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Lynn Javoroski
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Username: lynn_javoroski

Post Number: 166
Registered: 07-2002
Posted on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 06:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I work in an old building with a mail chute that collects mail from eight floors and brings it down to the first floor. It is positioned between the 2 elevators. It is brass/bronze, engraved/embossed, gracious and lovely.
Does anyone make anything even remotely like this or are we doomed to using only the plain stainless steel or "gold" square-edged boxes that look like they could cut your hand (or at least a finger or two) right off with their sharp angles and edges?
George A. Everding, AIA, CCS, CSI
Advanced Member
Username: geverding

Post Number: 5
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 10:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post


Have you tried signage manufacturers, the ones that offer cast bronze signs? Since they are in the business of custom fabricating plaques, they probably could produce whatever cover plate or mail slot design you want.
Ralph Liebing
Senior Member
Username: rliebing

Post Number: 119
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 12:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Some help here? [Section 10550, MasterSpecs];
A. General: Factory assembled and fabricated with tight joints, overlaps in direction of mail flow, and free of ledges. Provide transition sections so all sections of chutes are connected and overlap at least 2 inches (50 mm). Fabricate mail chutes so joint sections comply with same dimensions, with no reduction in chute size. Provide removable panels for access to concealed portions of chutes that exceed 5 feet (1.5 m) in length.
[ Comply with USPS Publication 16.]
1. [Available ]Manufacturers:
a. Cutler Manufacturing Corporation.
b. Meta-Lite, Inc.
c. U.S. Chutes; Div. of USC Group.
d. <Insert manufacturer's name.>
2. Manufacturers: Manufacturers listed on USPS's "Approved Sources List."
Vivian Volz
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Username: vivianvolz

Post Number: 14
Registered: 06-2004
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2004 - 02:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Salisbury (www.mailboxes.com) has a couple of die-cast brass and zinc products. If you phone for a quote, they will hound you forever; but they may be able to rescue you from gold anodized aluminum sheet metal. They don't make the chutes, but they make lots of doors. I like George's idea, but if time is tight Salisbury's stock stuff may help you out.
Lynn Javoroski
Senior Member
Username: lynn_javoroski

Post Number: 171
Registered: 07-2002
Posted on Monday, December 20, 2004 - 06:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Cutler made the lovely one we have in our building, but the company seems to have disappeared...Salisbury does have a door in 3 different finishes that has at least some character. Thanks.

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