Tubes Pneumatiques - Rorpost - Potrubni Posta - Pneumatica

Boston

During normal use, the carriers could be filled with over 600 letters and postcards.
The speed of the carrier was around 35 miles per hour.

Technique

Double-frame skeleton tube Double-frame skeleton tube

A section of the double-frame skeleton tube.
The small picture shows a post carrier being started with its load.

Unloaded carrier with its load: letters and parcels Unloaded carrier with its load: letters and parcels

Boston Postal Pneumatic Tube System

The dedication of the Boston Postal Pneumatic Tube System The dedication of the Boston Postal Pneumatic Tube System

U.S. Senator, Hon. William M. Butler, pressing the button to dispatch the first container, which carried an American flag and letters addressed to The President, the Postmaster General and other prominent citizens.

Mail

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