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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.

It is an early 1900's magic lantern glass slide with a photo of a man standing in front of a pneumatic tube station. The photo must be taken somewhere in Berlin, Germany.

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 tube 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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Unique pneumatic tube photo

  Last updated: 22-08-2018


Unique pneumatic tube photo


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