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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumatic_tube

http://www.capsu.org/features/pneumatic_tube_system_in_prague.html

http://www.cix.co.uk/~mhayhurst/jdhayhurst/pneumatic/book1.html

http://gridskipper.com/travel/berlin/berlin-beneath-the-boulevard-309638.php#



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