The Italian company Pipe§net want to revitalize the pneumatic tube system which was used for the transportation of money and change in department stores. They want to use a magnetic field to let capsules with a diameter of sixty centimetres float and move in a tube system. Franco Cotana, a physics engineer of the University of Perugia, patented the system in 2003.
When I tell others about my website, the first reaction is usually, 'Pneumatic Tube System, what's that?', often followed by 'Why precisely do you make a website on Pneumatic Tube Systems...?'
The empire of the supermarket chain 'De Gruyter' in the town of 's-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands that at its peak had 525 stores and 17 food factories introduced in the fifties the Sweet of the Week: gadgets for the children of the customers. Farewell to a glorious era? No.