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Amsterdam?

I really doubt whether Amsterdam had a pneumatic city mail system, I think the present evidence is meager and can't be proven correct beyond a doubt.

As far as I know the only source is this quote from the German Wikipedia page on "Rohrpost" (january 2014):

"It is suggested by photographs of the company C. August Schmidt & Sons (Hamburg), that they had made ​​in the 1930s a ready for shipment pneumatic tube system for Amsterdam. If it has been delivered and installed, is not known."

Presumably the quote is based on this photo:

Versandfertige Apparate für eine Grossrohrpost Versandfertige Apparate für eine Grossrohrpost

"Stations for a pneumatic, large diameter tube system (100mm), ready for shipment".

Photo taken from page 103 of the book 100 Jahre C. Aug. Schmidt Söhne, Hamburg.

So the title/explanation of the photo is "Stations for a pneumatic, large diameter tube system, ready for shipment" and on the photo you can see the text Amsterdam on a kind of a sign. One might conclude the stations are in, or at least for Amsterdam... But in the book Amsterdam isn't...

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Amphilex 2002 Buizenpost 1 Amphilex 2002 Buizenpost 1

AMPHILEX is a major international philately event that has been organised by the Dutch TPG Post and The Philatelic Foundation. The 2002 event celebrates 150 years of Dutch postage stamps. There were many activities aimed at children, including sending letters from the past to the future through a pneumatic dispatch system (Buizenpost).

Amphilex 2002 Buizenpost 2 Amphilex 2002 Buizenpost 2

AMPHILEX is a major international philately event that has been organised by the Dutch TPG Post and The Philatelic Foundation. The 2002 event celebrates 150 years of Dutch postage stamps. There were many activities aimed at children, including sending letters from the past to the future through a pneumatic dispatch system (Buizenpost).

Amphilex 2002 Buizenpost 3 Amphilex 2002 Buizenpost 3

AMPHILEX is a major international philately event that has been organised by the Dutch TPG Post and The Philatelic Foundation. The 2002 event celebrates 150 years of Dutch postage stamps. There were many activities aimed at children, including sending letters from the past to the future through a pneumatic dispatch system (Buizenpost).

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