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Pneumatic City Mail

The city mail by means of Pneumatic Tube Systems, was in the end of 19th and the beginning of the 20th century an important phenomenon. "The destruction of the pneumatic city mail", a very nice article from 1998, describes the arise of the Pneumatic City Mail in a number of European cities.

"Under numerous European metropoles lie broadly branched, pneumatic mini subway's gone to rust. Ever were these super-fast transport systems with a diameter of seven centimetres, in which annually millions dispatches, letters and parcels zoomed back and forth.
Marten Minkema does not understand why..."  Read more »


So, pneumatic tube systems were used in a lot of large cities in the world for the transport of mail. Here you see an overview of these Pneumatic City Mail installations ordered by country. By city you find a description of the installation and also a gallery with unique photos of the technique, but also of letters, postcards and postage stamps!


Pneumatic mail in Algeria

Pneumatic mail in Algeria


  • Algiers


Pneumatic mail in Argentina

Pneumatic mail in Argentina




Pneumatic mail in Austria

Pneumatic mail in Austria




Pneumatic mail in Brazil

Pneumatic mail in Brazil


  • Rio de Janeiro
  • São Paulo


Pneumatic mail in Czech

Pneumatic mail in Czech




Pneumatic mail in Germany

Pneumatic mail in Germany




Pneumatic mail in France

Pneumatic mail in France




Pneumatic mail in Great Britain

Pneumatic mail in the Great Britain


  • Birmingham
  • Glasgow
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle


Pneumatic mail in Hungary

Pneumatic mail in Hungary


  • Budapest


Pneumatic mail in Ireland

Pneumatic mail in Ireland


  • Dublin


Pneumatic mail in Italy

Pneumatic mail in Italy




Pneumatic mail in the Netherlands

Pneumatic mail in the Netherlands




Pneumatic mail in Portugal

Pneumatic mail in Portugal




Pneumatic mail in Russia

Pneumatic mail in Russia




Pneumatic mail in Swiss

Pneumatic mail in Switzerland




Pneumatic mail in the United States of America

Pneumatic mail in the United States of America