Relics: Merchandise Mart Cutler mail chute
Here’s a Cutler mail chute at the Merchandise Mart. I wonder if it’s brassy underneath the paint. The sticker looks old.
Related: Cutler mailing system with mail chute and lobby mailbox and A different mail chute
I was just thinking about mail chutes today and looked at your earlier post, which had a link to an Atlas Obscura article that I just rediscovered (I thought it looked familiar). And now a new/old mail chute!
The presence of Mr. Zip would make me think that the label is from the 1970s. Can you ask him how long he’s been standing there?
I couldn’t remember Mr. ZIP’s name, but I recognized him. I couldn’t tell if this chute is still in use (likely not), then wondered how long the sticker had been there. According to Wikipedia, Mr. ZIP dates back to my very early childhood (1962)—which may be why I felt a small thrill seeing him again. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._ZIP