:
    It is a German post box or a post office. The first post box in the world was originated in Paris 1652 and this post box is a German one and I can tell that because of the language on the post box is in German and because German post boxes are yellow. I believe in the future post boxes will be in museums because everyone will be using email and texting on technology instead of mailing it to someone because on email it takes 3 second to email or text it someone on the other side of the world but if you post a letter it would take months and months.
    Thank you for your questions, it was challenging and entertaining. I am looking forward to next week’s post when we answer a new set of questions, Thank you.
    Kind regards,
    Jorja

    1. Hello Jorja ,
      Yes it is a German post box and your idea about the role of post boxes in the future is a valid one as email and other forms of communication become more common. Have a great week, kind Regards Dr M

  3. Hi Dr Mackey,

    I have done research and found that it is a German post box.

    I looked at what some of the words mean such as:
    Schreiben sie bitte im absender. means Please write the sender
    Samstag , Sonntag means Saturday and Sunday
    Postamt means Post office

    They are the key words that give the fact that it is a post box away.
    A German post box is yellow. (obviously from the photo).

    Some facts on post boxes worldwide:
    The first post box originated in 1653, the first post boxes are believed to have been installed in and around Paris. By 1829, post boxes were in used in all of France. The first public post boxes in Poland were installed in Warsaw in 1842.

    Post boxes in the future will almost definitely become over run by email and other kinds of technology.

    1. Hi Josephine ,

      Great work on the German translation as that is the key to working out the answer . You are right is thinking that post boxes will be come vary rare in the future and technology takes over the way we communicate . Keep up the great work , Regards Dr Mackey

  4. Hi Dr Mackey,
    Question 1: I think this is an old post-box.
    Question 2: I think it originated from Germany.
    Question 3: I can tell because of the German writing. E.g. Nachste Leerung means ‘next collection’ and Schreiben Sie Bitte means ‘please write’.
    Question 4: I think it will become obsolete and no-one will use it anymore. Maybe it will be preserved.
    This was very challenging!!!
    ‘Did you know? German post-boxes were yellow!’
    Looking forward to next week,
    Peter

    1. Hi Peter … I didn’t realise that all German Post boxes were yellow ! Well done on your translations of the words into English . I agree with your thoughts about the future of post boxes …. They are likely to become obsolete as we use technology more and more to communicate . Kind Regards Dr M

  5. Hi Dr Mackey,

    Here is question 1.
    The picture shows an old-fashioned German lamp box, a type of post box fixed to a sturdy lamp post.

    Question 2,
    The very first post box originated in 1653 and the first post boxes were believed to have been installed in and around Paris. This post box, however, originated in Germany as the words on the post box are German, and they say, “Please write to sender 61 Darmstadt late emptying Leerungs-post office Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, field bergaer”

    Question 3,
    I can tell it is German because all the words are in German, it mentions the German city Darmstadt, and that it is yellow and all of Deutsche Post’s boxes are yellow.

    And question 4.
    Due to the rapid advances in technology, email and text will soon most probably take over communication. These old-fashioned mail boxes will probably end up calling a museum home, or maybe even become heritage-listed over the years.

    1. Hi Olivia,

      You are right …. it is a German post box, as the translation is the key to working out this answer . I love your idea that old post boxes could become heritage listed as in many cities artists then use them to create public art projects that tell the history of the suburbs. Regards Dr M

  6. Hi Dr Mackey,

    I think this is a Deutsche post box. I know this because when I saw it I thought it was a post box so I searched it up on google images and found one that was identical except shot from the side with a clear logo on it. When I scrolled down further I found the logo with the words Deutsche post. Deutsche means German.

    The first post boxes were believed to be installed in Paris in 1653. However this post box originated in Germany.

    I can tell this is a German post box because deutsche means German and there is German on the sign. There are words on it such as Sam stag (Saturday) and Sonntag (Sunday)

    These might not get used as much because everyone is communicating through email, texts and calls these days because it is so quick and very easy.

    Thanks, Mattea.

    1. Hi Mattea , Great job in working out the at the post box was German from the language used. Yes you are correct in suggesting that there may not be too much use for postboxes in the future as we communicate more through technology, Regards Dr Mackey

  7. Hello Dr Mackey,
    Our answer to the first question is that it is an old-fashioned German post box/letter box.
    Our answer to the second question is that this letter box originated in Germany, but the first one ever was from Paris and was created in 1653.
    Our answer to the third question is that we can tell because it is written in German and it says;
    Please write the sender
    61 Darmstadt
    late emptying

    leerungs-post office
    Monday Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    field bergaer

    Our answer to the fourth question is that it will be put into the museums as historical artifacts, because people will be using technology to communicate like email and skype and phone calls.

    1. HI girls,
      Its wonderful to see you working as a team to generate a detailed answer including the German translations. Yes its probably true that post boxes will become historical artifacts as we continue to develop our technology to communicate,
      Kind Regards Dr Mackey

  8. Dear doctor Mackey,
    These are the answers to your questions and some translations.
    1. This is a post box which is owned by a company called Duetsche Post DHL which has yellow post boxes.

    2. The first post box originated in Paris but this post box originated in Germany because it is written in German.

    3. Objects like this in the future will be overrun by email, texts and technology and mail will be considered ‘old’ and ineffective.

