The Florence 1250 Vertical Series 6-Compartment Wall-Mount Mailbox features an anodized, heavy-gauge, extruded aluminum design for durability. This wall-mount mailbox provides a tenant name card holder on each door and a 5-pin cylinder lock, each with 2 keys so you always have access to a spare.
6 mail compartments can service up to 6 tenants
5 in. W x 16-1/2 in. H x 6 in. D compartment size easily accommodates most sizes of mail
5-pin cylinder locks help prevent theft
Constructed of durable, heavy-gauge extruded aluminum
Mailboxes feature a full mounting frame that ensures complete enclosure of mail compartments
Approved by the postmaster general for replacement purposes
Tenant name card holder makes identification fast and convenient
Includes tenant name card holders and 2 keys per door
Like: Look and finishing. Auth Florence has a polished aluminum finish with thin vertical lines. ...
Like: Look and finishing. Auth Florence has a polished aluminum finish with thin vertical lines. The matte finishing on Salsbury brand vertical mailboxes makes it look chalky and cheap.
Like: Auth Florence vertical mailboxes have name card slots for removable name cards. Salsbury mailboxes only allow you to put a sticker. Depending on how you look it this feature can be a negative since the card slots provide an opening for water intrusion.
Dislike: Quality issues. (please read below.)
BEWARE QUALITY ISSUES. Have your local USPS maintenance technician come out and test your mailbox with a USPS approved lock to make sure the mailbox opens/closes and locks with ease before mounting.
I've purchased two Auth Florence 1250 Vertical Series 6 compartment mailboxes (12506SMSHA) and both have had issues requiring replacement.
Incident 1: The lock support bracket was assembled incorrectly requiring excessive force in closing and locking the door. (see photos)
Incident 2: Unit was poorly packaged. Inspected by inspector with the initials of "PJ". The lip of the anchor support bracket and lock support bracket collide with one another upon closing. The lip of the anchor support bracket should slide on top of lock support bracket upon closing.
The USPS maintenance department is strict on a mailboxes ease of operation. If the technician can't easily open/close/lock with one hand, since mail carriers are usually holding mail in the other, USPS will reject the activation of the new mailbox.
The reason for these stringent requirements is because liability. If mail carriers get injured as result of having to fidget with a mailbox in order to get it to properly open/close/lock then the USPS is liable for on the job injuries and unfortunately mail carriers will find almost any excuse to get on disability.
Response from FlorenceSupportFeb 14, 2017
Thank you hyoung for your feedback; we always appreciate hearing end user opinions. It is unfortunate that you have experienced difficulties with these mailboxes and we hope you will continue to give us the opportunity to work with you on your incidents.
While our packaging has been thoroughly tested with various carriers, and we strive to produce quality mailboxes, we will address the matters you have outlined with our quality department.
Vertical mailboxes such as this one have been available in the marketplace for well over 30 years and were designed to USPS specifications for indoor installation written at that time. Since then, new USPS specifications have been written addressing liability as you mention, as well as more stringent security for the mailboxes themselves. These specifications (Standard 4C or STD-4C for short) were not retroactive to the older mailboxes like these verticals (known as Standard 4B+), but does apply to new equipment introduced because of this specification. USPS states that vertical mailboxes should only be used for replacement purposes and not for any new delivery points because of these reasons.
If you would like to discuss your incidents further, please do not hesitate to contact us at 800-275-1747. Thank you again for your feedback!