Mail Satchel Cart

Dublin Core

Title

Mail Satchel Cart

Alternative Title

Mail Satchel Cart

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Post offices
Letter carriers--United States

Description

This is a replica of a mail satchel cart used to transport multiple satchels of mail to ease the burden upon the mail carrier. The use of satchel carts is very situational and used in instances where the postal vehicle would be unable to reach a location with multiple post boxes. However, the use of the satchel cart must be approved by a Postmaster with its use being reserved by physically-impaired postmen first. The carts are fairly resilient and can transport up to 70 pounds of mail, which is equivalent to two mail satchels. Today, the use of satchel carts is on the decline, as segues have become more widespread and exponentially decrease the physical toll of wheeling a heavy mail trolley.

Source

Original color digital image, September 2015: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

2015-09

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida.
Downtown Orlando Post Office Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

73.3 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Downtown Orlando Post Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Tran, Tristan
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Mail satchel." datab.us. http://datab.us/i/Mail%20satchel.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Approximately 4in x 3in.

Physical Dimensions

Post Office memorabilia collection at the Orlando Post Office.

Locations

Categories