    Translations

    Schreiben sie bitte im absender –please write to the sender

    Leerungs-postamt- emptying post office

    Montag-Freitag – Monday-Friday

    Samstag –Saturday

    Sanntag-Sunday

    Darmstadt is near Frankfurt in Germany

    1. Dear Benjamin,
      Well done on your translations as this was the key to finding the answer. It is quite likely that post boxes will become obsolete as we continue to develop the ways we communicate through technology. Have a great week, Regards Dr M

  9. Q1.The object in the picture is a post box because you can see that there is a key lock at the bottom for the people to open and get the letter.
    Q2.This post box was originated in Germany because it was originally from Germany
    Q3.Because if you do research on Darmstadt it is in Germany.
    Q4.This object will definitely not be used in the future because it will be taken over by technological post options online.

    1. Hi Lochy ,
      Well done on the details of your answer as it is a German post box . It is a shame that these sorts of objects will probably not be used vey much in the future as we continue to develop better technology for communicating. Kind Regards Dr M

  10. Hi Dr Mackey,
    I think it is an old fashioned German post box near a train station. I thought this because on google I translated all of the words on it and it came up as German. I also looked closely at the picture and saw a train in the back ground and train timetables so I thought it would be a post box.

    I think it originated from Germany because it is all wrote in German and it looks quite old.

    I think, because of modern technology like email and google, this post box will start getting less popular as the years go past. Because this is old, it will probably be heritage listed and will end up in a history museum.
    Thank you heaps,
    Zara

    1. Hi Zara ,
      You are correct , it is a German post box.
      It is a good thing that we think these sorts of objects will eventually end up in a history museum as this will remind us of how we used to communicate ,
      Kind Regards Dr M

  11. Dear Dr Mackey
    Q1-This object is a German post box.
    Q2-The post box originated in France but this particular one (I think) is in Germany
    Q3- The post box reads:
    Please write the sender
    61 Darmstadt
    Late emptying
    So it has to be a postbox.
    Q4-this object will probably be put in a museum or ‘thrown away’ because of emails

    1. Dear William , You are right, it is a German post box.
      It would be a shame to see them thrown away , so installing them in a museum to remind us of how we used to communicate is a great idea …. Kind Regards Dr M

  12. Hi Dr Mackey,
    I think that this is a wall box (post box). This post belongs to Deutsche Post and originated in Germany. I know this because the writing on the wall box is written in German and the company Deutsche Post is a German company. In the future post boxes will not be an important, commonly- used item. This is because electronics such as laptops and phones, which send texts and emails, have become a faster, simpler way to communicate instead of writing a letter.
    Thank you, Mary.

    1. Hi Mary ,
      You are correct , it is a post box from Germany . It will be shame to think that these will not have much of a purpose in the future as we communicate more via technology, Regards Dr Mackey

  13. Dear Dr Mackey
    Q1- my answer would be a german post box because of the writing inprinted onto the post box( I went on to google translator and checked this!)
    Q2 the post bow originated in France but this particular once might be from Germany
    Q3 the post box reads( I think) please write the sender, Saturday and Sunday post box. Which is German writing originally printed onto the box
    Q4 this object will probably be put in a museum because of its historical sense / thee history it holds and you can not just get them for free

    1. Dear Gilbert
      You are right , the languages tells us that it is German postbox. it would be fabulous to see these sorts of objects in museums in the future so people are reminded of how we used to communicate . Kind Regards Dr Mackey

  14. Hello Dr Makey,
    Q1) It is a post box used in old times in Germany
    Q2) Germany although the first post box originated in Paris.
    Q3) because the words are in German and Darmstadt is in Germany.
    Q4) they would not be around to use because it would be contained in a museum for historical education experiences.

    Translation from German to English:
    Please write the sender
    61 Darmstadt
    Late emptying

    leerungs-post office
    Monday Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    field bergaer

    • German post boxes are Yellow

    Thanks,
    Molly Raffel 6/5

    1. Hello Molly

      Yes you are correct , the object is a German post box . These will probably become more rare in the future as we continue to communicate via technology more , Kind Regards Dr M

  15. Hi Dr Mackey
    This is an old fashioned German post box that originated in Germany. Although the first post box originated in Paris-France.
    I can tell by the way it is spelt and sounds because my dad speaks German.
    In the future /now we will most likely be using email and messages.
    Chloe

    1. Hi Chloe, You are correct , it is a German post box. It is a shame that these will start be become quite rare as we continue to communicate more via technology , Kind Regards Dr M

  16. This object is an old-fashioned German post box. The first post box in the world originated in Paris, but this post box originated in Germany, but this box is in Darmstadt. This post box is German, and I can tell because it has German words written on it. The words on it are “Montag-Freitag, Samstag, Sonntag, Shreiben sie bitte im absender, Spatleerung, 61 Darmstadt, Leerungs-Postamt” which means Monday-Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Please write the sender, Spatleerung (possibly a company), 61 Darmstadt (a city by Frankfurt), Leerungs Post office. This box belongs to Deutsch post (The German postal service). As the world today is dominated by phones, email, text, twitter, and other electronic means of communication, post boxes like these would eventually be removed, possibly ending up in a history museum for a new exhibit.

    1. Hi Marielle ,
      You are correct , it is a German post box. It would be great to see objects such as theses preserved in museums so people in the future can see you how we communicated before the advent of so much technology , Kind Regards Dr Mackey

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