Sunday, April 27, 2008

Steampunk Tech: Pnumatic Postal Systems

Map of the Paris Metro Pnumatic Postal system

As I wandered around the the ethernet, I discovered that Paris, Prague, and Berlin both had a pnumatic postal system at the turn of the century. Found it to be a fascinating system, and had to smile at the thought of mail arriving at one's domicile via a tube. For more regarding pnumatic postal systems, please visit:

Example of the tubes used in Paris

1 comment:

Skusting Dagger said...

I think they had one in NYC at one time. I still remember the in-store one at the local department store in the town I grew up in