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Unique pneumatic tube photo

A nice discovery if I say so myself, I have printed the photo inside a magic lantern slide which I have recently bought on eBay. The photo shows in my eyes a unique scene.

 


Magic lantern glass slide - Pneumatic Tube Magic lantern glass slide - Pneumatic Tube

An early 1900's magic lantern glass slide with in it a photo of a man standing in front of a Mix & Genest pneumatic tube station. Above him you see a "cash carrier wire system".
The photo must be taken somewhere in Berlin, Germany.

Verlag Dr. Franz Stoedner Berlin NW7
Wissenschaftliche Projektion und Stereoskopie

48923. Elektro.
Rohrpost für fernbetrieb

Unique pneumatic tube photo Unique pneumatic tube photo

This photo is a new print from an early 1900's glass "magic lantern" slide. I think it is a unique one, because it shows three types of transportation in one shot.

The man on the photo is sending a carrier in a pneumatic tube station manufactured by the Mix & Genest  company, which is probably connected to the Berlin pneumatic city mail system (Stadtrohrpost). I conclude this from the title of the slide "Rohrpost für fernbetrieb", translated: long distance pneumatic tube system.

At the left and right side of photo you see a pneumatic tube station for internal building transportation (Hausrohrpost).

And last but certainly not least, at the ceiling of the room there is a cash carrier wire system.

Mentioned at the slide:

"Verlag Dr. Franz Stoedner Berlin NW7
Wissenschaftliche Projektion und Stereoskopie

48923. Elektro.
Rohrpost für fernbetrieb"


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