Pneumatic Tube Mail in the United States of America
What the pneumatic parcel post can carry!?
The year 1904, "The cylinders are of different sizes according to the contents. Here we see a bird cage, a dog, a guinea pig, and other articles that have been carried. People are already familiar with the same principle on a small scale at the telegraph offices."
Underground works in the Euston-Road
... There is, first, immediately under the surface of the road, a double set of mains and pipes for supplying the district with water and gas. Beneath these passes, transversely iron tube belonging to the Pneumatic Dispatch Company, through which parcels are constantly being conveyed backwards and forwards, and occasionally the mailbags also, between the General Post Office and this district...
Payment by air, the cashier who controls the pneumatic system in his office
A pneumatic "change" railway has been invented by an English engineer, and has been established in Germany. The photograph shows the system of tubes through which the cashier receives the money and the account and dispatches the change.
The General Post Office’s own Tube Railway for conveying mail matter
The General Post Office is about to start its own tube railway to facilitate the handling of mail matter in London; this in addition to the numerous miles of pneumatic tubes already in use.
The essential features of a Pneumatic Tube Line are four...
A suitable conduit, or tube; a carrier for passing through the tube; a transmitter, or device for dispatching the carrier; and a receiver, or apparatus for arresting the carrier and delivering it from the line.
Pneumatic Parcel Post, An Attempt To Supersede The Carrier
The present scheme to undermine London with pneumatic tubes for the conveyance of parcels and letters is a revival. A Pneumatic Despatch Company Act was passed in 1859, and between 1960 and 1865 tubes were laid down in Threadneedle Street, and from Euston Station to Camden Town and Holborn.
The Pneumatic Despatch, by S. J. Mackie
UNDERGROUND London in the course of a few years will be quite as wonderful as London above ground.
Pneumatic Tube, Instrument Gallery
"The pneumatic despatch tubes used for sending written telegram forms between the Central Office and some of the telegraph offices in the City at West Strand."
Opening of the pneumatic despatch tube at the Holborn end
"The system of conveyance by atmospheric propulsion through tube, which was lately exhibited in the grounds of the Crystal Palace, and had previously been tried on the short experimental line at Battersea, as well as in the neighbourhood of the Euston-square station, in Seymour-street and Eversholtstreet, Camden Town, has now obtained an important practical extension by the opening of the line from Euston-square to Holborn - a distance of one mile and three quarters - whence it will be continued another mile eastward to the General Post Office."
First Dispatch of Mail-Bags through the Pneumatic Tube
"First dispatch of mail-bags through the Pneumatic Tube from the district office in Eversholt-street to Euston station."
The Pneumatic Despatch
"A company has been formed, under the title of the Pneumatic Despatch Company, for establishing in the metropolis lines of pneumatic tube for the speedy conveyance of letters and parcels..."
Pneumatic Tube Mail Berlin Germany
Pneumatic Tube Mail Prague Czech
The commissioning of the Pneumatic Tube Mail system in Prague (Czech) was at 4 March 1899.
Pneumatic Tube Mail Vienna Austria
In Austria, the "Österreichische Post- und Telegraphenverwaltung" (today: "Österreichische Post AG") had only in Vienna a Pneumatic Tube System for mail delivery.
Book - TRANSPORT - Instructions for goods transport over small distances
Publication of the "Krachtwerktuigen" organization and the Dutch Institute for Efficiency at the publisher E. Kluwer from Deventer, the Netherlands.
Pneumatic Tube Mail Toronto Canada
Pneumatic Tube Mail Cologne Germany
There is no information available yet about a Pneumatic Tube Mail system in Cologne Germany, but this postcard proofs there was one!
Dart Cash Carrier advertisements
Pneumatic Tube advertisements from the Dart Cash Carrier Co. Ltd. in Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom.
Pneumatic Tube Mail Geneva Switzerland
According to a reference list - published 1927 - from the German company Mix & Genest AG, Abteilung Rohrpost und Förderanlagen in Berlin-Schöneberg, the Swiss city of Geneva had access to a Pneumatic Tube Mail system with 10 stations and a tube length of 4,000 meters.
Pneumatic Tube Mail Lausanne Switzerland
According to a reference list - published 1927 - from the German company Mix & Genest AG, Abteilung Rohrpost und Förderanlagen in Berlin-Schöneberg, the Swiss city of Lausanne had access to a Pneumatic Tube Mail system with 3 stations and a tube length of 700 meters.
Pneumatic Tube Mail Zürich Switzerland
According to a reference list - published 1927 - from the German company Mix & Genest AG, Abteilung Rohrpost und Förderanlagen in Berlin-Schöneberg, the Swiss city of Zürich had access to a Pneumatic Tube Mail system with 3 stations and a tube length of 4,500 meters.
Book - Rohrpostanlagen, ihre Technik, Anwendung und Wartung
'The last book about Pneumatic Tube Sytems was published in 1930. The author, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Hans Schwaighofer, Munich Germany, brought in the first book pneumatic tube technical innovations in the field of "pneumatischer Fernanlagen" (pneumatic long distance systems), with what Pneumatic Tube Mail Systems is meant. In the second book was with the title "Rohrpost-Innenanlagen" the technology and the use of the pneumatic tube system inside buildings described.'
The Jetsons - Pneumatic Tube
In this episode from 1963 George Jetson uses a pneumatic tube to transport himself with great speed to the boss his office.
Pneumatic Tube Mail Hamburg Germany
The Pneumatic Tube Mail in Hamburg was first used at 24 October 1864. In the 1960s is was replaced by the "Großrohrpost".